RE: [CR]Mystery frame on ebay

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From: "Warren Young" <>
To: "Classicrendezvous (E-mail)" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Mystery frame on ebay
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 09:29:42 -0500

Sorry guys...there is an orange Peugeot that parks down the road from me every day. Looks like the same orange. I'll take a closer look to see if it has any of the mystery bike details.

Warren Young

snip.... Also, I have never seen a Peugeot in that orange color, but Gitane did come in orange. Gitane also used more non-French equipment and could have had a Campy style cable guide. If it is a Peugeot, it has been repainted and the cable guide added. More likely, as Duane guessed, it is a 70's Gitane Tour de France with a Peugeot decal. A TdF should have had a half-chromed front fork. Perhaps the fork has been replaced or painted over. Another possibility is that it is a "club racer" with 531 main tubes only. There was an almost universal practice among French manufacturers in the 70's of putting half-chromed fork and stays on full 531 "pro" models, half-chromed stays but painted forks on "club racers". I think the Gitane club racer was called the Interclub. The good news is this frame is much better than a UO-8, though probably not a Peugeot.

> Can anyone identify this frame for sale on ebay. It has a Peugeot decal and
> simplex dropouts, but nothing else says Peugeot. Take a look and let me
> know.


> thanks,


> David Goerndt

> Orlando, FL