I visited a local charity bike place (the Neighborhood Bikeworks in Philadelphia) that helps kids learn to not only repair bikes, but through that to get their own. Anyway, sometimes they get donations that are unusual, and this fit the bill. I was particularly intrigued, since I own an old Frejus, but this one stumped me. The bike was in nearly-new condition, except for one minor rust spot and rotted tires. The components were all Campy NR or Record, except for Universal center-pulls. That would have suggested to me that it dated before 1970 or so, since it did not have Campy brakes, but I don't think so after looking closer. The wheels had campy hubs, Stella estrella (sp? the ones with the star stamped on the head) butted spokes (plated), and Fiamme Red Label rims. Tubes are all 531 according to a decal. There is no serial number stamped on the bottom-bracket, like mine has. I did not find a serial number, but maybe missed it somewhere. The head badge is a decal, not a metal badge. The seat-post binder is not what I associate with Frejus, but has the bolt on the inside, in front of the seat tube and below the top tube. I would have said that was a Legnano design. It even had a separate bolt with a hole tapped into the lug to hold the hanger for the center-pull brake. Mine simply had the hanger attached to the seat-post binder bolt. I am guessing that this bike was built post '75, after Frejus was acquired by Legnano -- due to the mixed-up design and the decal headbadge. The paint and decals look much like mine did before the rust came. Aside from the seat lug, all the lugs are pure Frejus. Any clue to the vintage of this? Also, any idea of value? If it is post-merger, then I would guess its value would be less than if it were earlier, but this mix of styles may have interest. -- David L. Johnson __o | And what if you track down these men and kill them, what if you _`\(,_ | killed all of us? From every corner of Europe, hundreds, (_)/ (_) | thousands would rise up to take our places. Even Nazis can't kill that fast. -- Paul Henreid (Casablanca).