We’re closing out our week here in the Gallery in real style with today’s entry. Finishing off a trifecta of Gitane, Andy M’s 1962 Gitane Hosteler. See you Monday!
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Here is my my Old ten Speed. It is about a 1962 (give or take a few years) Gitane Hosteler I found at a local charity bike shop. It cost me a whopping $42.00 and came with an ancient folding child’s seat and about 50 spokey-dokeys on it. I cleaned it up a bit, added new tires, tubes, brake hoods, barwrap and regreased everything. I added a period bottle cage. It rides really nice and is a lot of fun. I love the color matched racks and fender center stripes. I hope to rewire and get the lights working. It has a bunch of old Minneapolis Bike Licenses on it, the oldest expired July 1, 1964. This fellow is a true survivor!