Hello to all, I am new to this group but have enjoyed what I've read. My name is Craig Griffith and I've been a avid cyclist since I was a boy. I am interested in bikes from the 70's and earlier. Examples of what I have are Cinelli, Allegro,Hetchins. I have already learned alot from you all Thanks ! I have an early french (I believe) 10spd. with Serie Legere model 45/159 lugs, with braze ons for old style pump, one braze on (right) side shifter, Suicide front simplex, rear simplex 4spd,durax special courses 3 piece cottered cranks with simplex steel chain rings,super dural ("Lam" Mle Depose) side pull calipers, unknown aluminum flat rail seat . It once had a head plaque.I would appreciate any ideas on the age and maker. I know this is a tough one but also interesting. Feel free to ask questions Thanks Craig Griffith
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