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1985 Gitane Defi Road Bicycle 62cm

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Classic French road bike in a larger size!

1985 Gitane Defi Road Bicycle 62cm

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You could be the proud owner of this vintage used Gitane Defi road bicycle. Produced for the 1985 model year 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 all original with the exceptions of the bar tape, saddle, and possibly tires. The Smokey Purple paint is in very good shape with minimal scratches, chips or marks. 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 wheels will need some attention from a skilled mechanic as they could use some truing before a long ride.

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


Seat Tube (top to center): 62cm
Top Tube (center to center): 59cm
Stand-over Height: 84cm


Seatpost: JPR Micro Adjust 26.0
Saddle: Avocet USA Touring
Stem:100mm Belleri Racing
Handlebars (center to center): 42cm belleri Racing 16 AL
Headset: 1" Gitane Chrome Deluxe
Brake Levers: Modolo Non Aero
Brake Calipers: Modolo Corsa
Shifters: Huret Rival
Front Derailleur: Huret Rival
Rear Derailleur: Huret Rival
Crankset: Nervar 2020 52/42 170mm
Pedals: Maillard CXC 550 Aero w/ Christophe Toe Clips & Leather Straps
Hubs & Rims: Maillard Helico Matic Hubs laced to 700c Mavic Mod E Rims (w/ Avocet Time Trial 20 Gumwall Tires)
Freewheel: 6 Speed Maillard 600 SH 14-24

Serial #F045545
Reference #149213

Additional Information

Year 1985
Gender Mens
Color Purple
Speeds 12 Speed
  • Made in France
  • Rare & Collectable
  • High Quality
Frameset Steel
Components Modolo, Huret, Nervar, Maillard, Avocet
Drivetrain 12 Speed
Manufacturer Gitane
Decade 1980s
Country of Origin France
Used or New Used
Can be seen at 640 W Washington
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