- 12 Speed, Classic, Custom, Rim Brake, Vintage
This is a beautiful custom built 1985 Cycles Gitane Defi. (It is not flawless. It is almost 35 years old and shows some wear but is in fantastic condition for it's age! Please refer to the pictures or ask for more of what you want to see.) At the time it was third from top of the line, a pretty respectable ride. It's a 57 cm in what was called Smokey Amethyst, but it looks more gray to me. It's been completely torn down and rebuilt, every nut and bolt cleaned and polished and very meticulously rebuilt.... (read more)
I have been involved in cycling most of my life, almost 40 years now. I have raced both road bikes and mountain bikes, and through discovering my own preferences in set-up and maintenance, (and the fact that I'm pretty meticulous!) I have become quite the mechanic, even a little wheel building, with just about any tool I could need, for most any bike, especially vintage stuff. So take comfort in purchasing a bike re-conditioned through my hands, you won't find any put together any better.