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Old 07-09-09, 06:01 PM
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Anyone heard of a "Mavic Performance"?

Anyone heard of a "Mavic Performance" built at Performance Cycles in Chapel Hill,NC?

Supposedly a "12 speed custom racing bike" with a "5 lb titanium frame" according to the seller. I am interested mainly because it is supposed to be a 27" frame, but am trying to decide if it is worth the drive.

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Worth it or not would depend on the price. But I think a 5 lb TI frame must have some lead in it.

And that is not a 27 inch frame.
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My guess is that that the wheels are from Performance Bike. I have a set of mavic wheels that have stickers that say "Performance" on the rim. Looks just like those. Maybe that is where the seller is getting it from.
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That's not a 27" inch frame. Those are more likely 27" wheels, or even more likely, 700mm Mavic rims that are also have a Performance sticker on them. Nothing about that frame suggests to me that it's made from titanium. Doesn't appear to have any frame decals, so who knows until you get some better photos and a look at it. Might be a decent bike for it's period. Aero levers and downtube shifters suggest late 80's or early 90's. Doesn't look to be anything special, all though that doesn't mean that the frame couldn't have been custom made for someone.
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thanks for the guesses guys. I will have to ask the seller for a better pic or talk to him on the phone.

sjpitts - that was my thought too that the mavic came from the wheel set.

The asking price is $200 but the 2 hr drive to get it is probably too much. I wish there were more deals closer to me, but don't we all.
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the only Mavic frames I have seen were only labeled as mavics for neutral support bikes in major races. (Aside from one MTB frame that I haven't yet identified a builder of)
It may be worth more questions though, don't dismiss the bike due to owner ignorance.
From that pic alone I can tell the setapost pedals and cranks arent Mavic, but it is still possible for it to have mavic brakes, levers, bars, stem and dérailleurs which may quickly equate to a valuable bike even aside from the frame.
Also those Mavic M2CD rims will be worth quite a penny if they are on mavic hubs.

Do us a service and get more pictures, in return we will get you more info.
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