I'm reluctantly selling my Novy Super Vetta road bike. Size is Small/Medium, with 57cm c to c downtube and 56cm toptube. I recently bought the bike's frame anddecided to build it up with all period correct parts, but unfortunately discovered the frame to be a fair bit too small, so am now letting it go. I've researched the frame and believe it's one of Novy's late 70's models. The frame displays all the hallmarks of a quality road bike, going by its having been built with 531 tubing, using Campag dropouts, along with displaying nice details like the water bottle cage braze ons with their diamond shaped reinforcing lugs.
The paintwork is in pretty mediocre condition, and it's suffered a good many chips around the frame (I've touched these up), but overall it's still in fine shape along with the transfers.
All components are in fine fettle and work very smoothly out on the road. Amongst them, the stars of the show are the wheels with Zeus Criterium large flanged hubs. These are thought of as being of a similar quality to Campag Record ones, and have benefitted by having been recently rebuilt as new wheels with unbranded alloy rims and stainless steel spokes.
The bike is a very fast machine, with quick acceleration and great road manners. The fork blades give plenty of feel through the handlebars and their minimal rake provides crisp changes of directions at the whim of the rider. It’s a splendid road machine that will provide many miles of pleasure for the right person.
I've built and serviced the bike from the bottom up, fitting all period correct and appropriate quality parts. The bearings of the headset, hubs and bottom bracket are in excellent condition with virtually no wear. The other parts on the bike show minimal wear and were tuned up after the build, and I've found everything works smoothly with no issues. Some of the bike's parts are the San Marco Corsaire saddle, Suntour VX front and rear derailleurs, Suntour Powershifter retrofriction shifters, Tange Levin headset, SR Silstar chainset and SR pedals and seatpost. For the cockpit, there's a GB stem, ITM bars, and Formos brake levers. Brakes are Shimano Tourney which are a nice early dual pivot design. Tyres are NOS gumwall Schwalbes, and the six speed freewheel is a Regina.
My asking price is £150 plus postage, and a forum donation will be made.
Questions are welcome, and viewing is also acceptable if you might live locally to me (NW London). If there's no serious interest shown here after a while, it'll have to be off to evilBay.