The last few discussions about my beloved old Astra Tour de France bike has raised a little more interest. My original 1971 example has unfortunately been stripped and poorly painted more than once, and all the stock Huret components are now in boxes. Yesterday, a CR lister shared a link on ebay for one similar to mine. Here's the link... http://ebay.com/
Today, I bought aTour de France with fenders and moustach bars - a little different, but still the same frame and components as my original with drop bars. The downtube says "Boulevardier". $20 well spent, I figure. I was going to put the drop bars and brake levers from mine on it, but these moustach bars and the spring-Ideale saddle is just odd enough to keep as is.
Are these things worth what this ebayer is asking? (To me it's just sentimental value.)
Dave Whitney - Portland, Maine