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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:47 am 
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I closed this thread once but I have been asked to reopen it so here we go
A 9 tube Vitus rebuild with full mavic Groupset.
Sorry for the poor photos but I did this in a real hurry.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:03 pm 
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Someone likes Mavic :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:12 pm 
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Yes indeed he does , I have a composite factory in Australia and that tubing is actually kevlar and carbon fibres filament wound together . why does the seat post grub screw appear to be red ?

what saddle are you going to fit stringfellow ? I am on the lookout for a french reydel but may have to settle for a Hinault branded turbo for my Vitus I think.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:20 pm 
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latman wrote:
Yes indeed he does , I have a composite factory in Australia and that tubing is actually kevlar and carbon fibres filament wound together . why does the seat post grub screw appear to be red ?

what saddle are you going to fit stringfellow ? I am on the lookout for a french reydel but may have to settle for a Hinault branded turbo for my Vitus I think.



The seat post fixing bolt is Rusty. I will be replacing it as & when. NB The seat post came with the bike & its 23mm, I've never seen one that small before on a quality racing bike.
I have no idea what saddle I will new using yet. As I'm still trying to sauce a few more Mavic Parts.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:33 pm 
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mine (bought frame used)has a 25mm campag one , is that vitus or something else like a rubis ?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:24 pm 
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latman wrote:
mine (bought frame used)has a 25mm campag one , is that vitus or something else like a rubis ?

Yes this was a very tatty frame & forks when I bought it. I've very carefully rubbed it down with 800 & 1200 wet & dry removing all the old decals & lacquer. I purchased new decals & refitted them and then had my local car shop respray shop re lacquer the frame with 2 part lacquer.
Its been a long time trying to acquire all the Mavic parts that I need. I have some Mavic Paris Roubaix SSC rims that I've rebuilt onto Mavic 500rd & 550rd Hubs ,& now most other pars i need except for the pedals.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:30 pm 
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Lovely, lovely, lovely. Watching this with interest, not to mention a few pangs of jealousy...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:49 pm 
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I am still trying to buy a nice set of these !


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:29 am 
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Looks very nice, you have certainly got the finish right on the frame. Just returned from my travels today, I saw you bagged some brake levers, I've got a similar build on the go as you know with a 979 duralinox, I have the pedals but am short a single brake Lever, these mavic parts are hard to source. I think the original headset is very hard to come by but I've also got the same headset as you. Looking forward to the finished bike. I think it needs clips and straps, don't go for clipless or else I think Sean might be annoyed! DD ;-)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:12 am 
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Looks very nice, you have certainly got the finish right on the frame. Just returned from my travels today, I saw you bagged some brake levers, I've got a similar build on the go as you know with a 979 duralinox, I have the pedals but am short a single brake Lever, these mavic parts are hard to source. I think the original headset is very hard to come by but I've also got the same headset as you. Looking forward to the finished bike. I think it needs clips and straps, don't go for clipless or else I think Sean might be annoyed! DD ;-)



!00% agree with the NOT getting clip less pedals. Yes the headset 300,302 & 310 are difficult to come by.


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