Built from a bare frame that originally came from the UK; it was sold there as a C5. In the USA, the same frame was sold as a Team Champion. I stripped the frame to bare metal and painted it. To allow use of standard 22.2 stem, the original fork was not used. This used frame was built using an aluminum fork and Mavic components that would have been a logical upgrade in the 1980s. The Mavic derailleurs are completely rebuildable using bearings, hardened pins and circlips instead of press fit roll pins.
Columbus SL 58cm
Kinesis Aluminum/VO sealed
Mavic Starfish Triple/VO sealed
Mavic 6 speed / 14-28 / 50-40-32
Mavic 851 SSC/Rivendell Silver
Selle Anatomica X
Despite the longish wheelbase, these bikes feel more Italian than French. This old man needed low gearing to get over the mountains; hence the triple gearing which pushes the limits of the Mavic drivetrain. I have found that newer Shimano cogs really perk up the shifting for old school derailleurs.
Added by OldRoadieTehachapi. Last updated about 2 years ago.