Hi everyone...I'm cleaning house a bit. Offering this beauty up to the list before it goes on eBay.
1960s Gitane Pista frame + fork -- $450
Built with Reynolds 531 double-butted tubing and beautiful Nervex lugwork.
the frame is painted white with classic gitane decals and hand-painted (!!) details. the lugs are trimmed in gold paint and there are numerous red, blue and gold handpainted stripes on the seat tube and seat stay caps. the white paint shows plenty of patina in the form of chips and tool marks, but no dents or cracks. all threads and dimensions are in good condition.
there is also an awesome old-school campy sticker on top tube, and the reynolds and nervex stickers are in french...nice!
57cm center-to-top (55cm center-to-center) and 57cm top tube center to center. rear spacing 120mm, front spacing 100mm. the frame is threaded french standard, metric and it is not drilled for front or rear brakes. vance of cupertino bike shop also reamed the steered to accept 22.2mm stems.
Also available: Campagnolo French Threaded BB + Pista HS, and Campagnolo French-Sized two-bolt Seatpost -- $150 for the trio (only with purchase of the frame).
Will consider trades.
A few photos at: http://flickr.com/photos/trype_williamz/sets/72157600058176530/
Silver Lake, CA