| Orange, No exrta's Just clean!|
All original except rear tire, replaced to ride of course!
I now have it stored and would like to sell! B/o
| HOW MUCH $$$ AND HOW CLEAN ??? |
| Nice bike, has shimano gears and rear disc break! What else can you tell me?|
| Hi all!|
I am trying to find either a bike just liek the one (Oink) in the movie Wedding Crashers or at elast the name, style, brand, year and so on and if all the stuff on it is how it came.
Please let me know as I really want this bike!
| I have a Ficelle 10sp mens racer style bike which i can not find any information on. Does anyone have anything that may assist me in finding the origins of this bike?|
| I just picked up a 57cm built as a SS. Vitus tubing, nice lugs, fun to ride. **No one**knows anything about these bikes. |
| A couple years ago, I picked up an late 60's or early 70's Gitane Interclub with a 54 cm frame in real nice condition. It has Simplex derailleurs, leather saddle, and Mafac Brakes. It looks to be just about all original, with maybe the exception of the Super Champion rims and new bar tape. The tires are Wolber 700c x 23.|
I had completely gone over this bike back when I first got it, all bearings were cleaned and relubed since most of the grease was just about dried solid. It showed little to no wear, the sprockets look like new, as do the deraileurs, chain and hubs. The rims are near mint, no wobble or bumps. The rear tire is the only thing that shows any use.
I did replace the bar tape, as is the original cloth had turned to dust. The paint and decals are still in pretty good condition with some touch up spots.
The problem is that this bike is way too small for me. My ideal size is a 62 to 63 cm frame with a long top tube. I picked up a nice Raleigh Super Course which fits me fine. The Gitane has just been hanging in the garage, it hasn't moved since I serviced it and took it for it's first test ride. It's so small for me that when I ride it my knees hit the handlebars.
I included a pic of the bike, other than some dust from hanging in the garage for a few years, it's ready to ride.
If any one has an interest in this, or has something I may be interested in, feel free to email me. I would be open to either sale or a trade. The way I feel it's doing no one any good just hanging in the garage. I was going to post this earlier this year, but I spend a lot of time fishing, and just never got around to it. I hope that someone here might have a use for this.
Picture at: http://njbicycle.s5.com/images/p1040017.jpg
| Thanks for all of the emails and offers, the Gitane Interclub is sold and on it's way to it's new owner.|