I have no idea what the story is with the marque. But it's a beautiful bike. I like the weird angle of the head tube in relation to the seat tube. And the way the logos are visible to the user. And the pretty chromed fork ends.
Seems like an excellent candidate for a fixed conversion. Show us what it looks like when you're done!
Definetely a touring frame. Relaxed geometry and long wheelbase. The dropouts look like Campy, touring and not road race because of the fender eyelets. High ten steel not cromo makes a heavier but smoother ride. No braze ons. So, I guess a decent to high end touring bike from the 70s?
powdercoat it?! you outta your mind? that thing is oozing style and youd cover it up with a solid color? no offense here.. but that thing is just another ho-hum touring conversion without that paint job..you people are puttinng me to sleep with powdercoated conversions.. yawn
Very nice looking frame. Do keep it as original looking as possible. The chrome and the decals add a lot of style. Being a name not many know makes it more interesting. Outlining the lugs with a contrasting pin stripe would be nice though. I think it will make a great fixie.
I don't know if lugs are a way to date something or not. However, the lugs are identical to a Gitane I have from the 70's. If it is from the 70's everyone was making bikes at that time. In this part of the USA there was a bike boom at that time.
Ciocc fixed, Raleigh record winter bike, Bianchi Grizzly SS, Pinarello Surprise, Raleigh Twenty, Bridgestone Picnica, various sundry bits and pieces...
If you need to clean it up, look for some rubbing compound in the automotive section to help rub out surface rust (gently does it) and/or just touch it up with model paint. To clean up the chrome, put some water on some aluminum foil and use it to rub out the rust (it won't scratch the chrome).
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truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??