[CR]Jacques Anquetil frame..

Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré
From: "Norris Lockley" <Norris.Lockley@btopenworld.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 14:22:51 -0000
Subject: [CR]Jacques Anquetil frame..

>From the additional info you provided in your last post, it is obvious that your frame predates the ones I mentioned in my first reply ie the Gitane produced supermarket fodder?

My late 60s Anquetil frame list doesn't name a Tour de France model, but instead has the "Maillot Jaune" All Anquetil frames referring to the Tour and the yellow jersey appear to be sprayed in "Anquetil Violet"., while others are Riviera Blue, Brittany Green etc.

With your frame having he older pattern of gear boss on the D/T it is likely that the frame was made by whoever was sponsoring Anquetil at the time i.e either Helyett or Gitane, as it is unlikely that these two non-St Etienne based companies would permit a builder from St Etienne to use their sponsored rider's name. it could of course have been from a later period when Anquetil's star was on the wain.

I have a selction of models of Helyett and Gitane from that period and could check your frame's number against those I have, if you want to go to these lengths.

Contact me off-line if you prefer.

Norris Lockley