Vitus 992

My Vitus 992, tribute to Sean Kelly, Festina, 1992.
Ready for quite a while and done several tours on it, but never placed it on this blog.
Also on:

Frame and fork: Vitus 992, 57 cm centre - centre.

Head set: Vitus integrated (Stronglight)

Cranks: Shimano Dura Ace FC-7402, 170 mm, 52/39T (odd, I know)

Bottom Bracket set: Shimano Dura Ace BB-7400, BSC, 112 mm.

Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace RD-7402

Front derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace RD-7403 "braze-on"

Shifting lever: Shimano Dura Ace SL-7402 down tube shifters 2x8 speed

Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace BR-7402

Hubs: Shimano Dura Ace HB-7400 / FH-74003 , 36H

Rims: Mavic, Open Pro SUP, 36H

Tyres: Michelin Dynamic Classic 23 mm

Sprockets: Shimano CS-HG90  12-25T

Chain: KMC X8.93

Pedals: Look PP256

Saddle: Reydel Pro

Seat Post: Vitus, 25.4 mm

Stem: 3ttt Record 84, 13 cm

Handlebars: 3ttt Competizione 44 cm outside - outside

Brake levers: Shimano Dura Ace BL-7402

Bar tape: Bike Ribbon white

Also a bar/stem combo available for this bike with STI levers ST-7400 and Dual Pivot brakes BR-7403.

Alfredo Binda toe straps

And some more new Alfredo Binda toe straps.

Selle Italia Super Turbo

Another edition of the famous Selle Italia Turbo saddle.
Another attempt to keep their successful Turbo saddle alive. Not really nice with the plastic windows with a decal behind it.
It's said that it has a bit more padding at the nose and at the back.
Nice leather grain.
Quite difficult to find this type of saddle, it's becoming rare.

Campagnolo track cogs

I got myself some new goodies.
Not for riding, but for posing. Nice for a collector if a track bike should have all components right, brands matching.
For riding I use durable steel sprockets, no matter which brand, as long as the number of teeth is correct and the sprockets width matches the chain I use on that particular bike.

Last year I got myself a set of old Shimano Dura Ace track hubs with an aluminium 16T 1/2x1/8"Campagnolo track sprocket on it, last week I bought 2 pieces of aluminium 16T 1/2x3/32" ones from my nice neighbour at a bike jumble.

Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra sneak preview

Frame resprayed and decals applied, now it's time to pick it up!
And to look for some components to assemble.


Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra artwork as I think it should be.
Aluminium colour seat post, stem and handlebars, black saddle, white bar tape, black / anthracite rims, black/tan tyres, stainless steel spokes.

Eddy Merckx Cora Extra

New road bike project coming up: Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra.
I got an ugly yellow frame in good condition and my size, so it's a nice starting point.
The frame will be shotblasted and resprayed.
The colour will be silver grey and decal style from around 1980.
Bike will be assembled with Nuovo Record, some Super Record and a few pantoed parts.

Columbus track frame kit for sale

FOR SALE: Track frame kit, Columbus tubing
Frame size 59 cm center - top.
Manufacturer unknown.
100% sure that it is Columbus tubing (Columbus logo stamped), high end because it takes a 27.2 mm seat post. Probably Columbus SL.
Paint chips / storage wear and some sanded spots to smoothen out optical irregularities.
EUR 200.- excl. postage. More information, photo's and freight costs on request.

Selle Italia Flite Titanium

Introduced in 1990 and already a classic in the same decennium. One of the first super lightweight saddles with a minimalistic design, slim profile, reduced friction area.
It was a quite different saddle and you liked or hated the feel. I must say, I have not done extended test rides, but I wasn't very enthousiastic about the first impression. A decade later, I've used the TransAm version with the hole for quite some time, but also that is certainly not my all time favourite saddle.
Anyway, the first Flite Titanium (yellow Flite logos on the nose, white Titanium names on the sides and Selle Italia in red on the back) is a real icon and very desired by collectors.

Arius perforated cyclocross saddle, Fangio branded

This "Fangio" saddle is the same as my other perforated cyclocross saddle, Soffatti Professionale branded.
Both are made in Spain by Arius and derived from the model Special Gran Carrera.
Fangio used to be a Belgian bike brand, also sponsoring small pro teams and labeling Alan frames with Fangio name.
So, it's not that strange that Fangio had some saddles made with their own logo for cyclocross bikes.