Today my buddy almost threw out his commuter, but instead I took it because it fit me and because I thought it was a cool old French bike.
The only surviving decals say Champion du Monde on the headbadge and "SPECIAL Tour de France" on the top tube. I believe they are original. "2069" appears on the left dropout. The bottom half of the fork is chromed. The bare frame only weighs .5 pounds more than my Reynolds 531 Trek, so I assume this is at least a decent frame. The tubes have a nice ping to them, and the dropouts appear to be forged, not just stamped. The amount of rust does make it difficult to tell...
Obviously it's worth about $0, but I'm just curious as to who made it and a little history about the bike.
I believe the Mafac Racer centerpull brakes and levers and PIVO stem are original. Thank you in advance for any info!