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How to identify my bike - read first 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2022 8:27 am   Subject: How to identify my bike - read first
mountaindave
 
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Sadly, the picture links are all broken... Sad
 
Seatpost Binder for 1973 TdF 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:46 am   Subject: Seatpost Binder for 1973 TdF
mountaindave
 
Replies: 4
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With a little "encouragement" I got the bolt in. I believe the powder coating was a little thick. Now I probably need to carefully remove it from the face of the bottom bracket, possibly the ...
 
Seatpost Binder for 1973 TdF 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:45 am   Subject: Seatpost Binder for 1973 TdF
mountaindave
 
Replies: 4
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Thanks Chas. I have what I believe is the proper length socket head binder, but the socket head (the nut part) is too large to fit the post hole. I guess I could turn it down a little. I'll have to i ...
 
Seatpost Binder for 1973 TdF 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:46 pm   Subject: Seatpost Binder for 1973 TdF
mountaindave
 
Replies: 4
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Turns out standard seatpost binders don't quite work with old Gitanes. Anybody have a spare kicking around or a direction you can point me to procure one?

Thanks!
 
My New Super Corsa Adventure 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:36 am   Subject: My New Super Corsa Adventure
mountaindave
 
Replies: 5
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...Many of my Gitanes have been restored for usage by the boys and most recently the small red '73 T de F frame was built up for my new daughter-in-law to ride with my youngest son.
That's exactly wh ...
 
Spindle replacement 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:37 am   Subject: Spindle replacement
mountaindave
 
Replies: 9
Views: 21031
I know what you mean. Fortunately this was more of an "ah ha!" moment. Spending a bunch of time and money on a new spindle, then discovering that I had what I needed all along would most c ...
 
Spindle replacement 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:09 pm   Subject: Spindle replacement
mountaindave
 
Replies: 9
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OK, it turns out after all of my recent searching I may have had the right option in my garage all along. I bought a crashed Peugeot UO8? this summer for the Simplex derailleur to replace the Shimano ...
 
Spindle replacement 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:32 pm   Subject: Spindle replacement
mountaindave
 
Replies: 9
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Thanks for the tip. I'll keep him in mind if I can't find it locally.
 
Spindle replacement 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:43 pm   Subject: Spindle replacement
mountaindave
 
Replies: 9
Views: 21031
Well, I have the triplizer kludge already, just need the spindle now... Not much showing up on the fleabay. Some NOS stuff on Bikeville that's ridiculous expensive. Need to check the LBS's...
 
Spindle replacement 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:59 pm   Subject: Spindle replacement
mountaindave
 
Replies: 9
Views: 21031
Thanks! Also found this thread on [url=http://www.gitaneusa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=14293&sid=97aa291a94e3613fcec9526e9e23e13b]period correct triples when you suggested those axles. Google is st ...
 
Spindle replacement 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:20 pm   Subject: Spindle replacement
mountaindave
 
Replies: 9
Views: 21031
OK, let me see if I can explain this properly.

I used the lovely BB cup extraction tool, as described by Sheldon Brown, to remove the fixed cup on my ~'73 TdF. Popped right out. The BB had been p ...
 
Lug date code? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:53 am   Subject: Lug date code?
mountaindave
 
Replies: 3
Views: 12069
Damn, you need to write a book - I'd be first in line.
 
My New Super Corsa Adventure 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:22 pm   Subject: My New Super Corsa Adventure
mountaindave
 
Replies: 5
Views: 15021
Way to stick to it - a 24 year quest!!!
 
Lug date code? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:11 pm   Subject: Lug date code?
mountaindave
 
Replies: 3
Views: 12069
I'm preparing to tear down my father's TdF to prep it for a strip/powder coat (good lessons learned from https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3SguzANtYj0/VL3Gtc8PkdI/AAAAAAAABpU/0qWVO5rlnTo/w1224-h816-n ...
 
In search of fork 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:09 am   Subject: In search of fork
mountaindave
 
Replies: 7
Views: 14980
No worries, so would I. Wink
 
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