FREJUS
Bicycle Frame serial numbers

Placed in ascending serial number order....

Updated 12.5.2014

Owner

Description

Serial number

Approximate date of manufacture
(estimates made
by owners)

David Beck The BB spindle and fixed cup are both marked “Frejus 33”. Pictures 11475 1933
Oscar Leone  Pista 03006 1950s
George Strickler 

55 cm c-c seat tube. 57 cm c-c top tube. 110 cm wheelbase. O.M.A.C. Cambio Sport derailleur, ABT steel hubs, Ambrosio tubular rims.  

04146

est. 1948

"Coventryeagle48" Model Super Corsa,  Libelulla tubing, Cambio Corsa rear dropouts, Oiler ports on head tube & bbkt. Pictures 012835 est 1949
Kevin Gosney

58 cm C-T-T, Italian Libelulla (dragonfly) tubing. Campagnolo Cambio Corsa rear dropouts, but Simplex Tour de France f & r derailleurs. Oiler ports on head tube & bbkt. Head badge denotes World Champion 1948, Ambrosio stem is stamped 1949.  Low flange, three-piece FB hubs

012879

1949 or 1950

Ignacio Guasch   012942 1950s
Jan  Klimeš

Cambio Corsa derailleur system  Pictures

015215

?

Hugh Thornton

Model M Supercorsa.  Simplex derailleur hanger.  Simplex gear lever boss.  Cable stops for rear derailleur cable and rear brake cable.  Oiler ports on head and bracket.  Headbadge inscribed "Campione del Mondo 1930-33-48"

 019734

1950

Mick Smith

Road bike Pictures

019754

1950?

Howard Bollands

Model Supercorsa

021721

?

Jeff Luther

Made in Torino, 2 grease nipples: 1 on back side of head tube; 1 on the top of bb Headbadge

27734  1

"late '50s,"

Fred James

Simplex derailleur hanger

 021332

1950s?

Chris Wood  

(Original Owner: Freddie Anderson.)
Model Pista, 56 cm. Libellula (Italian for Dragonfly) tubing. Head badge inscribed "Campione del Mondo 1930-32-48-51". Nickel plate w/clear coat - original finish.
Dark blue head tube and seat lug 'window'.

030581

Approx. 1952

Kevin Woest Mod. TdF  31016 ?
Stephen Outterbridge Tour de France 32349 Orig owner, purchased in 1974
Chris Wood

Model M Supercorsa, 58 cm. Simplex fork-ends, derailleur hanger and gear lever boss. Cable stops for rear derailleur and rear brake cable. Oilers on head tube and bottom bracket. Libellula (Italian
for Dragonfly) tubing. Head badge inscribed "Campione del Mondo 1930-32-48-51". Nickel plate w/clear coat  original finish. Dark blue head tube and seat lug 'window'. Original decals. (Original Owner: John Vogt.)

032657

Approx. 1953.

Chris Wood

Model M Supercorsa, 58 cm. Simplex fork-ends, derailleur hanger and gear lever boss. Cable stops for rear derailleur and rear brake cable. Oilers on head tube and bottom bracket. Libellula (Italian for Dragonfly) tubing. Head badge inscribed "Campione del Mondo 1930-32-48-51". Refinished 1991 in silver metallic grey and cobalt blue by CyclArtist. Frame Number . Rebuilt with 1950's period equipment.
(Historical: This frame was reportedly used by the original owner in a Canadian qualifying race for the 1954 British Empire Games Road Race in British Columbia, Canada. Unfortunately, he did not qualify.)(Original owner: Bill Kastens).

32758
(the preceding 0 was missed).
 

Approx. 1953

Joe Luongo   32893 Early 1950s?
Peter Soroos

56 cm track bike.

53092

Original owner. Purchased from Mike Walden's bike shop Detroit, MI in 1953-55.

Michael Shiffer

Pista; originally red with blue head tube & seat tube panels.  The serial number is stamped on the seat tube under the seat lug on the left. 

 53290

The head badge lists CdM through 1955, so suspect it is a 1956 or 57.

John Proch

Frejus Super Corsa 

61697
(Has "MH" on the BB shell)

1957?

J.C. Kovach

candy apple red +silver-gray & chrome

65275

purchased through Huffman racing team member in Dayton, Ohio around 1964

Jay Love   67191

"Mid to Late
1950s"

Martial Thiebaux

Torino MC56. Original 1958 Campagnolo components. Balilla side-pulls, Magistroni crank and Ambrosio handlebars both stamped FREJUS. Un-pointed 'acorn' frame decal.

71257

Est.  1958

Leroy Eckardt
current & original owner

Tour de France, red/chrome, Campy Record, All still original 

71267

purchased 1960, South San Francisco, CA

Ted Wallace Pista frame chrome Torino, Campione de Mondo   51 cm 72304 (Second owner?) Purchased at Kissena Track, Queens NY 1979
Douglas Wright

 MC56 Super Corsa in candy apple red. Chrome forks, head lugs & rear stays.  Equipt w/ Campagnolo Gran Sport, Everest 4 speed FW, Gnutti fluted cranks, Weinmann center pulls, Ideal saddle. 

72793

Head badge reads  "Campione del Mondo 1930 to 1955" so 1955~56?

Stanislav Georgiev

  

73264

?

Jerry Tenenberg

 Frejus Torino with braze on DT shifters. 

77345

59 manufacture sold in 60

Ed Miszkiewicz

 "Tour De France" candy apple red, "1950" on the seat tube TdF map decal. Campy Gran Sport derailleurs

77456

?

Eric Blumberg

 “Tour de France” 58 cm

7748

?

Ron Heyer  

77503

?

Jurgen Kastner   78612 ?
Henry Cox

Track frame, Pictures

77945

mid 1950s?

Bruce Braley
Columbus tubing w/Campag dropouts, oil fitting rear of head tube and bbkt. top  Chromed complete fork, head lugs &  6"  seat & chain stays. Dark blue w/red head tube & silver panels on the down and seat tubes. Rod control Benelux f. der. Cinelli chrome steel bars & stem.  Frejus headset. Magistroni steel cottered cranks w/50-48 chainrings. Campagnolo steel center/alloy flange hubs.
80177 
on left side, top of the seat tube +
 bbbkt   stamped MC60 (it's a 60cm c-t)

1950s

At auction on eBay, Dec. 2002

56 cm road Picture

85474

1955

Brad Sasher

Mod. Olympian pictures coming

85860

?

Scott Baxter

BB stamping, MC58, Simplex frt dropouts, Campy rear dropouts, oiling hole in BB and head tube.

85892

?

Rick Scott Columbus tubing, candy apple red, original Brooks saddle, mostly Campagnolo 85936 1958 -1959? Bought in 1961 from orig owner who purchased it new two years earlier.
Jay Love

Grass green Campag stamped drop-outs, oiler ports. Headbadge
1930-32-48-51-54-54-55.

86003

Late 1950s early 1960s? (based on
original headbadge)

Joel ?

Track bike

86005

?

George Mazow

2 oiler fittings.

87222

This owner since 1971

Jon Jamieson Universal cp brakes, Centre pulls, Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleurs & shifters. Frejus 50/40 cranks & pedals. 5 sp FW, Campagnolo 360, “Toro” rims 87314  
Terry Harvey   89818 Late 1960s?
Dick Harmon

 "Professional Road", white Columbus tubing,  Campy components

90184

Purchased used 1968 in Columbus OH

Levi Dominguez  

90249

 ?

James Lanman Frejus Torino, blue 90256 "Purchased used from a racer in Grove City, Ohio in 1965 or 66"
Ric Bejcek Campy Gran Sport w/ Universal cp brakes. red with chrome fork ends & stay ends. Campy dropouts. Both Columbus and Reynolds double butted tubing. 91977

?
(Second owner, bought in Fall of 1974.)

Gene Notz

Olive green and white with chrome Lugs. Campagnolo Grand Sport , Universal center pull brakes

91978

Bought in Rochester N.Y. in 1960.

Joan Dejulian Linden

Purchased new from Eugenio 'GENE' Portuesi from his Detroit Cycle Sport Shop in the early 1960s.

92569

 early 1960s

Giuliano Gava Pista, 58cm grey & red 92632

?

  Paul Murphy
(Previously owned by Jimmy Murphy)
 

92753

 1960s?

Chuck Schmidt

mod. Tour de France,
candy apple red,  "1950" on the seat
tube TdF map decal.

92790

Bought new in 1962

Paul Dault  road bike  93206 purchased used in 1967
Kevin Kruger
Mod. Professional, grease port on head tube and BB shell.   Campagnolo crank arms have raised pedal lips.  Hubs axle locknuts are dated "62".
Pictures
93775 1962
(Original WASTYN CYCLE, Chicago decal!)
Paul Eric Felder 

Professional Record Super Corsa, Campagnolo Grand Sport/Record. 58cm. Black with white panels

94030

1962 or 1963

Roger Hirsch   94063 ?
Chuck Rogers

Mod. Torino, steel cranks and chainwheel but Campy hubs,
derailleyrs, shifters.

94127

1963

Owen Myers

 Oilers on head tube and on BB

94138

?

Cliff Feldman

61cm (24"), red with blue head tube, Reynolds 531 w/ chrome frork tips, crown, stays, lubrication fitting on head tube and bbkt shell. Bronze Grand Sport rear der. Universal Side-pull brakes

94170

Bought from Sim's Bike Shop in Harlem, NY in 1963.  The bike was about a year old

Steven Johnson 

Road, all chrome, full Campy, Gran Sport derailleurs, Ambrosia Champion stem, Universal Model 61 cp stamped MC R 56.  lube fittings on the head tube and bottom bracket.

94181

Bought used in 1965

Rolf Bayer Pista 60 cm c-to- top. 94427 est. 1963
Steve Hammond  Frejus Torino, red  94834 "purchased in a garage sale in Burbank, CA in 1978 for $40."
Tom Bates  Originally chrome, a 56 or 58 stamped on the bb shell. 95033
near the top of the seat tube.
1960-1962?
Michael Shiffer

model Tour de France

 95055

"lock nuts on the front wheel are dated 1962"

Stevan Thomas

Road, mod, Tour de France w/ Campag Gran Sport equipment

95102

"The mid 50s to
early 60s"

Matt Gorski

Road, w/Campy Gran Sport  Pictures

95103

?

Michael Shiffer

model Tour de France

 95055

"lock nuts on the front wheel are dated 1962"

Bill Suter

Chartreuse green with chrome lugs,
Campagnolo derailleurs, Ambrosia headset/bars

 95164 

Purchased new from Cleveland Wheelman Club in 1964 

Joel Schwartz

Torino, bronze with red decal trim, a red and blue name plate, Balilla center pull brakes,  balance of components are Campy Record.

97561

Purchased from Tom Avenia in 1961 by Percy Reid Sr. of Philadelphia, PA

Michael Shiffer Full chrome, 58 cm, Campy "Sportman" (sic) derailleur,
Simplex alloy chain rings Balilla brake hoods.
98106 Hubs are dated 1960
Bob Graham   98397  
John Langbein  

100025

1967 from McLean cycles (just outside Washington DC).

David Burr  Pista 100103 1962ish
George McLaughlin  

Green

100118

1962-1963  

Bill Howard

Road, chrome with blue bands Pictures

 100182

1961-62

G. Lynas

 Chrome
 

101136
(56 under crank)

?

Bill Howard

Track, pictures

101169

1961-62

Tom Leigh

58 cm Pro track, Campagnolo Record group, mother of pearl

101211

1963, purchased new from Ray Florman's A-1 Bicycle Sales, St. Louis, MO

George Lawton

58 cm Pro track, Campagnolo Record group, blue pearl

101216

1963, purchased new from Ray Florman's A-1 Bicycle Sales, St. Louis, MO

Ed Ruesing

58 cm Pro track, Campagnolo Record group, blue pearl

101224

Hang tag dated "23 October 1963" purchased new from Ray Florman's A-1 Bicycle Sales, St. Louis, MO

G. Lynas

Blue

101244
(#58 under crank)

?

Ed Ruesing

60 cm Pro track, Campagnolo Record group, blue pearl

101253

1963, purchased new from Ray Florman's A-1 Bicycle Sales, St. Louis, MO

Rex Allen Gooch Pista, 22", mother of pearl finish,  Campy cranks.  101255 Purchased used on 16th birthday April 1970 from Ray Florman Sr at A1 Cycle, Brentwood, MO
Luca Adami  Tour de France Pictures 101397

1962?

Alvin McClure

Road bike

102103

Acquired used 1974

Geoff Waters

Frejus track bike; black, gold head and twin gold bands on seat tube. Restored by Garth 'Faggi' Thompson & Dave Wiseman in Durban, South Africa

101681

?

David Argent

 Orig olive green/brown colour 

102232

Bought second hand in 1974.

Margaret Benkert Red road orig cots $110
from Gene Portuesi’s Cyclo-Pedia, Detroit, as with #103683 and #104035 below.
 103678 mid 1960s
Catherine Benkert White road   103683 mid 1960s
David Bilenkey Road  103857 1965 or earlier
Al Williams "Tour de France", w/Ballila center-pull brakes, Campy Sportsman rear derailleur, Campy Gran Sport front d, three-pin cottered cranks, Campy Tipo hubs. 104031 purchased from Gene Portuesi in Detroit in June 1963
Carl Benkert

Chrome green road

104035

mid 1960s

Aiden F. Tour de France 104050  
Fred P. Platt Jr.

Road racer, chrome finish, red graphics. Columbus Campy Gran-Sport derailleurs. Pictures

105221

purchased new in 1965. 

Scott Gabriel

Frejus "Torino" Light blue metallic w/ream head tube. 61 cm c-to-top. Full Campagnolo Record group. Universal 61 brakes. Nisi tubular rims on "no record" HF hubs. Aluminum Frejus mud guards. Modified when purchase new w/"City bike" style Frejus bars with integral Frejus brake levers. 

 105439

Purchased by original owner in 1963 NYC

Will James 60cm c-to-c, stamped 62 on the BB shell # 105443  
 Tom Lonzi Original parts except NOS Universal 61 cps and Super Champion red label rims.  Ted Smith was the U.S. National  Omnium Champion for 1945,1947 & 1948, on the 1948 Olympic team and a professional 6 day racer. Ted was inducted into the U.S.A. Bicycling Hall of Fame in 1991. 105455 Purchased by Ted Smith in 1964 in Toronto Canada.
Jim Bowen

Originally Olive Green, no badge, chrome lugs, fork &rear dropouts.
Grease fittings on headset & crank
Full Campy

105469

Purchased used appx 1970 in NY/NJ
 

Ronald Odle

58 cm road champagne and dark red 

105658

purchased new in Germany by a friend
around 1970

Roy  Drinkwater

Road

105735

?

Richard Katz

Road w/oilers in both the head tube and bottom bracket.

  105737

Purchased from Oscar Wastyn (Jr.) at Oscar Wastyn Cycles, Chicago.

Larry Routt

 Mother of Pearl.

105743.

purchased from Highland Cycle in Louisville, Ky. 1962.

George Strickler Pictures 105753 Bought new from Thomas Avenia 1969 or 70
 Ji Hwan Kim

Frejus Torino 56cm Pista with original L. Magistroni cranks set and B.B.

106006

?

Marty Jacobson Pista  Polished chrome with all campy and cinelli stem and bars 106017

1962

Tony Blalock Pista  106041

1962

Matt Miller

Pista,  FB hub, Fiamme rims, cottered Magistroni, baby blue with cream colored head tube.

106055

1960 ?

Dan Jankowski

 Torino track, belonged to my Grandfather.

106119

early 1960s

Richard Florman  56 cm, mother of pearl track bike, Campagnolo Record equipped 106178 purchased mid 60s from A-1 Bicycle Sales, St. Louis, Mo
Pete Rutledge

Track

106179

1963

Matt Mallay

62cm Track, black w/ off-white bands 

106260

1963

Justo (Tito) Arenas

Delux Campy track, metallic blue, TTT adjustable stem, Reynolds 531

106270

1963? (purchased used from Thomas Avenia 9/6/66)

Bill Spangler
(since 1978)

60cm track bike, black with cream decals.

106326

Orig owner Otto Major, a Baltimore racer. Purchased from from Tommy Avenia in the "60s. Was told that bike had come out of "Fausto Coppi's stable"

Bob Burns

Pista, pearl blue frame with full chrome forks, chrome lugs and rear ends. Campagnolo Record chain set, Cinelli bars and stem and Campag seat post. Campag hubs with blue anodized large flanges.

106863

?

Mary McKane

Blue w/chrome bands, mod. Tour de France. Sticker from Wastyn's in Chicago

108024

?

Ted Hall

Road bike

108162

 Purchased from Highland Cycle, Louisville, Kentucky in 1965.

Richard Florman

58 cm Pro road, Campagnolo Record group, blue pearl

108196

1965, purchased new from Ray Florman's A-1 Bicycle Sales, St. Louis

Ed Ruesing

60 cm Pro road, Campagnolo Record group, blue pearl

108217

1965, purchased new from Ray Florman's A-1 Bicycle Sales, St. Louis

Frank Haas   Reynolds 531 tubing 108234

 

Enrico Mezzacappa

Frejus woman's w/151 mm cranks & Record rear der.

108269

?

John Groom Cherry red, silver and chrome.  54 stamped in bottom bracket  108470

?

Mike Rathwell  Reynolds 531, 56 cm square, Campy drop outs, oil port on the top of bbkt & head tube.  108547  
Jay Love

Copper Fully painted fork, campagnolo
stamped drop-outs, oiler ports.

108593

early-mid 1960s?

Justin Stanbridge   108664

?

Bianca Ballara

 Frejus Torino, green women's model, painted logo on frame says "Frejus Torino Depositata"

108801

?

Dave Perry

Road touring model,
chartreuse green, chrome lugs.

108824

?

Louis Mannie Lionni

62 cm Pro road, Campagnolo Record group, chartreuse frame with chrome ends.

108833

Bought new at the factory in Torino in +/- 1963.

 Marty Lubin 

metallic red paint with grey head tube.

109722

bought new in 1966 from Tommy Avenia, NYC

Guy Hankel

Frejus Torino, 56cm, black, Campagnolo Record group

109845

circa 1966-67.

M. Weiss

Green road

109867

bought new in late 1960s from Tommy Avenia, NYC

George Gama Tan and red. Near mint condition RA680 19013 Bought from original owner, said to be 1968 model
Johann Stauch The head badge reads CAMPIONE del MONDO and the bottom of the badge reads CAMP. OLIMPIONICO. MC 58 R owned this bike since 1972 and it was bought form the first owner. From Mikes Bike Shop in the Detroit
Jay Love

Baby blue, chrome fork, Campag drop-outs, oiler ports on headtube and bottom bracket.

L174

 mid 1960s?

Andy Speier  

177

late 60s

Martin Piper    L199 on the seat tube side & X L inscribed into the BB shell.

late 60s

Marco Rueda Frejus ladies model, full Campagnolo Record L242

?

Ron Portland Frejus Tour de France, chrome, X on crank bottom, no serial number on frame  Serial # on accompanying tag L 258 New from Thomas Avenia NYC, May 3 1968 for $152.28 incl. $7.28 sales tax.
Paul Eric Felder

Super corsa white with Red Panels 62 cm 

846

1969

David Johnson

Campy w/Universal cp brakes, Reynolds 531

848 R

1969

Jim Parsons

Road, purchased  from Oscar Watsyn's, formerly owned by USA Olympian, Bob Vehe

855R

late 60s or early 70s

Greg T

"purchased re-painted with no decals in 1970."

974R

?

John Petronis

Came with chrome fenders.

1080F

Purchased from Thomas Avenia in June 1971.

Frank Gentile “Azzurra blue frame, Campagnolo NR gruppo. 1082F purchased used in 1982 from College Cyclery, Reno. 
Garry LaRocca Pista light blue and chrome 1140 R

?

G. Lynas

Chrome

1147 R

?

Cliff ____ Frame set, 24 1/2" full chrome with blue head tube, Campag dropouts & headset 1151 D

?

Matt Speier

Road, silver with red head tube.

1162R.

1970(?) from Tom Avenia in NYC

Michael Shiffer

Road, blue w/ white head tube & seat tube bands, Univ c-pulls, Reynolds 531

1166R

?

Mark Fremeau  

1218R

1969

Phil Ocasio Model Super Corsa, red & white. Pictures 1579 ?
Mark Waite

60 cm, turquoise green, off-white and chrome 

1751L

1960s

Ed Ruesing

60 cm Pro road, Campagnolo Record group, Frejus grey

1759

1971, purchased new from Ray Florman's A-1 Bicycle Sales, St. Louis

Ross Hall
2nd owner

Blue 22” Supercorsa with Campy Record set , Columbus tubing  . Original purchase price $190 (plus $3 extra for a Brooks saddle!)

1768L

Orig purchased from from Thomas Avenia  2 May 1968

Warren Berger 

Road

1779 R

Bought new in Milwaukee,  winter of 1971/1972

Connie Irizarry    1780 L  
Tomas Murrow Road, black Columbus tubing Full Campy record incl brakes Chrome--head tube lugs , Fork crown and 6 " ends , 6 " rear stays and fenders
Metal head tube badge Grease nipple on head tube and bbkt. Campy high flange hubs with sew ups Campy seat and pedal wrenches ,Silca pump .Cinelli bar and stem.
1796 L Purchased from Thomas Avenia NYC 1970 $250.00 incl tax and shipping!
Steve Agin Pictures 1897L

Orig. owner, bought from Thomas Avenia NYC in Sept. of 1969

Siegfried Ising   1957 L Bought new in Spring of 1968
George Piperis  

04656
and 07BRY

Given to me (new) in 1975.

Maynard Payumo A "Play It Again Sports find!  Original decals in place. Pictures 6571 early 1970s?
Sold by Waystn's in Chicago, IL
Kevin Woest Model Tour de France  Pictures 31016  
Eric Wallace Tour de France 56cm, full campy, Fiamme stem & bars  31067

1972?

Mark Fremeau

Tour de France

 31105

1972?

Norris Wynn

Torino, Pictures

31645

bought new in 1970 or 1971 from a dealer in Central Florida

Tom Urushitani

Road, blue, Pictures

31667

Bought new from Steve's Cycle Center, Salem Ave., Dayton, Ohio in 1971

_____ _____ 32198 Purchased in 1973
Karen Rawls

Road, red & white Pictures

32640

mid 1970s

Peter Benjamin 62 cm Frejus Supercorsa with Campy Record set components. Three main tubes Reynolds 531 Double butted tubing. Stays and Fork sides Columbus. Color Black 32687 Purchased new on November 9, 1972 from Thomas Avenia Bicycles, NYC, by Jack Armstrong of Hollywood for $375.00. I am the second owner and have the original bill of sale.
Chris Crowley 53 cm blue road bike w/chrome fork tips and stay ends, Reynolds 531 w/ Campy D.O., Campy N.R. group set. 32702 1972 or 1973?
(73 pat. Campy rear derailleur)
Mike Hajek-Jones

Golden green olive color, Reynolds 531, Campag equipped

32731

? (Rescued from dumpster)

David Elliott

Road with fenders

32839

Bought new in 1973

Eric Fagerholm

Picture

33173

Purchased frame new from Wastyn Cycle, Chicago, in 1974 or 75.

Vincent Moore

Track bike, champagne gold and ruby red. pictures

3494 and 555

Orig. unknown, acquired by current owner in 2004

Bob Muirhead Frejus frame with FA 58 stamped under the BB.  49724
? but is a genuine Frejus w/head badge.
Purchased second hand 1974.

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