56.5cm Gitane Inter Club Vintage Road Bike Frame

✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1970s
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping

Though perhaps better known for its mass produced racing bikes produced in France through the 50, 60s and 70s, Gitane sponsored a number of high profile professional teams and have had no less than five Tour de France winners riding for them, including greats such as Bernard Hinault and Laurent Fignon! Gitane have been making bicycle parts and bikes since 1926 and at their height were one of the largest exporters of high quality racing bikes to the USA.

The Gitane Inter Club was an entry level road frame with many of the features of their higher end bikes, including the distinctive honeycomb or 'spiders web' dropouts. Often specced with all French made components they were a widely available export model during the bike boom of the 1970s.

If you're taking part in L'Eroica or any other vintage event, this frame is of the correct age, so you won't be disqualified for being a rule breaker!

The frame's been carefully checked by one of our mechanics to confirm the alignment's correct and there's no damage to the threads. If there are any minor issues worth noting we will do so in the overview section below. Please take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition of the frame before you buy.

OVERVIEW


Condition Notes - Drilled on down tube, likely for a bottle cage holder but these are not threaded - see photos.
Era - 1970s
Country - French
Frame Material - Steel
Weight - 3.495 kg
Stock Code - U-F-R5V

SIZING


Size Guide* - Medium/Large (Approx 33" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 56.5 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 57.5 cm
Head Tube - 138 mm
Chainstay Length - 43 cm
Wheelbase - 101 cm

*This is just a guide, not a guarantee the frame will fit as every rider is different. If you're unsure of your size we'd always recommend trying out a bike with similar frame dimensions first.

TECHNICAL INFO


Rear Spacing - 126 mm
Front Spacing - 100 mm
Seatpost Diameter - 25.0 mm
Wheel Size - 700c/28"
Brake Fixing - External Hex Nut
Brake Drop - 56 mm
Bottom Bracket Thread - English/British/ISO Thread
Headset Thread - French (25.4 TPI)
Headset Stack Height - 37 mm
Fork Crown Race - 27.0 mm (JIS)
Shifter Fittings - Downtube Band-On
Headtube Internal Diameter - 30.2 mm
Steerer Internal Diameter - 22.2 mm (Standard)

SHIPPING, TAXES & RETURNS

We've been safely sending orders around the world since 2010. There's a handy shipping calculator on the shopping cart page so you can see the cost of postage as soon as you've added it to your basket. Your order will be carefully packed and sent with tracking & insurance, we despatch most orders within 2-3 working days but larger items can often take a little longer to process.

We accept returns, please notify us within 14 days and ensure the item arrives back with us no later than 30 days after the order was received.

We don't charge VAT, however, if buying from outside of the EU please remember that there may be import duties to pay upon receipt.