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1975 Gitane Gypsy Road Bicycle 56cm

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Classic French road bike in need of some TLC!

1975 Gitane Gypsy Road Bicycle 56cm

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You could be the proud owner of this vintage used Gitane Gypsy (a model named after the company itself as Gitane translates to the feminine tense of Gypsy in French) road bicycle. Produced for the 1975 model year (via input, catalog scans, and component dating) it is a unique piece of French bicycle nostalgia. Gitane was a huge contributor to the “bike boom” in the USA during the early 1970s and along with some other manufacturers introduced the first truly affordable lightweight racing bicycles to the American public.


The bike appears to be have had many parts replaced over the course of it's life and features Campagnolo hubs and SunTour bar end shifters. The sky blue paint is in good shape with few scratches, chips and marks aside from the worn area on the top tube. There are no major dents, bends or cracks.

This bike rides, shifts and brakes well but will need a full tune up before being ready to hit the road. The rear wheel especially will need some attention from a skilled mechanic as it has numerous loose spokes.

This bike is being sold as is. Please see photographs for additional details.


Seat Tube (top to center): 56cm
Top Tube (center to center): 56cm
Stand-over Height: 81cm


Seatpost: Steel (shows corrosion)
Saddle: Freccia D' Oro Plastic
Stem: 80mm SR Quill
Handlebars (center to center): 40cm
Headset: Steel Threaded 1"
Brake Levers: Mafac Road
Brake Calipers: Weinmann 750 Center Pull
Shifters: SunTour Bar End
Front Derailleur: SunTour Spirt
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Crane GS
Crankset: Sugino Maxy 52/42 171mm
Pedals: Steel Platform
Hubs & Rims (Campagnolo Hubs laced to 27" Ambrosio Rims w/ newer Schwinn Record 27" x 1 1/8" Gumwall Tires)
Freewheel: 5 Speed Maeda

Serial #2274
Reference #149468

Additional Information

Year 1975
Gender Mens
Color Blue
Speeds 10 Speed
  • Made in France
  • High Quality
  • Campagnolo
Frameset Steel
Components Sugino, SunTour, Shimao
Drivetrain 10 Speed
Manufacturer Gitane
Decade 1970s
Country of Origin France
Used or New Used
Can be seen at 640 W Washington
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