Clément No.2, crossframe, c. 1890

This beautiful bike has been built by Clément & Cie from Paris. Serial number is (if I read it well) 20814.
It is a typical French, relatively late cross frame. Characteristic for this era 1890-1894 are the broad cushion tires and the socket or ball head, which replaced the pivot steering.

It has been sold by Robert Sterba from Czech and it looks very original to me. With saddle and mudguards, it is very complete. 
I looked in my 1889 catalogue and this seems to be the Clément no.2, where the pivot steering model is the no.1. 

I made a page about Clement serial numbers, featuring several other Clement safeties. Click here.

Click one of the pictures to go to the Sterba site, with lots of other pictures of this bike.