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Gitane Mixte townie

My loaner bike / barhopper / rainy day grocery bike, built mostly from spare parts. Complete with pain-in-the-ass French threading!

Frame:
'70s Gitane Mixte, lugged, size Tiny

Fork/Headset:
Gitane / stock

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Origin8 165mm / Velo-Orange

Pedals:
Shimano M520 SPD

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
some 16T cog / Surly lockring / Surly stainless 46T ring / KMC chain / +massive 22T freewheel

Handlebars/Stem:
Velo-Orange / stock

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks B17 / Velo-Orange

Brakes:
Tektro R556 long-reach

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Weinmann / Formula / Vittoria Zaffiro 23c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Weinmann / Formula / Continental Ultra Sport 25c

Accessories:
Velo-Orange fenders, Wald 157 basket

Added by Sebastian. Last updated 9 months ago.

As of 9 months ago, Sebastian has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

4 Comments

chrughes

chrughes says:

"Ridden often by current girlfriend, and exes before her..." Ha!

Posted over 3 years ago

Sebastian

Sebastian says:

Ha, yeah, I didn't mean that to sound quite as, uhh, skeezy as it did. She has her own rad monster-cross thing set up now so this one is in retirement until she needs a basket bike again.

Posted over 3 years ago

chrughes

chrughes says:

Girls come and go. Bikes are forever.

Posted over 3 years ago

JSTEWART304

JSTEWART304 says:

Nicely done

Posted almost 6 years ago