> In 1983 Cycles de France started distributing Gitane bikes in the US.
> They had the same address as Trek, 801 Madison St. Waterloo, WI, USA.
> Does anyone know the history of the relationship between Trek and Gitane?
The "Trek Components Company" (TCC) was an off-shoot of Trek to distribute parts, tools and components to bike shops separately from the frame and complete bicycle business. The parts inventory was entirely separate from Trek's inventory and included many brands not otherwise associated with Trek's bicycle business. "Cycles de France" was part of TCC and housed in the same building as Trek itself.
-John Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Appleton WI USA