Classic & Vintage - frejus tour de france
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05-07-08, 08:39 AM
My name is Leo and I’m writing from Italy, I have found in the trash a very nice bicycle!
It’s a Frejus fitted with Huret Allvit Speed and a very beautiful crank!
Can you help me in date this bike?
What do you think about it; is it good enough to restore is “scrap”…I like it
05-07-08, 09:23 AM
Nice find. I can't really help you date it - it looks like c. 1960's to me, but that's just a wild guess. But you say you like it, so that answers your own question about whether it's scrap. Looks like very relaxed geometry; must be a comfortable ride. Enjoy.
I think that is the first time I have ever seen a Huret Allvit on an integral derialleur hanger. I am guessing mid-to-late 1960s. Are there any tubing pedigree decals, such as Columbus?
05-07-08, 03:42 PM
no, there is only a decal for tubes made by falk
05-07-08, 04:55 PM
the bolt to clese the seat post is on the back of the tube, w/o clamp but directly on the frame
Interesting find. Glad you found your way over here. :)
05-07-08, 05:18 PM
Definitely good enough to restore in my opinion. I'd be pleased to come across a trash find Frejus in something close to my size - even if it meant applying some elbow grease to make it presentable. It isn't top of the line, but it's still plenty cool.
I have little to base this on, but I think it's from the 60's a well.
05-07-08, 05:20 PM
I have never heard of a Huret derailleur on any Frejus, Tour de France or otherwise. They were always Campy equipped. Anyhow, here is a serial number chart you can use to date it. The serial number should be on the seat tube near the top bar.
05-07-08, 06:11 PM
Nice catch! I would love to find a bike like that in the trash!
05-07-08, 06:12 PM
Catalog from 1974 w/TDF and Svelto der's.
I just dropped my TDF off for repair and repaint/decal, etc. I was told it was a decent bike (they didn't really make junk) in it's day, mine's 42 years old according to the original receipt.
Please don't get all "leave it original" on me....(smiley face). The fork was buggered and the top tube painted over with not even close to matching paint.
Doesn't look like this bike has any chrome, mine has chromed fork crown, head lugs and front and rear dropouts 6" up. So I'd guess late 60's - early 70's.
05-08-08, 01:28 AM
serial number should be on the seat tube near the top bar.
the strange thing is that there is (or better, I can find) the serial number on the frame!
I? have already strarted to disassemble the components to chrome and polish !
I'll post new poics at the end of my job......1 month? I hope so!
thanks for all proposal
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