Gitane Record 501 Classic Road Bike 1980s
- Manufacturer: Gitane
- Size: 56 cm
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.
- Condition: Used. The bike is in good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Paintwork and decals are original. All parts have been thoroughly checked and are working fine.
- Era: 1980s
- Storage: BMB 06-05
|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|
- Seat Tube (c-t): 56 cm
- Top Tube (c-c): 56 cm
- Head Tube: 13.5 cm
- Standover: 80 cm