• Mark D

    Try snooping around at http://www.gitaneusa.com/. I have a special place in my heart for Gitanes, since my first OTS was one I bought new about 1971 as I was entering high school. I believe it was a Gran Sport Deluxe. It looked a lot like your green one. It was black, with steel cottered cranks, quick release hubs, and one of those black plastic Simplex rear derailers. It cost about $120 new. I’m not sure what happened to it. I still secretly hope it will turn up someday in one of the back corners of my parents attic, but I’ve always got my eye out for one as well. Nice finds.

  • http://Pitcrewskateboards.com Corbin

    I came across a Gitane Grand sport deluxe last week just outside of DC if you mean washington DC, there was a montgomery county license sticker on it dated to 1985. Could be the one in the photo same color and all just dif seat. it is now being converted it was pretty rusty

    • Art F

      the one I fixed up might have had a Montgomery county license tag . Wasn’t much rust and should still have had the rack and white bar tape and rear derailleur that’s not a simplex .