We really like these..

Very, very nice.


1978 Gitane “Professional Super Corsa” vintage road racing bike, 58cm – $875 (Huntington Beach)

Rare 1978 Gitane “Professional Super Corsa” — the same model as the bicycle that won the Tour de France in 1978 (see photo of winner Bernard Hinault riding this bicycle, painted in blue). This was Gitane’s top-of-the-line model! All Campagnolo Nuovo Record parts, Reynolds 531 frame!!!

Entire bicycle has been expertly tuned-up and rides great. All parts have been hand-cleaned and polished. Tires have lots of tread left and have been reglued to rims. All parts are in good working order. Frame has no dents or dings and paint is in remarkable condition, especially considering its age. The bike was only lightly used, so although it is not “new, showroom” condition and some components have scratches, it looks and rides great. Ready to ride!

• Frame:
o Seat tube: 58 cm, center to top, 56 cm center to center
o Top tube: 58 cm cm center to center
o Reynolds 531 double-butted tubing (top of the line)
o Campagnolo dropouts and dropout screws
o Prugnat lugs with custom cutouts; forkcrown has special Gitane insignia stamped on it

• Wheels:
o Hubs: Campagnolo low flange Nuovo Record hubs and quick releases
o Matrix Iso rims (for sew-up/tubular tires), 3-cross, DT stainless steel spokes
o Clement CF 2001 sew-up/tubular tires, made in Italy

• Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record, 52-42 teeth
• Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
• Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
• Shift levers: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
• Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
• Front derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
• Freewheel: Maillard 6-speed, 14-22 teeth
• Chain: Sedis
• Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
• Seat post: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
• Saddle: Challenge Compe (made it Italy)
• Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record,
• Handlebar and stem: 3TTT, 3TTT Superleggero bars
• Includes water bottle cage
• New handlebar tape

I realize that this bike could be parted out and sold for a lot more, I just want to sell it as a complete bike (seems to me it would be a shame to do it otherwise).

Price is FIRM, cash only, no trades.



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