I was thinking the other day about how nice a fully Mavic equipped bike would be. Always fancied making a Tour De France replica, but it would have to be out of the mainstream (i.e.TeamZ, Motorola etc. maybe something like Once or Ariostia).
The RMO team ran full Mavic componentry circa 1990 1991.
The bikes even use Mavic seat posts.
I am pretty sure that the stem and bars are 3ttt.
Rims are for tubs and will be SsC, maybe GP40's?
The sticking point is the frame. The bikes say Liberia on them. Not a make I am familiar with. Is it another sponsor or the frame builder. If frame builder; Who are they and were they generally avalible like Merckx or Vitus frames were. If not then who made RMO's frames?
As you can imagine this will be a slow build (if I decide to do it). Also the bike will be used sparingly (being white and 17 years old among other things). Are tubs reliable for occasional use or should I succumb to wire on's. Also who still makes wire on 700c tyres with an amber wall, used to always use Michelin Hi Lites but can't find 'em now. Hate black walls.
Help / advice sought!
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale 3.0 Deore XT M730. 1992 Marin Pine Mountain Deore DX M650.
Retro road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti.
Modern: 2006 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.