Hello everyone!

    I have just brought this bike back from my project pile in France and sorted it out this weekend.

    This is a lovely 1985 Gitane Champion in 56cm (seat tube and top tube, both centre to centre). This will fit someone from 5ft9 to 5ft11.

    Very versatile bike - it has clearance for 32mm tyres and mudguard eyes so great for the city/commuting/the odd ride out.

    It is in great shape, all parts have minimal wear.


    • Tubing is Gitane Chromoly, with chrome forks.
      Both stem and seatpost move freely, headset & BB have no play, wheels have been trued.
    • Weimann Tyre 500 brakes
    • Solida 52 42 chainset with Lyotard Rat Trap pedals
    • Sachs Huret DT shifters & derailleurs
    • 25.8mm ATAX seatpost (ABS plastic with alloy insert) with yellow Mundialita saddle.
    • Wheels are 700c clinchers
    • Tyres are S 28chwalbe Pro One TT gumwall tyres in 700c x 28mm

    I have just fitted new aero brake levers (TRP RL SSR replicas), new inner/outer brake cables, new bar tape and near new tyres.

    The tyres are some of the fastest 28mm tyres available on the market at present - they cost £110 for the pair at Sigma

    I have also given the bike a look over - it all works as it should, no play or issues - it is ready to ride away and be enjoyed.

    I am after £250-> SOLD FOR £220 for the bike.

    Test rides from New Cross SE14 are very welcome

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  • Hi ,
    Is it on the heavy side as a bike ?

  • It isn't too bad for a classic steel bike.

    It is 10.6kg as it stands, just weighted it for you @user117695

    It could be lightened but being turned into a singlespeed. DT shifters/RD/FD/freewheel/ inner chainring weight about 1.5kg.

    Happy to do the conversion if that's something you are interested in

  • And for thoroughness, here is an extract of the 1985 Gitane Catalogue.

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  • Happy to deliver across TfL Zone 1-2-3

  • I might as well price drop to £220.

    Great bike for the money - I am after tandem wheels and 650B carbon wheels so would happily swap.

  • Hi! Any chance I could come and have a look at this tomorrow?

  • No news from @user117936 so the bike is still available

  • This has now SOLD.

    Thanks all for the interest!


SOLD 1985 Gitane Champion White & Yellow Bike // 56cm steel frame // 2x6 speed // New parts // SOLD

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