[CR]French Jacques Anquetil frame

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From: Alfredo Marcantonio <alfredo.marcantonio@btinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 10:17:16 +0100
Subject: [CR]French Jacques Anquetil frame

I wonder if anyone help me identify a Jacques Anquetil frame I have just acquired.....

It is marked Made in France, so that ruled it out of being of Belgian/Ron Kitching origin.

It has French 531 tubing decals with spearpoint lugs with triangular cutouts in them, the ends are Campag lookalikes.

The only brazings are a cable guide on the top of the bottom bracket and a cable stop on the chainstay.

Which dates it as late sixties/early seventies, I guess.

The headtube transfer is a monogram - CJA with 'Cycles Jacques Anquetil' above and and 'France Loire' below.

It has a very similar monogram at the seat cluster, on the faces of the seat tubes, but the letters here are CFL or could be CLF.

The pretty Balleri bars that came with it have their sheild logo engraved to one side and this CLF or CFL monogram logo on the other.

Any ideas?

Alfredo Marcantonio
Twickenham. England.