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Old 05-21-05, 07:47 PM
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It would appear to be a Model 100, aka Rally Sport. The 100 and 200 were equipped similarly (Mafac Racer, Simplex Prestige, steel cottered crankset, Normandy/Atom hubs) but the 100 had a clincher wheelset, while the 200 was QR tubular. The big, distinguishing factors on the model 300 were the Reynolds 531 tubing and Stronglight cotterless crankset. Depending on the year, there may have been other minor differences, but these were the typical configurations during the early 1970s boom.

It looks to me like both the front and rear derailleurs are replacements. I also do not recall them coming with a derailleur guard and shortie fenders.
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