I bought a bicycle this weekend but am unsure what brand it is. The person I bought it from said it was a late 60’s Vitus,although I am not sure if she was referring to the bike or tubing. Anyway it is a nice bike rather light and rides very nicely. As you will see it is a strange mix of parts likely none of them original.
The stem is a mavic with a recessed 7mm allen bolt, newer cinelli bars, aero levers.
It has a Stronglight Competition BB 1.37”x 24.
Seat post is a campagnolo 27.2.
Zeus 2000 center pull brakes.
It is a steel frame with longish pointed lugs, looks like the frame has been repainted although perhaps just the rainbow colors were added.
Headset is a shimano Dura ace.
The wheels are aero matrix with 105 hubs,7 speed cluster.
No visible serial numbers.
Campy record changers,levers,pedals,drilled crank set, seat post
Perhaps the best clues are the following.
I am not sure I am reading the name on the dropouts right but it looks to be Milremo (or some word ending in remo),which classic rendezvous indicates is the house brand for ron kitching bikes.
The fork looks to me older than the frame but both front and rear dropouts look to be the same brand making me think the fork is original to the frame. The fork looks like something I have seen on older track bikes.
The seat stays are scalloped.
The rear brake bridge is perhaps a bit different?
Because of the milremo drop outs and bottom bracket and seatpost size I am leaning toward thinking it may be a British Ron Kitching.I wonder how old this bike is? I have not been able to discover any more info on Kitching bikes.