Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:15 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 32 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:28 pm
Posts: 33
Location: North Yorkshire
My NOS Vit T2....just need to win the lottery now so I can cover it in M900 XTR, Pace and Hope goodies!

Attachment:
DSC05731.JPG
DSC05731.JPG [ 39.78 KiB | Viewed 221 times ]


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:27 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:31 pm
Posts: 2365
Location: The Cave of Shame
Mines a 93 but its a orange 'special' as it has a rare 1-1/8" headtube when most were 1".

Mine also doesn't have a welded on seat clamp but came with an orange collar.

Fwiw my seat tube is 28mm ID 28.6 OD and currently has a 25mm shimmed USE ti post in it.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:31 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:31 pm
Posts: 2365
Location: The Cave of Shame
This was the initial work in progress build - its got rc31's on it now.


Attachments:
image.jpg
image.jpg [ 127.26 KiB | Viewed 219 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:25 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:28 pm
Posts: 33
Location: North Yorkshire
Is that a silver pace stem on your Vit? Let me know if you tire of it!

Are you running discs with your RC 31s? I've heard the heat from the disc/calliper un-bonding the mag dropout from the carbon leg!

Have you removed the canti bosses from the rear?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:54 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:31 pm
Posts: 2365
Location: The Cave of Shame
That's why I call it a mongrel in my sig - the previous owner had the bosses and canti bridge ground off, one set of the cable guides drilled out and a rear IS mount added. Add that to the non standard head and seat tubes and its a bit of a Heinz 57!

You can have the stem - it's been replaced with a titec one - it was too short for me at 100mm. It's not the best cosmetically.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:16 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:28 pm
Posts: 33
Location: North Yorkshire
Shame the stem is 'cosmetically challenged'...as my Vit frame is new, I wanted to adorn it with as much eye candy as possible - any chance of a few pics for verification?!

1 1/8" is quite rare for '93 isn't it? Everything I had around then was 1" or 1 1/4"


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:43 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:31 pm
Posts: 2365
Location: The Cave of Shame
I'll send you a pic or two later tonight. 1/8" was a very unusual size for orange back then - they were firmly in the 1" camp even on the alu models. If it wasn't for the fact that at least one other member has owned one with an 1/8" I would doubt its an orange - however he reckoned around 5 were built according to a source at orange - and since they were well known for chopping and changing their models and generally experimenting that's believable. It's also worth noting there were a few cracking issues with the Vit T which is why a lot of the Vit T2's were built by Sandvik instead of Abike like the mk1. I do wonder if the cracking is why there are a few 1/8" models - although from memory the cracking was around the BB.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:28 pm
Posts: 33
Location: North Yorkshire
My Vit T2 frame doesn't look to have been ridden - I believe it was an ex-display bike in a shop. It's got light marks from build but no signs of riding. When it's built up it'll be purely a sunny day / day out with the kids / ride to the pub bike - my other Oranges are for hammering!!

Another member reckons the serial number on my frame indicates A-Pro as the manufacturer - same as Abike?

Two of my Elite's cracked behind the BB - I think Orange are guilty of always shaving too much off around the chain stay and BB area - it'll no doubt provide a little more flex for comfort but weakens the triangle at the same time...mind, my Gary Fisher Montare didn't last long - cracked above BB on seat tube, all the way through. Almost had two halves of a bike half-way down the local downhill!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:08 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:31 pm
Posts: 2365
Location: The Cave of Shame
I think I did mean a-pro - I must admit I thought all the T2's were made by Sandvik until I read this thread. But since most RB'ers know more than me I'm assuming I'm wrong.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:49 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:51 am
Posts: 994
here are the pics of my 2000 black E4 8)


Attachments:
006.JPG
006.JPG [ 118.73 KiB | Viewed 91 times ]
001.JPG
001.JPG [ 120.92 KiB | Viewed 91 times ]
002.JPG
002.JPG [ 122.06 KiB | Viewed 91 times ]
004.JPG
004.JPG [ 122.07 KiB | Viewed 91 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 32 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: vwbluethunder and 27 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group