I'd like to pick your brains.
I''ve recklessly just acquired (unseen) a particularly tatty bike frame - but structurally sound.
The seller believed it might
be a Sun Super Vitesse frame.
He reckoned that he'd had a Sun Vitesse that had a similar frame number, but started with just a 'V' whereas mine starts with a SV.
Does anyone know anything about the Vitesse or Super Vitesse ? Where do they sit, in the hierarchy of Sun bikes. (I've heard of the Manx TT & the Manxman.)
He says that it will need a headclip
headset on it. I believe that the races are smaller and slide into the headtube which bulge at the ends to accomodate them. Hard to come by apparently - have I made a bad buy ?.
Would it be possible/advisable to get the ends reamed off and put a normal headset on ?
Were headclip headsets usually fitted to 'lower end' bikes or merely to 'older' bikes ? - the seller thought that the frame was early 50s, but I wonder if it is older than that ?
I realise that I've possibly/probably made a crazy purchase, but it was very cheap, so I couldn't resist the challenge.
Ta. for any advice.