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Gitane Piste

Not 100% on the make of the frame but most likely a Gitane Mexico or early Kilo from 1979-80 made from Vitus tubing.

Frame:
Gitane(?), 54,5x55, Vitus tubing

Fork/Headset:
Gitane(?)/Gipiemme Sprint Strada

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Gipiemme Special Pista 165mm/Gipiemme Special Pista

Pedals:
Gipiemme Special Pista/MKS clips/MKS fit-α straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
EAI 19t/Gipiemme Special Pista 50t/KMC/Gipiemme lockring

Handlebars/Stem:
Italmanubri Tourist/Italmanubri 100mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
San Marco Regal Girardi/Gipiemme fluted with homemade quill

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open 4 CD/Gipiemme low flange 28h/DT Revolution/Michelin Dynamic

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open 4 CD/Gipiemme low flange 28h/DT Revolution/Panaracer Pasela

Accessories:
Brass bell by Crane

More Info:
Spiced it up with some yellow details. The seatpost had been slipping for 4 years and the clamp finally gave up so I had to modify the Gipiemme seatpost to work with a quill.

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Bullhorns
  3. North road
  4. Fenders
  5. North road v2
  6. Drop bar
  7. North road v3
  8. North road v4

Added by mankkis. Last updated over 2 years ago.

As of over 2 years ago, mankkis has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

Latest 20 Comments

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tinj

tinj says:

Great looking bike, love those bars

Posted over 4 years ago

FABEL

FABEL says:

^ agreed. add to that a character enhancing level of wear & tear w/o taking away from the bike or it's daily functionality all adds up to great fun. the colors really make this stand out as well, from the gumwalls to the yellow bits, along w/ those cruiser bars & eyelet rims, this is a stellar bad boy build

Posted almost 3 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

so dope!

Posted about 5 years ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

c'est la classe !!!!

Posted over 5 years ago

islander66

islander66 says:

Nice bike, man. What is the wheelbase?

Posted over 5 years ago

mankkis

mankkis says:

Haven't measured... I've been meaning to pull out a halflink to tighten up the rear end after I removed the fenders but haven't gotten around to it yet. I'll get back to you on that one. It is tight, that's for sure.

Posted over 5 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

I don't know how you managed to fit fenders in there, but props to you! Love how this bike looks. Well loved!

Posted over 5 years ago

mankkis

mankkis says:

Well loved is pretty spot on. Still my favourite and just a Gipiemme pista wheelset away from retirement so stay tuned. Sunny days await!

Posted over 5 years ago

Jaysumthin

Jaysumthin says:

Great build! seeing this makes me regret passing up a Gitane awhile back.

Posted almost 6 years ago

killy1

killy1 says:

that yellow Turbo looks excellent here. Very nice bike!

Posted over 6 years ago

nutsjesmoar

nutsjesmoar says:

it's a rolls.

Posted about 6 years ago

killy1

killy1 says:

my bad, of course ;)

Posted about 6 years ago

AlanSubono

AlanSubono says:

in love with this bike, especially with those fenders and dirt :) Btw can you send me the detailed or close up pictures of fender mountings to bonno.onnob@hotmail.com? thanks !

Posted over 6 years ago

mankkis

mankkis says:

Thanks. I don' really have any good detailed pics of the fendermounts but you can find more pics on my Flickr.
www.flickr.com/photos/mankkis/sets/7215...

Posted over 6 years ago

billy

billy says:

Great looking clean build, wicked geo all round and i love the fender placement!

Posted almost 7 years ago

mankkis

mankkis says:

Thanks! Definitely the most balanced geometry I've ever ridden even if the frame could be a couple of cm's taller.

Posted over 6 years ago

mktng

mktng says:

super clean. !!! A++

Posted almost 7 years ago

mankkis

mankkis says:

Thanks!
Really like your Marinoni. Always loved the details on those.

Posted almost 7 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

what brand fender is that? i really like that.

Posted almost 7 years ago

mankkis

mankkis says:

Spectra Road Blade. Zefal makes a similar one also.

Posted almost 7 years ago

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