Jim, She is not rare; you'll need allot of numbers if your gonna start counting. Tour model was second in line to the Professional model ( which is not really "rare" either). Figure she dates just post 1950 from the seat sticker. The headtube badges had the years listed winning the worlds; at least on the pro models. Non campy rear dropouts are the giveaway to hierarchy. Cool, sell or build and enjoy. Funny, I've only scene the Tour models in this bronze/maroon "Team" color combo, but NEVER a pro model. The list meister has a Frejus city bike in this color combo that I sold him. Look for her on the site. Now if ya find a pro in team colors, well that's a story!
John Pergolizzi San Diego, Ca Soon to live in TORINO!
On Nov 16, 2009, at 9:39 PM, jim abt wrote:
> I had the person that sold me this bike tell me that this was a 1955
> Frejus. The identicifications signs on the bike (sine you can not
> track the serial number effecitvely that I know of....says that bike
> is a 1962 or 1963). There are stamps on the Campy hub lock nuts that
> describe the year of the hubs (I think) and there is a stamp on the
> steer tube of the fork with the initials TDF 62. Can you guys tell
> me if I am tracking the year properly? That way I will not have to
> rely on the sellers word.
> The other thing is I am attaching is a photo link (item #
> 140360537831 on Ebay) so that members can look to see if they have a
> frame like it or have seen anyone with one. I am trying to count how
> many there are and how rare it is. I feel that it may be. I guess
> what I am trying to do is authenticate my ad for selling the
> Jim Abt
> Wausau, Wi. USA