Gitane – a name which means 'Gypsy Lady' in French – is a brand which was synonymous with French bicycle racing from the 1960s through the mid-1980s, sponsoring riders such as Jacques Anquetil, Lucien Van Impe, Bernard Hinault (1975–1983), Laurent Fignon, and Greg LeMond
Gitane not only produced high-end racing bikes but also reliable and stable city bicycles with a very solid reputation amongst commuters. This particular Gitane Steel Racing bike is a very sturdy model in classic Gitane team blue. The frame has been made from sturdy Reynolds 501 tubes with an internally routed rear braking cable. Fitted with a Shimano 600EX groupset and Normandy wheels, this Gitane is a reliable companion for your daily commuting without renouncing an undeniable classic style.
You could also use it to participate in a vintage cycling event like L'Eroica.
|Frame & Fork||Gitane Record; Reynolds 501 tubing|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 600|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 600|
|Crankset||Shimano 600; 170mm; 52/42|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano 600|
|Stem Bar||Cinelli; 40cm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 600|
|Hubs||Normandy Luxe competition; Freewheel Maillard 14-26|
|Rims||Rigida; 700c clincher|
|Tires||700c road clincher|
|Handlebar Tape||BRB white|