Re: [CR]Another Gitane question


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From: "feldman" <feldmanbike@yahoo.com>
To: "James A Narlesky" <jim@alandavid.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@mac.com>
References: <20020103.102556.-247321.2.grisha2@juno.com> <a0510030ab85a31991e9d@[192.168.1.1]> <005401c19479$384febc0$0d01a8c0@ALANDAVID.COM>
Subject: Re: [CR]Another Gitane question
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 09:51:25 -0800


Top of the line was called "Professional Super Course," and the catalog illustrated a touring analog with NR triple and Gran Turismo rear mechanism.

David "Assembled lots of Tdf's, Interclubs, Gransports" Feldman Vancouver, WA


----- Original Message -----
From: "James A Narlesky"
To: ; "Roy H. Drinkwater"
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 9:08 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]Another Gitane question



> Roy,
>
> I have a catalog at home, and my memory is not great. If we don't get the
> definitive answer today I'll report tomorrow. That being said the "Tour de
> France" was the second model down and it was comparable to the Peugeot
> PX-10. Sometimes however, they would come with Campy Nuevo Tipo hubs instead
> of the Maillard. I have a 25" example in my garage. The top of the line
> model, "The Name Escapes Me" had Campy Nuevo Record, but I'm not sure about
> the brakes perhaps they had two (2) options. IMHO (or IMWO) these bikes
> appeared to be better finished than the Peugeots. I am not talking about the
> paint, but rather the brazing. Perhaps it is easier to braze the Prugnat
> style lugs than Nervex? The stays on my bike are nicely, except the
> treatment of the cap for the seat stays. The workmanship on the seat stays
> is fine, but the style seems odd to me. It is half way between being plain
> like a Schwinn Paramount and crimped.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jim " I like foil stickers" Narlesky
> San Jose, CA
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Roy H. Drinkwater <roydrink@mac.com>
> To: classic list <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 8:38 AM
> Subject: [CR]Another Gitane question
>
>
> > Now that we're thinking about these, I recall a friend who
> > worked for the Niagara Falls, NY Gitane dealer in 1970-72. He had
> > the racing model with sewups and Campagnolo groupo, probably Gran
> > Sport or Nuovo Record. What was the name of that almost
> > top-of-the-line model, the 'Tour de France' perhaps? Any photos on
> > the web, besides, of course,
> > http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/Gitane.htm?
> >
> > Roy "Oui, I've got a French bike" Drinkwater
> >
> >
> > Steven M. Johnson wrote:
> >
> > >Some nice photos, including the famous foil stickers of a Gitane
> > >Interclub on ebay:
> > >
> > >http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1056545535#DESC
> > >
> > >What a piece of bike boom history!