Re: [CR]Gitane mystery model ID: forkends, dropouts.


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From: <DTSHIFTER@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 16:44:04 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Gitane mystery model ID: forkends, dropouts.
To: mitch_harris789@msn.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 6/15/03 3:12:52 PM, mitch_harris789@msn.com writes:

<< The vert. dropouts labeled Gitane are the ones on my early 70s Gitane and I'd been looking for a web reference. Mine are stamped "Huret" and I wonder if anyone knows what Gitane model they appeared on, or any other bikes they were on. >>

Mitch & CRers,

Motobecane had Huret drop-outs on the following models at one time or another: Grand Touring; Grand Jubile; Grand Record; Jubile Sport;

If Gitane followed any similar pattern to Motobecane (and I don't know that they did!), Huret drop-outs would have appeared on their upper mid range models. As a reference, I have a 1985 Gitane Super Corsa, which is Mavic SSC equipped and is also full Vitus tubing including the drop-outs. Forget consistency however as these are French bicycles!!

Regards,

Chuck Brooks
Malta, NY