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Old 07-18-21, 02:21 PM
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Gitane Love

Had this one for years but it keeps returning as one of my all time favourite riders despite its mid-level status. 1975 Tour De LíAvenir. Iíve owned and ridden lots of Gitanes over the years and Iíve never ridden one I didnít like, high or low. Post yours here and share the Gitane joy!



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Old 07-18-21, 06:59 PM
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heres one

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Old 07-18-21, 09:45 PM
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1971 Super Corsa

1972 Super Corsa
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A better photo of the gold Super


And my Ď73 Tour de France ďwork in progressĒ (still awaiting decals)

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Originally Posted by 1simplexnut View Post
heres one

Thatís a classic, classy beauty.👍
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1971 Super Corsa

1972 Super Corsa
Lovely bikes, I miss my Super Corsa!!
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Here's my 1983 Gitane Interclub. Mid level frame but rides oh so nice. I put over 1000 miles on it last year.

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I've been on ebay looking for vintage track bikes (for the track, not the street) and I've been drooling over this one. Unfortunately it's in France.



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A couple of TdFs: the gold one (1972) I no longer own, the blue one (1970-71) I currently own:


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Originally Posted by Brad L View Post
Here's my 1983 Gitane Interclub. Mid level frame but rides oh so nice. I put over 1000 miles on it last year.

nice ride
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Here is another one .
Lasted about a week then snapped the dropout off!
No accident, no jam up, just snapped!
The bits on it were worth what I paid thankfully .





a too small ill fated criterium

doom !
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Originally Posted by Brad L View Post
Here's my 1983 Gitane Interclub. Mid level frame but rides oh so nice. I put over 1000 miles on it last year.

Great looking ride! I think the Interclub and the Tour de LíAvenir shared the same frame.
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Originally Posted by 1simplexnut View Post
Here is another one .
Lasted about a week then snapped the dropout off!
No accident, no jam up, just snapped!
The bits on it were worth what I paid thankfully .





a too small ill fated criterium

doom !
What a shame!!! I had that same year and model and it was a great bike.😢
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A couple of TdFs: the gold one (1972) I no longer own, the blue one (1970-71) I currently own:


Both lovely bikes! I wouldnít have been able to chooseÖ
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Here's my 1984 TDF.
Used to be a Peugeot only guy before I got this bike. I have to confess that I seem to like the TDF more than my 1984 Peugeot PSV now.....
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I'm always happy to join in on spreading the good news of Gitane!

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Here's my 1984 TDF.
Used to be a Peugeot only guy before I got this bike. I have to confess that I seem to like the TDF more than my 1984 Peugeot PSV now.....
That's a beauty. I'd love to be able to get one of the '80s TdFs with Vitus tubes, but I only ever see the early '70s models pop up for sale.
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