Gorgeous

Man, we really like this.

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Gitane Professional Tour de France 1971

Hi there. For sale is an excellent conserved 1971 Gitane Professional Tour de France, made from Reynolds 531 tubings, and equipped with a the first gen. Shimano Dura Ace / Crane.

Everything has been cleaned, lubricated and tuned. All components are in a very good condition optically and functionally. The frame paint has some minor scratches considering it’s age, but overall is stunning. The chrome is in good shape, without rust, the fork has some oxidation, but no rust.

You can judge the actual condition in the hi res pictures. Please feel free to ask any questions.

Seat tube c-c 55cm, Top tube c-c 55cm

Components:
Frame & Fork: Gitane Professional
Headset: Campagnolo Record 25×1
Hubs: Shimano Dura Ace 36H last gen.
Rims: Fiamme tubular
Casette: Shimano Dura Ace 14-26 5 speed
Crankset: Sugino Mighty Competition 170 52/42
BB: Shimano Dura Ace with Campagnolo cups French threaded 35×1
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Crane 1971
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace
Chain: Sedis
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace EX with Shimano Dura Ace cable clamps
Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace EX
Seatpost SR Custom
Saddle: Brooks Professional
Tires: new Continental Giro tubular
Cork: vinyl Benotto style
Handlebar: Cinelli
Stem: Cinelli

Shipping to Europe 170 USD
Shipping to Asia, USA and Canada 220 USD
Shipping to New Zeeland and Australia 330 USD

Kite Bike is a nice and tidy vintage bicycle workshop, based in Bucharest, Romania since 2008 . In this workshop i clean, repair, recondition, polish, lube, pimp and tune vintage bicycles. I ‘m collaborating with other workshops in Bucharest for chroming, coppering and painting services. Vintage bicycles means mainly road bicycles but also condorino, vintage city bicycles and of course, my friends and my bicycles. I’m using professional bicycle tools, professional cleaning substances, weldtite bearings, finish line grease and other great stuff. All the frames and components have been roughly inspected, cleaned, lubed and polished if necessary, so you can correctly judge their actual condition. All possible defects are written down in the auction if the problem couldn’t be solved. In the majority of my projects I’m using period correct components.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-Gitane-Professional-Reynolds-531-Dura-Ace-/221864858298

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The rubber has met the road.

Two Wheel Revival

I’ll admit, it was sorta anticlimactic. By it, I mean the first ride. It wasn’t really, but let me explain.

As mentioned previously, I got the tires installed and came home early evening and put the wheels on. We had plans that night and I had minutes to get ready. But, how could I not just take one little lap around the block, just one?

I put on the wheels, my shoes, and the Gitane on the road.

The first pedal stroke is smooth and joyous. Gliding down the small hill by house I hit the brakes. My body jerked and recoiled at the screaming sound from the brakes. Damn. Painful. My neighbor was up the street and quickly turned around with a look of shock / horror on his face as I came shooting towards him. I zipped by, nervous smile in tow, not wanting to touch the brakes I couldn’t say how…

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Tempted

Someone in Portland has made a budget Alex Singer/René Herse. Very, very tempted.

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Got Rando? Gitane Tour de France 650b – $425 (Sellwood)

Vintage 1970 Gitane Tour de France 53cm randonneur 650b conversion. Reynolds 531 frame and fork. Good condition, no dings or dents. Lovely french curved fork, Nervex lugs. Rides beautifully, currently running 36mm Col de lavie, can run 42mm’s.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/5040479092.html

Incredible bike

We would want this if it were our size…

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For sale is a Bianchi bicycle I believe to be a Campione Del Mondo or Tour de France model. It is currently decaled as a Campione del Mondo. The best I have been able to date it is about 1957. The story I was given by the person I bought it from was that it was a team bike originally used in Italy that was restored in Italy in the late 60s. The frame appears to have been modified – the top of the seat tube has been scalloped (cutting off a good bit of the serial number) and the fender eyelets were removed from the dropouts. The frame is in excellent condition. There are a few small chips with one a bit smaller than a dime at the top of a seat stay that has been touched up. It includes the bottle holder and the Madonna del Ghisallo medallion on the seat tube.

It has the following specs:

Brooks Pro saddle
Campagnolo steel seat post
Ambrosio Champion stem and handlebars
Bianchi integrated headset
Universal Extra brakes
Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur (chromed bronze, early version)
Campagnolo Gran Sport front derailleur
Magistroni steel cottered crankset
Campagnolo “open C” shift levers
Sheffield pedals
Campagnolo three piece hubs with Nisi Toro rims
Tressotar cloth handlebar tape
Measurements:
Seat tube, ctc – 57cm
Top tube, ctc – 57cm
Standover – 82cm
Crank arm length – 170mm
Stem length – 115mm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1957-Bianchi-57cm-Campagnolo-Universal-Nisi-Brooks-Magistroni-Ambrosio-/121653545736

Gitane Tour De France (Phoenix, AZ)

Nice bike + price.

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Gitane Tour De France Vintage Campagnolo – $375 (North West Phoenix)

Vintage Gitane Tour De France, Very Collectable, Well taken care of!
Early 70s TDF with Campagnolo parts. Renolds 531 tubing. In very good condition. Very Light. Vintage Campagnolo derailleurs, Hubs, Shifters, guides, Brooks seat, 3T neck, GB bars, Mavic rims, Sugino crank set, stronglite headset, Shimano 105 Brake set (everthing original except for brakes and paint, original decals available online)
The frame measures 23″ from center of bottom bracket to center of top tube at seat post.
Brand new sew-up tires. Everything works great.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/bik/4987617717.html

Proceed with caution

Good bike – the Gitane Tour de France competed with the Peugeot PX10 – but NO photo and NO price ($2? We think not). Worth looking into, perhaps, but proceed with caution.

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Gitane “Tour de France” Bicycle – $2 (Verona)

Classic, white, early 1970’s, Gitane “Tour de France” 10 speed bicycle. Hand made, all Reynolds 531 frame and fork, all 11 tubes. 23″ frame, c. to t. Nice project bike. Aluminum alloy components. Made in France.

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/4791133936.html