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Old 09-30-22, 11:03 AM
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FS: Gitane Tour de France ~1972 F/F/HS +++

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Old 09-30-22, 02:32 PM
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Why oh why can’t this be a 56cm!

Love how fork tips are Campagnolo and rear drops Simplex. Use whatcha got!

Looks like it will clean up very nicely. Glws
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Old 09-30-22, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Slowride79
Why oh why can’t this be a 56cm!

Love how fork tips are Campagnolo and rear drops Simplex. Use whatcha got!

Looks like it will clean up very nicely. Glws
That's my size as well. I have no idea why but I've had a heck of a time finding a 57 cm Gitane TdF as well; ditto for Raleigh bikes. Either folks were taller back in the day or everyone just rode French fit and called it a day.
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Do you know if this frame fits a 700c x 32mm tire in the rear? Alternatively, what's the internal measurement across the chainstays where there is tire rub right behind the bottom bracket?
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I have a small list of interested persons / pm's, and I am answering in the order inquiries were received.<br />Thanks for your patience.<br /><br />TimmyT, can't answer about 32mm tires, I don't run tires that big. The internal spacing at the top of the chainstays seems to be about 35mm.
Thanks for checking!
I figured that would be tight for 32s at the bottom bracket but wasn't sure. There is often some variability in these older frames.

It's a good deal for the right person.
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Originally Posted by Slowride79
Why oh why canít this be a 56cm!

Love how fork tips are Campagnolo and rear drops Simplex. Use whatcha got!

Looks like it will clean up very nicely. Glws
I wish @hazetguy needed the 56; I'm tinkering with one right now and could use this size instead! Can't say it's anywhere as nice as this one though.

GLWTS - that's a killer deal.

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Old 10-01-22, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by TimmyT
Thanks for checking!
I figured that would be tight for 32s at the bottom bracket but wasn't sure. There is often some variability in these older frames.

It's a good deal for the right person.
I have a Gitane TDF similar to this one and have used 32 Paselas on it. Great riding frames. One of the best values out there.
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Old 10-02-22, 09:55 AM
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I have a Gitane TDF similar to this one and have used 32 Paselas on it. Great riding frames. One of the best values out there.
Thanks for chiming in. ColonelJLloyd had one (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...e-tdf-1x5.html) I think he could only get 30s on his, so there seems to be some variability.
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Originally Posted by Slowride79
Why oh why canít this be a 56cm!

Love how fork tips are Campagnolo and rear drops Simplex. Use whatcha got!

Looks like it will clean up very nicely. Glws
54cm is my size. Everything is ether 57cm and up or 50cm and smaller
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