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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:57 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Thanks for the suggestions all

The paint i'm pretty certain isn't original, if it is it's very dull and so uniformly dull that it makes me think it's a bad respray. I'll take the bottom bracket and forks out at the weekend to see if I can see a different colour hiding under there and if there are any markings on the steerer.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:49 pm 
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Motobecane had something similar, but not the same, I think. This is my ca 1980 Grand Record:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:46 pm 
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My Daniel Salmon has a similar guide

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:12 am 
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It's not the guide so much as the Meral has the same one on the underside of the rear stay but the little ring on the top of the dropout for routing the outer through that I've not seen before. And having not seen it before I'm hoping it will help identify the frame maker.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:24 am 
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torqueless wrote:
Long Campag(?) dropouts might say about mid-'70s, although the top tube cable guides might say 'a bit later'.
French, Red, '70s... Lejeune? ...but anyone can paint a frame red, of course.


Having had a bit more of a dig about I think torqueless may be onto something. I found this Lejuene on the internet that has a similar cable guide.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:20 pm 
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I've taken the forks out and it looks like this is the original paint so it's just dulled over time. I gave it a bit of a T Cut and it came back quite well but it does really need a re paint.

There's no evidence of decals anywhere so these were taken off very well but this doesn't help with identification at all. All I can say is that it is French, I'm pretty certain it's 531 and so far the most likely candidate for builder so far is Lejuene but if anyone knows better please tell me.


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