[CR]mystery bikes

Example: Production Builders:Cinelli
From: "Richie Cruz" <richiedcruz@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 00:43:39 +0000
Subject: [CR]mystery bikes

I was hoping that someone could help me identify a few bikes that I found.

A little while back I came across I came across a bike sticking out of a garbage can, so I took it home. Unfortunately, someone gave it an awful spray can paint job so there are no decals.

However, there is a headbadge that reads "Trophee de France." It is red white and blue. It has a faux lugged stem, (which intrigued me enough to take it home) Nervar cottered triple cranks, Huret deraileurs, Mafac Racer brakes and some very nice lugs that remind me of Nervex Legeres-but I cannot say for sure. Custom frame?

I also came across a nice Raleigh that someone left out in the street with a sign that said, "Free." At some point, someone took off the decals that identify what model it is. It looks a lot like an early eighties Record Ace I've got laying around. But it has Raleigh badged bar end shifters, aluminum rims, and a suede seat. Most of the rest of the components are the same as my Record Ace.