Re: Vitus tubing (was:RE: [CR]Motobecane Grand Jubile on eBay - linkthis time)


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From: "Diane Feldman" <feldmanbike@home.com>
To: "Chris Beyer" <beyerc@mailserver.volvo.com>, <rocklube@adnc.com>
Cc: "Brandon Ives" <monkey37@bluemarble.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: Vitus tubing (was:RE: [CR]Motobecane Grand Jubile on eBay - linkthis time)
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 12:27:27 -0700


I was told sometime last year that Vitus steel tubing could still be bought from Harry Havnoonian/HH Racing in Philadelphia. David Feldman


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Beyer"
To:
Cc: "Brandon Ives" ;


<classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 10:03 AM Subject: Re: Vitus tubing (was:RE: [CR]Motobecane Grand Jubile on eBay - linkthis time)


> Brian:
>
> The much-joked-about Meral I rode at the Cirque is Super Vitus 971. I haven't found
> anyone until now who knows anything about the tubing. What can you tell me? How
> does it compare to, sy, 531c, 753, or anything Columbus?
>
> Beauty's only skin (or in this case, Chartreuse paint) deep........
>
> Chris Beyer
> More @#$%!! Rain
> Bloomfield, NJ
>
> Brian Baylis wrote:
>
> > Brandon,
> >
> > If anyone knows of a stash of affordable Vitus 971 or other quality
> > Vitus tubes, metric dimentions or otherwise, please let me know. Vitus
> > 971 makes nice frames.
> >
> > Brian Baylis
> > La Mesa, CA
> > >
> > > Like Randy I've also liked the ride of the Vitus bikes more. Reynolds and
> > > Columbus tubing has been beat to death and you can find information just
> > > about anywhere on the stuff. But ther's really very little out there on
> > > Vitus, not to mention Falk or other tubing. Does anyone want to expound
> > > upon Vitus tubing, e-richie, Mark B, and of you other builders?
> > > thanks,
> > > Brandon"information sponge"Ives aka monkey"asbestos suit"man
> > >
> > > "Nobody can do everything, but if everybody did something everything would
> > > get done." Gil Scott-Heron
> > >
> > > On Fri, 25 May 2001, Randall Nelson wrote:
> > >
> > > > As an owner of several Grand Jubiles and Grand Records and
> > > > LeChampions....Jerry is right on all counts below. While the components
> > > > pretty much changed to Suntour when they went to Vitus 172, the ride of the
> > > > Vitus 172 framsets is wonderfull if you are 150 lb or so. I replaced the
> > > > fork on my 531 and it made a marked improvement..quite a pleasant ride
> > > > actually.
> > > > Cheers,
> > > > Randy Nelson
> > > > Seattle
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >From: "Moos, Jerry" <jmoos@urc.com>
> > > > >To: 'Rich Rose' <rrose@normandassociates.com>, youngc@netreach.net,
> > > > >classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> > > > >Subject: RE: [CR]Motobecane Grand Jubile on eBay - link this time
> > > > >Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 11:10:07 -0400
> > > > >
> > > > >As an owner of multiple Motobecanes, I don't believe the Grand Jubilee was
> > > > >ever full 531. This bike was fourth in the line after Team Champion, Le
> > > > >Champion, and Grand Record. The top two were full 531 or (for a few years)
> > > > >Columbus. The Grand Record in most years was, based on its decals, a
> > > > >rather
> > > > >curious mixture of 531 butted main tubes and 531 forks, but unspecified
> > > > >rear
> > > > >stays (rather strange marketing decision, that). For several yars, the
> > > > >Grand Jubilee was, I believe, 531 butted main tubes, but neither stays nor
> > > > >forks were 531. In other years, I believe the Grand Jubilee was entirely
> > > > >Vitus. BTW, this bike has Stronglight 49D cranks and Huret Jubilee
> > > > >derailleurs and shifters, as opposed to the less expensive Japanese stuff
> > > > >on
> > > > >later Grand Jubilees. Those alone should be worth more than the current
> > > > >bid.
> > > > >
> > > > >Regards,
> > > > >
> > > > >Jerry Moos
> > > > >
> > > > >-----Original Message-----
> > > > >From: Rich Rose [mailto:rrose@normandassociates.com]
> > > > >Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 10:21 AM
> > > > >To: youngc@netreach.net; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> > > > >Subject: RE: [CR]Motobecane Grand Jubile on eBay - link this time
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >Thanks for the link, Charlie. This looks to be a frame with 531 main
> > > > >tubes only, like my wife's Gitane Interclub. Wasn't the Grand Jubilee a
> > > > >full 531 bike? Geez, 30 miles east of Lansing is pretty close by, and it
> > > > >is pretty clean looking...
> > > > >Thanks,
> > > > >Richard Rose (Toledo, Ohio)
> > > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > >From: classicrendezvous-admin@bikelist.org
> > > > >[mailto:classicrendezvous-admin@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of
> > > > >youngc@netreach.net
> > > > >Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 5:48 AM
> > > > >To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> > > > >Subject: Re: [CR]Motobecane Grand Jubile on eBay - link this time
> > > > >
> > > > >Sorry, here's the link:
> > > > >
> > > > >http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1148677064
> > > > >
> > > > > > Folks:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > There is what appears to be a very low mileage Motobecane Grand Jubile
> > > > >on
> > > > >eBay.
> > > > > > Seller does not want to ship. Anyone in the East Lansing MI area that
> > > > >is
> > > > > > interested (or willing to be a go-between)? May go low given the no
> > > > >shipping
> > > > > > restriction. Guesses as to frame size? 58cm?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Charlie Young
> > > > > > too far from this bike (and already have an nearly identical one in
> > > > >56cm) in
> > > > > > Honeybrook, PA