I bought this LeJeune frame off ebay and sourced the parts through various collector friends and The Bicycle Stand in Long Beach, CA. The Bicycle Stand did the final build - putting the period/country-correct components together for a smooth-riding machine.
The bars are country-correct Belleri, and have sweeping tops that allow for some surprisingly-comfortable hand positions. The Mafac breaks and levers work great. New brake pads, tires and tubes, cables and housing, and the rear Simlex derailleur completed the build. The shop did a great job, as always.
I opted to keep the original paint and decals. Love the patina, fades, and small blemishes. They speak of many happy miles over the years.
I think I'll add bar tape today. Sunday afternoons are my favorite time to wrench on bikes. :)
Own any French bicycles? Comment below.