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70's Jeunet Franche Compte Mixte Model ID help?

Old 10-02-13, 05:48 PM
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70's Jeunet Franche Compte Mixte Model ID help?

I got this thinking it would be nice mixte to bring back for my wife, but not going to get around to it and so I am planning to post it in the frame-pass around/trade forum, but before I did I was hoping to be able to at least give anyone interested a better idea of what model it is. My natural default is to assume the basic, lower end model as most on these forums seem to be, also since it has the chromed fork as noted in a previous thread. And I couldn't find any reynolds stickers, etc... and the components are simplex. The lug work is pretty attractive. Anyway, my first french bike I thought I'd try and just don't have a clue on how to determine model details to see if it would even likely be a frame someone might be interested in bothering with? Any help is appreciated! (ps-- can take any other detailed pics that might help)

Chrome and frame in good condition, aside from the paint issues as seen.







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Old 10-02-13, 09:48 PM
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It probably rides as well as other low end French mixtes. Unfortunately, with the bad paint, it will be a rough sell, no pun intended. Most women wanting a mixte look for clean looking frames and bikes.
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Old 10-04-13, 03:09 PM
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Has lots of character! I like it! Can you post pics of the handlebars?
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Will a couple of notches above low end but still a pretty basic frame. Nicer than most mixtes from this era with the chromed simplex dropouts and forks. As for model Jeunet only made one mixte model I believe it was the 620, but commomly refed to as just mixte.
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Originally Posted by michael k View Post
Has lots of character! I like it! Can you post pics of the handlebars?


Yes, it definitely does have character, which was why I picked it up thinking it would work for my wife. Anyway, yeah the bars are pretty cool too-- mustache as seen in the pics. But pardon the bad photography. I'm always camera-challenged, but especially so when it comes to bars if still on bike and I didn't pull these yet. Can actually see the color of the bike better here too.
But here's a couple.

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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
Will a couple of notches above low end but still a pretty basic frame. Nicer than most mixtes from this era with the chromed simplex dropouts and forks. As for model Jeunet only made one mixte model I believe it was the 620, but commomly refed to as just mixte.

Thanks for that-- I guess if they only made one mixte-- it's a pretty easy ID. Thanks!
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Basic/low end frame tubing wise (pretty sure these were straight gauge high tensile tubing) but beautiful cosmetically. Very few bikes at this level have ever come with such ornate painted lugs, chromed stays, etc. Bottecchia is the other brand that comes to mind that did that.

It should make a great bike for your wife, but personally I would ditch the cottered crank in favor of an aluminum cotterless one.
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Well I forgot as for the price thing I sold one of these in similar project condition for $130 cash that I got out of Dumpster as is about a year ago.
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Well I forgot as for the price thing I sold one of these in similar project condition for $130 cash that I got out of Dumpster as is about a year ago.
Wow, surprising. I'm basically just hoping to break even on it way less than that, hopefully into a trade for something more basic that'll work for my wife. But good to know range to consider. Thanks!
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It's a 1974, Jeunet 611 "Dole Stadium". The entirely chromed forks are unique to that year. I've got pretty much the exact same bike that's been languishing on my to do list for some time now. The saddle is a Selle San Marco Rolls, which AFAIK couldn't have been original to the bike. Interesting to note that yours has the same grips and handlebar. I had always assumed that they were aftermarket.

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