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Rebuilding Vitus 979 - any tips?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by swee'pea99, 16 Feb 2008.

  1. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Hi all

    Just picked up a frame and about to start sticking bits on it. I've found out about the 25mm seatpost (groan) - any other heffalump traps awaiting me? Any tips generally about putting a bike together from the frame up? Any advice much appreciated.
  2. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Italian bottom brackets are a different size to UK ones, and one of the cups is threaded t'other way round. Use threadlock.
    I suppose I should say that with an Italian frame you shouldn't even think about fitting Shimano, but one of the Campagnolo tifosi will be along in a bit to say that, so I won't.