It is definatley french, it says made in france oin the side. It has simplex gears which as I understand is typical of french bikes. Thanks for all the info. I would still like to find front forks for it as I crashed into our garage at full speed when I was a kid and bent them pretty bad. I also need a fron derailler, somewhere during years of storage it broke. Too bad it is a cheapie, I kind of like it, it does have sentimental value I guess.
If anyone has parts le me know and thanks for all the info.