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Old 02-16-22, 03:15 PM
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753 Lejeune

Thought I would share this. The person from whom I got my 753 Lejeune came across yet another one. What's the deal? I look for 15+ years and never even see one and he finds two in a very short period. He says he is keeping this one. This frame is more in line with the 753 frames I have seen in the catalogs. It is not BaCo built. Photos provided by owner.

Another 753 Lejeune

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Old 02-16-22, 04:28 PM
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Yes. When it rains it pours. While not as extreme as your case, I've been in a similar boat.
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Nice, what year are you thinking it might be. Not to clear for old eyes but looks like a pre-1982 decal before they got the racing/cyclocross/sprint R designation and the T for pursuit/TTs. I would love to find a 753T.
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Some people have all the luck
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I looked for a long time for an upper end French bike and then within the space of a year, I picked up a 1982 Peugeot PXN 10, a 70s Mercier 300 and a '73 Motobecane Grand Record. These bikes aren't as rare as the Lejeune obviously but yeah these things happen.
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Originally Posted by easyupbug View Post
Nice, what year are you thinking it might be. Not to clear for old eyes but looks like a pre-1982 decal before they got the racing/cyclocross/sprint R designation and the T for pursuit/TTs. I would love to find a 753T.
One source told me that 753 Lejeunes appeared in the 77 TdF. He was a BP Lejeune mechanic on the tour.
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Very nice frame set.
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Old 02-20-22, 06:02 PM
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I passed up a local 753 (not Lejeune) at very good price and regret it! I only have one Reynolds 531 bike, and only the 3 main tubes at that (Trek 560). Curious how this 753 rides. Any ride info would be interesting.
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