France Sport Classic Randonneur 1970s

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ID: 16571
Manufacturer: France Sport
Size: 57 cm
Condition: The bike is in good working condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Paintwork and decals are original. Paint and chrome partly timeworn. All parts have been checked and are working fine.
Era: 1970s
Storage: BMB 01-07
Product ID: 16571
France Sport was a cycling brand from Toulouse.
The might be best known for sponsoring a professional team during the 1930s to 1950s, which was also competing in the Tour de France.
Being a rather small company, France sport concentrated on artisanal high class bikes rather than mass production.
A dedication which we can also see in our France Sport Randonneur bike from the 1970s.

The frame is a lugged construction for which Italian Columbus tubing has been used. An unusual choice for a French bike, but a good one nonetheless.
Front fork and rear fork ends have been chromed as well as the head lugs, adding a sportive and bright touch to the classic frame.

Otherwise the bike is designed as a fast touring bike, which has been popular among Randonneur riders to cover large distances with only small and lightweight luggage. That is also the reason why a front bag support rack and mudguards are the only accessoires on this bike which sets it apart from a full racing bike.
The components, including a Spidel Shifting, are of a quality that could easily be found on a racer.

A nice traditional light touring bike, good enough for daily use as well as L'Eroica or similar classic cycling events.
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