Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    frejus tour de france

    Hi guys,
    My name is Leo and Im writing from Italy, I have found in the trash a very nice bicycle!
    Its 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 scrapI like it
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by cannondale70; 05-07-08 at 07:47 AM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member due ruote's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    4,245
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  3. #3
    feros ferio John E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
    My Bikes
    1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
    Posts
    14,682
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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?
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
    Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
    Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
    Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    no, there is only a decal for tubes made by falk

  5. #5
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the bolt to clese the seat post is on the back of the tube, w/o clamp but directly on the frame

  6. #6
    Unique Vintage Steel cuda2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Allen, TX
    My Bikes
    Kirk Frameworks JKS-C, Serotta Nova, Gazelle AB-Frame, Fuji Team Issue, Schwinn Crosscut, All-City Space Horse
    Posts
    11,486
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Interesting find. Glad you found your way over here.

  7. #7
    Seor Member USAZorro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Carlisle, PA
    My Bikes
    1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1994 Trek 830 MTB, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead, Unicycle
    Posts
    13,034
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    The search for inner peace continues...

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    57
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Ita...al_numbers.htm

  9. #9
    holyrollin' FlatTop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    L.B.N.J.U.S.A.
    My Bikes
    Schwinn Racer(hot rod 3 sp.), noname cantilever frame 1 sp., Peugeot U-O8, Kia 10 sp., soon-to-be-custom Sears Free Spirit 3sp.(project), department store mountain bike 21 sp.
    Posts
    1,322
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice catch! I would love to find a bike like that in the trash!

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Central Ohio
    My Bikes
    Franklin Custom Road, Frejus TDF,Bianchi CromoLite Reparto Corse, Trek 470, Specialized Hardrock
    Posts
    229
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/...ge+11.jpg.html

    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.

  11. #11
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    serial number should be on the seat tube near the top bar.
    http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Ita...al_numbers.htm
    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

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •