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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 11:31 pm 
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Another one of my restoration bike rebuilds this one is a Vitus KAS with a full Mavic SSC Groupset including SSC Rims. This has the rear gear Mavic 801 that looks like a piece of Meccano, Mavic Front Gear, Chainset, Bottom Bracket, Pedals, Mavic brakes (made by Modolo), Mavic Headset, handlebars & stem, Mavic Hubs & Simplex gear levers.
Missing the Toe Clips & Straps ( I don't know which ones he used)
Again with no Tubs fitted (as I won't be riding the bike)
No doubt all my Irish friends will tell me its completely wrong & I’ve fooked it up. But hay ho I can’t find many photos of the King to compare the bike to what he rode.

Anyway enjoy it for what its worth.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 11:34 pm 
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More photos of The KAS Vitus


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Very nice .


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 10:50 pm 
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That is lovely.

I have a Vitus 979 Cross Frame that I really ought to think about doing something with!

Shouldn't the chainset bolts be black on that chainset? I use to have one from when they were new - I still have the big chainring as I 'upgraded' the big ring to a Super Record back in the days when I couldn't afford the real thing, a real Super Record chainset that is....!


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 11:34 pm 
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Theoldfm wrote:
That is lovely.

I have a Vitus 979 Cross Frame that I really ought to think about doing something with!

Shouldn't the chainset bolts be black on that chainset? I use to have one from when they were new - I still have the big chainring as I 'upgraded' the big ring to a Super Record back in the days when I couldn't afford the real thing, a real Super Record chainset that is....!



Just had a quick look on the internet & YES you are correct the chainring bolt should be black. Thanks for pointing that out.
Shows how much attention I pay to small details. (doh)

Chris


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 2:59 pm 
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Another nice one! I think the bikes you're leaving without tubs would look a lot better with some tubs fitted though - surely you could fit some tan wall tubs without glue, at least for the pics? Even if they're not the "correct" tubs for the bike, it would still look a lot better than no tubs at all!


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 3:10 pm 
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foz wrote:
Another nice one! I think the bikes you're leaving without tubs would look a lot better with some tubs fitted though - surely you could fit some tan wall tubs without glue, at least for the pics? Even if they're not the "correct" tubs for the bike, it would still look a lot better than no tubs at all!


Yea I agree with you 100% Foz, so anyone out there that wants to donate some free tubs for any of the bikes please do so they will be most gratefully received & I will post you as a sponsor for that bike.
NB these will not be ridden on the road but just used for display.
Chris


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 7:10 pm 
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What a beaut... always fancied a Vitus... Have more or less the same Mavic components and Simplex Retrofriction levers on my 531c.

Nice one :)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:39 pm 
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Nice un' this is! Is it now up and running ? Not fault picking but is that a crack on the rear drop-out ?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:43 pm 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
Nice un' this is! Is it now up and running ? Not fault picking but is that a crack on the rear drop-out ?


No its a mark/scratch on the dropout, looks like it needs good clean :) to me.


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