: [CR]PROFESSIONAL 'ASTRAL' FRENCH RACING BICYCLE *
> Came across this bike on ebay and had never seen one before. It is a very
> interesting design. Like a Lambert I am not sure if I would trust riding it
> long or hard, but it seems it might have a place in cycling history as well.
> Would love to hear any comments or thoughts on this one.
This bike is definately and oddity compared to the more mainstream designs. I'm wondering about the construction method used. The tubes look crimped into the "lugs"? The rear drop out is interesting, possibly removable? Anyone have an idea as to vintage?