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Ritte Puts Custom Mavic 125th Anniversary Vlaanderen on Ebay, All Proceeds to Benefit World Bicycle Relief

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Remember that rad Ritte Vlaanderen road bike that Spencer Canon built up for the Mavic 125th Anniversary celebration? Now is your chance to own it while helping out a great cause simultaneously. The 56.5cm bike (with uncut seat mast) includes a full SRAM Red 22 groupset, Ritchey Superlogic cockpit, Selle Italia MAX SLR Gel Flow Saddle, and of course a Mavic Ksyrium 125 Anniversary Wheel Tire System and Zxellium SLR pedals.

The sale of the bike will go 100% to World Bicycle relief which uses the bicycle as a means of empowerment and transportation for entrepreneurs, healthcare workers, and students in rural Africa. The bikes are given to worthy individuals through work-to-own and study-to-own programs which creates a huge sense of price and ownership of the bikes for the lucky individuals. As an added bonus all donations to WBR until 12/31/14 will be matched by a group of anonymous donors up to $1 million dollars. That includes this auction, so the sale of this bike will represent a large chunk of money donated to WBR.

More details of the bike plus links to the auction next…

Blending Mavic and Ritte colors with their “8 Bit” style, the bike takes visual cues from the old Mavic fork stickers as well as the Flemish Lion on the head and seat tube. Currently on ebay through the Pro’s Closet, sitting at $3,060 the bike is still a bargain just for the parts let alone the custom finish. With 9 days to go, we’re guessing that price may creep up a bit, but you have to bid to win! The ebay link below will take you to the auction.

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Joseph Clemenzi
8 years ago

LIGHT IT UP!

Rusty Toolshed
Rusty Toolshed
8 years ago

Why is one photo of LeMond’s 1989 TVT?

Rico
Rico
8 years ago

Nice work on the design and for giving to a good cause!

Jo-slow
Jo-slow
8 years ago

I have a beef with those carbon spoke wheels. I once saw a guy in a local race in a small pile-up : 4-5 bikes. Half of the spokes on the front wheel blew up and 4-5 in the back wheel. The guy under him in the pile had D-A C24s : they were out of true but still ride-able…

CXisfun
CXisfun
8 years ago

Why would he hand paint the Mavic fork logos instead of doing a stencil?

1Pro
1Pro
8 years ago

vinyl stencil and airbrush=hand paint

1Pro
1Pro
8 years ago

stencil=mask

Chad - Mavic
Chad - Mavic
8 years ago

Jo-slow – for what it’s worth, our carbon Tracomp spokes are much lighter than traditional spokes and, because of that, might be a bit more fragile in a crash if something compromises their integrity (pedals, rear der’s, handlebars). Also, the “bendability” of carbon isn’t one of its strong suits. I can’t speak to the situation in that crash but assume a “foreign object” caused the spokes to break – it is highly unlikely the spokes would break on their own. A metal spoke will have much more of a chance to bend in that kind of scenario. Hopefully that cyclist had our MP3 program and the wheels would be repaired at no cost. If you’d like to discuss the pros/cons of the Tracomp spokes please drop me a line – chad.moore@mavic.com – thanks and happy holidays!

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