I took the Vitus Carbone 3 for the first ride after rebuilding it. This bike was given to my brother by a guy who used to race in the late 80's. It was too big for him so my brother passed it on to me. It didn't take much, new cables, new tubulars and a thorough cleaning. It has a mix of Campi and Mavic with Mavic GL 330, 36 spoke wheels. I went for a quick 20 miles with a little stint of 6% grade. This is my first ride on tubulars and I have to say I liked it. My regular ride is a Soma Smoothie with a Campi fork. With 120 PSI tire pressure, the Vitus/Mavic/tubular combo was much easier over the rough roads I train on. It has Superbe Pro 14x21 6 speed freewheel and 51x43 front rings. I have read comments about this bikes flexing but I didn't notice anything and I am 185#. It is more stable, standing up, than my Smoothie which tends to get a bit unstable with too much weight over the front wheel. The Mavic SSC rear derailleur is a bit noisy and takes some getting used to. It's aligned well according to my Park tool hanger adjuster. Seems to me the chain is a bit wide and the noise seems to be coming from the side plates running through the derailleur. I understand the chain is original but I may try a narrower one. Any suggestions? I can say those old style bars are a bit narrow for by big mitts. I'm looking forward to the next club ride in the Valley. When I ride in the mountains, this bike stays home as I miss my compact gears!