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 professional machines but also reliable and stable amateur racing bikes with a very solid reputation amongst commuters. This particular Gitane Comp Racing bike is based on the frame made from sturdy Columbus Thron tubes with an internally routed rear braking cable. It is fitted with Campagnolo Mirage and Avanti parts with 8-speed Ergopower shifting operated from the bars. The crank has a triple chainring which makes steep hills feel a lot less steep.
The paintjob is certainly what defines this bike and the blue marble effect is a real headturner. The equippment continue this blue theme in rims, saddle and the bartape.
A solid road bike with Campagnolo parts in a pure 90s style.
|Size (Center-Top)||55 cm|
|Top Tube||56 cm|
|Head Tube||14 cm|
|Shifters||Campagnolo Mirage Ergopowers 8-speed|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Mirage Triple - 170 mm; 52/42/32 ratio|
|Seat||Gitane by Selle Bassano|
|Hubs||Campagnolo; 8-speed cassette|
|Rims||Vuelta Air Line; 700C clinchers|
|Tires||Continental Ultra Sport; 622/23 clinchers NEW|
|Stem||ITM; 11 cm|
|Stembar||ITM; 42 cm|
|Chain||YBN hard plated NEW|