The Gitane

Gitane in French is gypsy, but in this case it is famous bike make. We bought this one nearly 20 years ago, but I’ve not used it for a good number of years. It has always been under cover, stored in the garage. Yesterday I pumped up the tyres gave it a clean and went for a quick spin in our driveway. The brakes and gears are still fine, but needless to say, the tyres are starting to perish. 

Think we’ll take it to Decathlon or Intersport for a tyre/inner tube replacement and a once over. 

I plan to take it on holiday with us along with our kids bikes… depending on the COVID case numbers. Which are climbing around Bordeaux and up the west coast of France. We’ll be more inland in the PĂ©rigord Vert.

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