Pretty sure it is French construction. It has incorrect British wheels, but they are of the period. Simplex rear derailleur, Weinmann engraved brakes. I originally thought of buying it, but it is just a tad too big for me to ride as a city bicycle. It would have been nice because of the chainguard tabs already on it, and the allowance for fenders and a larger tire, and it is CHROME. But it was not to be. The stem is super awesome too.