Re: [CR]Gitane Tour de France


Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 23:33:52 -0400
From: "Martin O. Walsh" <mowalsh@erols.com>
To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Gitane Tour de France
References: <157.20a3a8b8.2c323c1d@aol.com>


Dear Michael and CR list members, The early 1970's Gitane catalog copy that I have lists the Gitane Tour de France as having Dural (aluminum) Mavic Monthlery,tubular rims with Dunlop tubular tires. I would assume these to be your standard 700C size rims and tires from my experience. Mr. Mel Pinto was the importer for this line of bicycles back in the early 1970's.

I have one used Mavic Montherly rim for sale from the early 1970's with the red sticker, which is the appropriate rim for this model being discussed,if the frameset is indeed an early '70's model. The rim is a used 36 hole rim for $10 plus shipping.

Yours truly,
Martin Walsh in Vienna,Va.