Restoration project

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Re: Restoration project

Post by Benja » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:09 pm

I’d love to take part but someone will need to Man the stopwatch :grin:

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Re: Restoration project

Post by thommo » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:37 am

Haven't got a bike rack for the Exige . . .

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Re: Restoration project

Post by ade » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:19 pm

There will be no way I would be able to get round Anglesey on my latest Bike renovation, no gears!!!!!
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Re: Restoration project

Post by thommo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:45 pm

Handy bit of kit.

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Re: Restoration project

Post by Lavazza » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:38 pm

Just noticed this thread, love the Vitus with Sean Kelly provenance.
I used the compete at National Level with Boardman, O'bree etc...but moved on to cars. Would like to see pics of it built up. Nice work!
Edit: If it's of interest, I do have 'in period' photos of TDF bikes, and specifically, those ridden by Mr Kelly, happy to send via WhatsApp. Mavic and/or Campag is the right stuff, Chorus would work nicely, but not cheap these days.

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Re: Restoration project

Post by thommo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:16 pm

Lavazza wrote:Just noticed this thread, love the Vitus with Sean Kelly provenance.
I used the compete at National Level with Boardman, O'bree etc...but moved on to cars. Would like to see pics of it built up. Nice work!
Edit: If it's of interest, I do have 'in period' photos of TDF bikes, and specifically, those ridden by Mr Kelly, happy to send via WhatsApp. Mavic and/or Campag is the right stuff, Chorus would work nicely, but not cheap these days.

Sorry I've not responded to your post. Only just seen it. Your "palmares" far exceeds mine . . . Gone for Campag Record wheel set with tubs.
Scouring the world for kit. Got Chorus seat post from Latvia! and a pair of Campag downtube shifters from Berlin!!
The rest is going to be expensive, I fear. I saw an entire 50th Anniversary Campag Record groupset in presentation box for 5,000 Euros. Won't be buying that.

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Re: Restoration project

Post by Lavazza » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:10 pm

Wish you all the best in your search and look forward to seeing pics. Sounds like a lot of fun.
Feel free to message me if you want to talk classic pushbikes :-)

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Re: Restoration project

Post by thommo » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:05 pm

Project slowed a bit due to other interests. But I promised myself it would be on the road by April.. May, at the latest.
Been planning NC 500 run and Jim Clark Memorial at Hockenheim, it's all bloody go!!

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Re: Restoration project

Post by thommo » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:23 am

My hope of having the Vitus on the road this year has evaporated due to inertia on my part and other things getting in the way. I still need to source a bottom bracket and headset plus some bars. The current state of the project
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Re: Restoration project

Post by thommo » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:59 pm

It’s moving on. Head set and BB installed. Wheels being trued and serviced. Assembly continues. Need a six/ 8 sped block, handlebars, cabling, pedals . . .

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