Warren Dunmeade is a writer who contibutes to Ride magazine (retro section?). He’s also a fellow Vitus lover and recently built up a Vitus Carbone with period weight weenie parts circa 1983/4. Came in at just 6.6kg’s. I can’t publish the whole article because I appreciate they have to make few $‘s as well as respect their copyright but it’s for real. Interestingly the alu Vitus’ weigh in only a little more than the Carbon. I don’t give two hoots about bike weight but I had to post about this because I think it’s pretty cool.
The Gruppo isn’t … it’s a mish-mash of parts chosen to pick the lightest. Just showing what was possible. The article states that Sean Kelly’s bike when he won the Vuelta weighed 7.9kg’s (Mavic groupset, 32 spoke wheels, pedals with clips/straps).
In the article he adds that he sticks on some aerolite pedals (sub 80 grams for the pair) and an alloy bottle cage (40g). Both from the period of the build/frame. Comes to 6.78kg’s … still under UCI legal weight minimum.