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Gitane City Bike

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Gitane - Super Vitus tubing

Nitto B-617 Promenade / BF stem

Kinesis alumiinum / Tange Levin - Campagnolo Veloce brake set

Weinmann DP18 to generic track hub, DT Swiss spokes

Weinmann DP18 to generic fixed/free track hub, DT Swiss spokes

Shimano Exage Sport / Ofmega / BBG Bashguard

Persons No. 77 / Kalloy

MKS Touring Lite / ACS

Dicta 16t freewheel / 16t Dura Ace fixed / 42t Shimano

This was a labor of love. Originally started for a friend in Brooklyn who was going to fund the project, but then her boyfriend started having back problems, so he wasn't riding anymore and she really only wanted a bike to ride with him. I already had "the vision" for it and started collecting parts before she said she didn't want it anymore. It sat dormant for a little while until I started dating a girl and decided to build it up with her.

Started with bare frame, we took down to bare metal, and built this up out of parts I had, parts from friends, eBay, craigslist and online retailers.

Unfortunately, the relationship ended before the bike was done, but I still finished it and gave it to her. Everyone who heard about that after watching the bike getting built up is always like "Why the hell did you do that!?" Well, we stayed friends so I was ok with it, and she is still one of my best friends. Her and the bike now live in Denver, CO.

People who friended this bike trc, latron, Dirty Tiger, Punchdrunk, CONDENADO, swardenh, the rabbi, elbendito, chissi, Terry Bradshaw, toofsy, slants, M1K3, mandivanafrican, asmorse211, nitsuj, ilprincipe, Flat Four, vincent, van, cannonhugodale, garas, Senri, Oldstyle David, smalllines, badboybike, BigKahuna666, jrsFTC, riggs, SlyRed, wonderkid, BikeTales, Mtbfixed, Brannigan, Niek, gighands, tommy_gunn, ryce, cg3288, TheHarv

Your Gitane

Beautiful bike. Photographed beautifully as well.

Beautiful

Looks amazing. Did you do the paint yourself?

yes

its just some rustoleum with a clearcoat then wetsanded and hand buffed.

holy bears

this baby is hella great. awesome job, lucky ass friend.

Really nice, I like the

Really nice, I like the mix...

Pure class.

We could all use a friend like you!



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