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Re: old gitane tandem

Posted By: alex drijver
Date: 11 July 2005

Hi Mike,

I have a very similar bike (Gitane tandem, mixte frame and no S bend in the rear seat tube). I bought it secondhand so I am not exactly sure of the year. However it is almost totally original. Judging from articles I have read and the genral style of the bike I would place it around early 1980s.

By the way, I am missing the original front Mafac cantilever break. If you have one or know where to find one let me kow.

Alex

: I bought an old gitane tandem. The previous owner did not know what year it
: was or what on it was original. What would I look for on the bike to find
: model and year? Where would I go then to find information about it. The
: only models on the internet I can locate have a curved rear seat tube.
: Mine does not. The rear seat stays are done mixte style and start at the
: front seat tube.

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