Gitane Olympic from 1978 – similar to the one Bernard Hinault was riding during his first Tour de France victory with the main differences being Hinault’s bike was built in Reynolds 531 Extra Leger.
The ’78 model can be distinguished from the ’79 primarily by the fact that it has 2 cable guides brazed on the top tube where as the ’79 model has 3.
This bike is built with same almost the same specs as Hinault using a Philippe cockpit, Super Record groupset with Nuovo Record brake levers and Mavic SSC wheelset. Only differences is the lack of Pista pedals and the OMAS bottom bracket installed on this bike.
The bike is light but very stiff and an absolute joy to ride.
|Hub / Rim||Campagnolo Record HF / Mavic SSC|
|Freewheel / Chain||Maillard 700 / Sedis||Crankset / Pedals||Campagnolo Super Record / Campagnolo Record Superleggeri|
|Shifter levers / derailleurs||Campagnolo Record / Campagnolo Super Record / Campagnolo Record|
|Seatpost / saddle||Campagnolo Super Record 26.4 / Cinelli Unicanitor||Brakes / Levers||Campagnolo Record / Campagnolo Nuovo Record|
|Headset / Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Super Record / OMAS Titanium|
|Stem / Handlebar||Philippe / Philippe|
|Clips / Straps||Christophe / Alfredo Binda|
|Seat tube||575 mm C-T|
|Top tube||580 mm C-C|
|Total weight||9.8 kg|