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1977 Gitane Olympic Record II

Japan built Gitane I built up with a lot of spare parts and as cheap as possible. I ride this a lot as a commuter.

Frame:
Hi-Ten Super Leger w/ cutaway lugs & SunTour forged dropouts

Fork/Headset:
Gitane tubular design / hybrid of spare parts

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino Maxy 110BCD 165mm / Hatta

Pedals:
MKS QU-2K w/ Christophe cages & leather straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
14 x 32 SunTour Gold 5 speed / Sugino 52 x 40 / KMC

Derailleurs/Shifters:
SunTour Vx-GT f&r / SunTour Barcon

Handlebars/Stem:
Kusuki Alloy Randonneur / SR 80mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Wrights leather / Strong 26.2mm

Brakes:
Dia-Compe 500G

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya 27" / Sunshine High-Flange / Specialized Armadillo 27x1.25

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya 27" / Sunshine High-Flange / Specialized Armadillo 27x1.25

Accessories:
Wald rear rack / Milk crate / CyclePro bag / Zefal frame pump / Fenders from spare parts bin @ LBS

Added by cobrabyte. Last updated about 7 years ago.

As of about 7 years ago, cobrabyte has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

2 Comments

6footeli

6footeli says:

I had a gold Olympic Record II. I decided tonsell it to a good friend before I moved from Minneapolis to Fairbanks Alaska. I thought I could get by with three bikes! I turned mine into a single speed. It's funny how the only thing French about those bikes are the name. It was nice that they had a standard thread bottom bracket. The original BB was super wide 128mm or something. When I got mine it had a half gearing setup. I did save the sun tour barcons and they're in use on another bike. That bike is the on that got away. I've got an old Motobecane Nomade that I'm building up this winter to fill the void left behind by my Gitane. Don't let that one go, but if you do I'm interested.

Posted over 7 years ago

bomberbrown

bomberbrown says:

Found the same frame a while back but it was painted over and I couldn't salvage any of the original decals. What do they say? Just curious if they list the type of tubing or anything like that. Thanks!

Posted almost 8 years ago