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mystery 1970s French racer - what do I have? see pictures.

Old 03-29-11, 10:29 PM
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mystery 1970s French racer - what do I have? see pictures.

Two months ago I bought this bike out of some guy's front lawn. They bought it many years ago in dilapidated condition at a yard sale and the dad fixed it up. It never got ridden much, and had been sitting for years. I'm probably going to build it up and sell it. There's no name on it, so I'd like to know if anyone can identify this or give me and idea of much it's worth. Do I have something really rare on my hands?

The tubing diameters are french (you can tell by the derailleur clamp on seat tube). The bottom bracket is french. The fork interior is also French. A regular 3ttt stem had been jammed in there, but it was really hard to get out, even though it was well-greased and there was no corrosion. There's a Huret cable guide. The bottom bracket had TA cups with a Campagnolo spindle. The rear dropouts are marked Brev. Campagnolo. The bottom bracket shell says EDA.

The components were of mixed quality, from a Dura-Ace crankset to a cheap Suntour derailleur, but they probably are mostly not original.

The tubing is thin and seems double butted. The bare frame with headset cups and no bottom bracket weighs 4.96 lb and the fork (with crown race) weighs 1.76 lb. The whole frameset (frame+fork+headset) is 6.94 lb.

Any feedback would be appreciated!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/5311303...7626384536844/

Bike complete as it was. Rear is 700c, front 27". Both were replacements.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/5311303...7626384560240/

Distinctive brazed brake bridge.

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Campagnolo dropouts

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Bottom bracket (says EDA).

https://www.flickr.com/photos/5311303...7626384560240/

Bottom bracket from underneath.

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Entire frame.
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Old 03-30-11, 04:35 PM
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Cool frame. It it wasn't French threaded, I'd be all over it. I'm digging the patina it has.
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Thanks! Do you have a velospace? You should put up the bikes in your signature line.
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Originally Posted by rodentfield View Post
Thanks! Do you have a velospace? You should put up the bikes in your signature line.
That's less than half of what I've got. Lol. Those are the ones that I feel good about letting go.
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