c1978 Gitane Olympic Record Racing Bicycle for sale
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circa 1978 Gitane Super Olympic This is Gitane's top racing bike, similar to the bikes ridden to Tour de France victory by Bernard Hinault. This is first class genuine racing bicycle made from Reynolds 531 butted tubing, forks and stays like most of the bikes in the pro peloton in that era. It is equipped with the excellent Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset.I acquired this bike NOS but missing its cranks which had been appropriated for another bike, so fitted an appropriate replacement in excellent condition. This bike is otherwise totally original, even down to the tyres which probably need replacing. It has done very few miles as you can see from the photos, with even the freewheel looking almost pristine. The excellent original paintwork has picked up some blemishes from handling and storage, but the bike has never been involved in any sort of accident and the frame is straight and ding free.There is probably little or no chance of finding another one of these iconic bikes as good as this. It is perfect for vintage cycling events such as Eroica and is robust enough for everyday riding.Frame: Metric Reynolds 531 Butted Tubes, Forks and Stays; Seat Tube: 58cm ctt; Chromed dropout facesHeadset: Campagnolo Nuovo RecordCrankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record, 52/42t ringsPedals: Campagnolo Nuovo RecordRear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo RecordFront Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo RecordWheels and Tyres: Campagnolo Record LF Hubs; 36 Spokes; Front Rim: Mavc Monthlery Pro; Rear Rim: Mavic Monthlery Legere; Tyres: Hutchinson Krono StradaBrakes: Campagnolo Nuovo RecordHandlebars Stem: 3tttSaddle: Challenge Compe (Italy)Seat Post: Campagnolo Nuovo Record NOTE: am selling a number of classic bicycles please see my other listings. As with any used bicycle, strongly advise that you check to ensure that tyres are secure and everything adjusted to your satisfaction before riding. Bicycles will be shipped partially disassembled and you will be responsible for re-assembly and checking. Please note that the photographs form part of the description. Please ask if you need more detail. Shipping costs, which include packing, are estimates. If they are lower, we will refund the difference. Personal collection in Rugby can be arranged or can meet buyer within reasonable distance for contribution towards costs. If you live outside the UK, please contact me with details of your location for more accurate shipping cost. The quoted cost will be significant over-estimate for most locations. You will be responsible for any duties and taxes that might be payable in your country. The declared value for customs and insurance will be the transaction amount for our mutual protection.
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