Re: [CR]Vitus Build

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Ideale)

Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 11:57:14 -0400
From: "George Allen" <jgallen@lexairinc.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Vitus Build
References: <e45acd5e2577c.48611551@optonline.net>
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George,

Be careful with the mounting on the Jubilee rear. Some are made for Campy hangers but most are made for Huret hangers. I believe adapters exist as well. Also, be sure of the clamp diameter on the front changer as these can be French or Imperial. Plus, the front clamps are notorious for fracturing so take care when mounting. If you go with French cranks ascertain the pedal threads as many are French. Of course, all is fine if you use French thread pedals. Then there is always the French threaded headset and bottom bracket issue. In the course of scrounging French parts for my Franco/American McLean I saw many more French threaded headset and bottom brackets than English. Of course, that shouldn't be a problem for you. Oh, BTW, Mel Pinto does have the Delrin and resin Atax seatposts if you want to go that route. Many Francophiles on the list know much more than me, IE. Jerry Moos et al.

George Allen Lexington, Kentucky USA

gholl@optonline.net wrote:
>The following item is offered on eBay: 150262915922
>Is this, in fact a Huret Jubilee set? The seller himself is dubious about this point.
>I am not soliciting any opinions as to value. I would like to know whether this is period correct for a Vitus made with 979 tubes?
>I have tried to find images of a Vitus set up with light-weight parts but, so far, to no avail.
>Any reference to such images would be appreciated by,
>George
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>George Hollenberg MD
>CT, USA
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