I looked at my copy of the book "Tour 82" and it shows Hinault and the Renault Team riding Gitane bikes in a midblue color. The bikes had "Cycles Gitane" on the down tubw and the Gitane emblem on the front. All Campagnolo equipment.
Rudy Norvelle in Sunny San Jose (California)
<email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 9:13 AM Subject: Re: [CR]Colnago Master question, 52 cm Batavus FS, Renault
> Renault sponsored the Renault/Gitane team of Hinault and LeMonde. Can't
> remember the graphics, but the team frames probably carried the Renault
> name, and I assume there were models for sale with the team graphiics. So
> a "Renault racing cycle" might not be totally bogus.
> Jerry Moos
> Big Spring, TX
> Toni Theilmeier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Let´s start with the Joke of the Day: Today´s local newspaper
> carried a
> small ad for an "original Renault racing cycle, older model". That will
> give occasion to a whole new thread of discussion on French bikes, I
> Next, the Colnago. I scored a c. 1998 Master Più on Monday and wonder
> if there´s anyone who might answer a few questions, like what the real
> age of the thing is, if the frame number can really be "C29", or if
> this is the builder´s mark, and so on. If there´s a Colnago
> willing to enter into a private discussion, please don´t send photos
> I´m still on slow dial-up internet. Thanks.
> Lastly, there´s a ca. 1984 Batavus Professional frameset for sale.
> Frame´s 531, well, Professional, 52 cm c/t, cream and blue coloured
> with a lot of chrome in the usual places and on the whole front fork.
> The thing has done some work, a few scratches here and there, but is
> ok, without any structural damage. Price will be 125 US-Dollars, plus
> shipping at cost which might cost about 50 more US-Dollars from here in
> Germany, surface. Just don´t ask about airfreight; the frame won´t
> worth it. Also don´t ask about PayPal, I don´t have it, and will
> payment in cash after you´ve seen the frame in person.
> Regards, Toni Theilmeier, Belm, Germany.