[CR] ??? Helyett-Gitane ???

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Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2009 19:31:56 -0400
From: Jay Dubiel <zoomdog@pure.net>
To: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] ??? Helyett-Gitane ???

Does anyone have info on Helyett-Gitane? A current eBay listing, item 280366772650, has a late 70's Helyett shown with a Gitane badged fork crown. Helyett stopped production in the early/mid 60's. Seller says Gitane bought the name but knows little beyond that.

The curious mind of a Gitane owner,

Jay Dubiel
Halifax, VA USA