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Gitane Interclub 1983

An old 1983 Gitane Interclub, transformed to fixed gear for city and road.

Cicles Gitane Interclub, 102 Aerotube frame


Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Mighty II + original french threaded BB

Shimano SH-M520

47T Origin8 chainring, KMC chain

Fixed gear!

Belleri drop handlebar and stem. Cotton handlebar wrap tape, in an arlequin pattern.

Selle Royal Italy

Miche Performance

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Weinmann + Vittoria Zaffiro

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Weinmann + Schwalbe Blizzard

More Info:
I bought this bike from a neighbor for 40€. It was hanging in a wall, into a warehouse, for about twenty years, so the frame is bi-color: left side is red, but right side is orange :D. I changed the two wheels, rear to use a coaster hub and front to match rear color; changed the chainring, because old one was for french thread pedals and can't use modern ones; and change the front brake caliper just for modernize it with a dual pivot caliper. Later, I get other bike for commuting, so transform this to fixed gear and nowadays I use it for city+road routes when it's too late to mountainbiking.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Commuter
  3. Fixed gear

Current Stage Info:

I bought other bike to commuting, so decided to fix this one, and set it for city and road routes with fixed gear.

Added by txeke. Last updated over 6 years ago.

As of over 6 years ago, txeke has indicated that they no longer own this bike.



sloman says:

cool update.aren't coasters fun? Brings out the kid in ya(and I'm 60).enjoy.

Posted over 11 years ago


txeke says:

Yes, they're fun! You can gently brake, just slow down... or skiiiiiid :D

I'm a little younger, I'm 33, but yes, coasters are as fun as they were when I was a child!

Posted over 11 years ago