Well it appears after a summer break I can't help myself and Im back for another build. I got hold of an old Vitus FCK9 (thats the successor to the Vitus Carbone 9) from the late 80's early 90's. Its in great shape apart from the horrid red lacquer that its covered in. I plan to build it as the sister bike of the Kelly KAS bike here viewtopic.php?f=23&t=246927
that was built to the 1986 Paris Roubaix bike spec. This one will be to the 1988 Vuelta spec that Kelly won that year (except he rode a Carbone kevlar 3 & 9). What I plan to do is build using the parts from the Blue Vitus 979 Paris Roubaix bike but get another headset, BB, and seat pin so I've got 2 bikes that I can easily change the parts between. One of the reasons I haven't done this earlier is that the frame needs a 23.0mm seat pin that are just not available...so for now I've got a straight steel one with no clamp ala BMX. If anyone has or knows anyone who has a 23.0mm seat post I'll gladly buy it from you. Sadly no pictures of mine yet, Im off to get the frame tomorrow along with the wet and dry paper to strip the frame. Decals are on order to replicate the Roubaix bike decals. I'll post as I go along.
Whatever the bike...YOU are the engine
Retro Bikes: Coyote Ultralight Mavic Mektronic, TVT Carbone 92 Dura Ace 7400 series, Vitus KAS Kelly Carbone 9 Mavic SSC, 1991 Bottecchia SLX campag CRecord, 1980's Brian Rourke 531 SL Track Bike, TA/Unicanator/Dura Ace (was on world tour, tracked it down! FOUND IN AUSTRALIA!!!), Vitus 979 KAS Mavic SSC(gone not forgotten), 1980's Rossin SL campag SR(gone not forgotten), Look KG196 Mavic Mektronic/3G Trispokes/SSC(gone not forgotten),