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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:20 am 
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Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 9:23 pm
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Location: Inverness
Here's another of my roadies, my lovely minty Motobecane Jubile Sport :)

As I failed to put in any spec. on my first post ( :( ) here's some...


Frame: Vitus 888

Fork: Vitus 888

Headset:
Stem:
Handlebar: Motobecane-branded
Bar Tape: Black mock-leather effect rubber (!)

Brake Levers/Brifters: Weinmann
Brake Calipers: Motobecane-branded
Brake Pads:
Brake Cables:

Shifters: Suntour
Front Derailleur: Suntour BL
Rear Derailleur: Campagnola Gran Sport
Derailleur Cables:
Cassette:
Chain:
Cranks: Sakae Custom
Chainrings:
Bottom Bracket:
Pedals: SP150

Rims: Rigida
Hubs: Olympic
Hub Skewers: Campagnola rear, Shimano front
Nipples:
Spokes:
Tyres: National tyre Co
Tubes:

Saddle: Selle Italia
Seatpost:
Seatpost Binder:

Bottle Cage:
Extras:

Weigh

And a couple of pics :)

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Cheers.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:56 pm 
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Location: Scarborough
That looks very nice indeed - I love the turquoise paint. What's it like to ride?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:00 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Goldie wrote:
That looks very nice indeed - I love the turquoise paint. What's it like to ride?


Cheers Goldie :)

It's a standard colour, the bike's completely untouched at the mo...

It's a sweet ride, although the French braking set-up takes a bit of getting used to...

I'm assuming having the brakes the 'wrong' way round is a driving on the left type thing :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:55 am 
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Location: Norfolk
Nice bike

Dating it... Vitus 888 was a plain gauge tubeset introduced in the early 80's, so I'd say around 81-83 is about right. Look for numbers on the brake calipers, they're sometimes usuallly date stamped.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:03 am 
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zimbob wrote:
Goldie wrote:
That looks very nice indeed - I love the turquoise paint. What's it like to ride?


Cheers Goldie :)

It's a standard colour, the bike's completely untouched at the mo...

It's a sweet ride, although the French braking set-up takes a bit of getting used to...

I'm assuming having the brakes the 'wrong' way round is a driving on the left type thing :)


All my bikes have the brakes like that. It's something I've always done.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:10 pm 
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i cabled 1 up like it, a while back without realising first couple of stops were intresting but once you get use to it no differance


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:45 am 
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Location: Derbyshire
I have exactly the same bike! Bought it in 1983 from J E James in Chesterfield. Never changed anything on it, now it needs a bit of an overhaul - anyone got ideas where I could get this done?
Cheers in advance


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:57 pm 
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Location: Merseyside
I had something very, very like this as my first racing machine. Vitus 888 tubing, it even had tubular tyres. Took me to second-place in the Essex GHS 10. Super bike.


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