That's a real cracking bicycle, I note here in these forums, it always seems to be "Mech" not Derailleur and I am only seeing a Rear Derailleur written out. Fair enough. 5 speed I gather.
Anquetil, sure had some peculiar aspects to his life, I never knew of but to the bike, the photos are a heckuva lot better than some I have posted. It's just dark. We'll add on as it's components become a bit better known.
It looks like the saddle nose is a bit tipped up and might give me a bit of discomfort.
It seems alot of the bicycles they made in that country back then has those mudguards (fenders they are called in some places), front light, rear red light (lights on yours) That seemed to be standard there
: but did not always make it out of the country.
That bike is also a good example of why I asked the question about how to protect decals and was told, get "helicopter tape", there might be other ways, but that bicycle certainly has some nice "autocollants" on it.
Cruiser/Riser bars, drop bars, mustache bars, it is a personal choice, I just wish it was easy to try an array of ways, without having to change the brakes and in some case, bar tape. You may well like those conventional types of bars in this case. Books use to say, for travelling long distances, one wants drop bars but a lot of people ride hybrid/mountain bikes for long distance and they don't have drop bars.