LeJeune Champ du Monde
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Model: Champ du Monde
Brand: LeJeune
Category: Road Race
Years: 1960's - 1970's
Country: France
Production: Factory Production
Sold As: Complete Bicycle
Material: Steel
Construction: Lugged
Drivetrain: Derailleurs
Wheel Size: 700c
Added By: CV-6 on 11/07/10
Updated By: bobasmar on 05/09/15
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Model General Information
The top of the line for Lejeune, this model was prominent in the pro peloton from the mid 60s into the early 80s. Jan Janssen won the 68 TdF on a similar model labeled Sauvage Lejeune.   If one watches a Sunday in Hell, you will see a good part of the Lejeune team falling out of the race due to accidents.  Frame, fork, stays Reynolds 531.  Steerer was often Nervor.  Campagnolo Record/Nuovo/Super Record components.  The actual race machines were often built by Bernard Carré and could be distinguished by by B.Carré or the racer's name on the seat stay cap.  The example here is a NOS 1972 model.
Primary Example:LeJeune Champ du Monde (1972)
Years:1972Sold As:Complete Bicycle
Bottom Bracket:French: 35mm x 1mmBrake Mounting:Exterior Nutted
Brake Bridge:Simple unreinforced tubeDerailleur Cable Routing:Clamp-on
Lug Style:Brake Guides:Clamp on
Fork Style:Curved BladesSeat Stays:Capped
Fork Crown Style:Main Tubing:
Rear Dropouts:HorizontalColor(s):Typically all all red, may hve blue head tube
Example:LeJeune Sonolor (1969 - 1972)
Years:1969 - 1972Sold As:Complete Bicycle
Main Tubing:Reynolds 531Wheel Size:700c
Additional Resources
Marketplace:Looking to buy one of these?Sell one like this
Resources:Reference & Charts
Brand Information(click to expand)
Respectable quality French made steel frames and forks. LeJeune produced a line of bicycles ranging from road racing models to step through mixties.
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