[CR]Gitane Sprint?

Example: Racing

Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002 00:08:06 +0000
From: "Tim Fricker" <fricker61@earthlink.net>
To: ClassicRendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Gitane Sprint?

Hey folks-

Can anyone enlighten me about the Gitane Sprint? I'm looking at one, minus wheels, in the basement of the non-profit I work for. It looks pretty nice, but it's buried behind a bunch of other bikes, so I can't see the components really. I got a look at the tubing sticker... it says Vitus 788. Anyone know anything about this tubeset? How about the bike as a whole? By the blue color and decals, I'm guessing it's mid 80s... Lemond era... Where in their line did the Sprint fit? Is it a racer, or more a sport tourer bike? Oh, and would anyone know, is it likely to have French threads and stem and such, or not?



Tim Fricker
Portland, OR