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"His" 1972 Gitane Tour de France         Featured Bike! on 05/15/2012

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Gitane TdF full reynolds 531 / 55 / 1972

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Paul Jono / Torelli / Grand Bois Cerf

TA Pro 5 Vis / Stronglight Competition

Brooks B17 / Simplex

MKS touring / Sachs 8 speed chain

Simplex Super LJ

Mafac 2000 centerpull / Mafac Competition levers

46/30 front 13-24 6 speed cluster


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Hola!, It makes me sigh, ahhhhhhh. "Sweet dreams in the way." ZZZ-ZZZ-zzz-zzz, from Mexico D.F.

they're quite supple - these

they're quite supple - these are the 700x26 which measure out to be more like a 25 (the rims are narrow). Despite that, they are very comfortable and so far no issues.

Very Classy


Simply stunning.

These older machines seem to encapsulate the spirit of cycling. This one has such class. The choice of components and the obvious care and attention to detail just leaps out at you.
Kindest regards

white bikes are the prettiest

...and it's french to boot! so tell us the story, did you start with the frame, was it a whole bike, do you have any parts left over, et cetera?

it started as a frame and

it started as a frame and fork - repaint, new decals. I did everything except lace the wheels.

Lets see "hers"

Lets see "hers"

this thing is fire fire

this thing is fire fire fire!
i love it.

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