> First, a few questions about this Gitane Professional Tour De France in case any one knows:
Tom.. thanks for a GREAT post. Not history, or technical data or opinion, just relating the sheer joy of taking a classic machine out on the road for the first time and falling in love with her. That's gotta be at the heart of everyone here on the CR List.
I feel the same way about my Peugeot PX-10e and my Raleigh Competition GS, they are like bulls out of the chute. Like they are relieved to be back in action and raced hard and often.
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