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This cycle was bought around 1970, brand-new, for about $300.  Since then, I have basically lost the ability to ride this type of cycle, and am wondering might have to be done to make it saleable.  It is hand-painted, bright red, with gold and blue trim.  You can tell it was hand painted because the gold stripes are somewhat crooked.  It is a ten-speed, with Campanolla brakes.  Unfortunately, even when I bought it, I did not use the best judgment, and soon after had to move the gear shift levers from the diagonal part of the frame to the ends of the handle bars.  Also, I have changed the pedals a few times, as new developments came on the market.  As a result, the Lejeune is very rideable (except for a front wheel which must be replaced), but not exactly authentic.  On the other hand, when my wife and I were on a Butterfield & Robinson tour about 10 years ago, and stopped at a bicycle "museum" near Biarritz, the head of the museum nearly went nuts when he heard about my cycle.  Apparently, he had known M. Lejeune, and been part of a team with him.  I would love to sell the Lejeune (it is in the Chicago area); but I do not even know if there is a potential market, let alone a suitable price.  Any ideas?  MIAMIA



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