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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:43 pm 
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You fitting 4 brakes then - or just hedging your bets?

Stick with the build - you'll like it :D




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:24 pm 
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Looks good, and I agree with the views on the construction aesthetic (well, I have an Alan, so I would...)

Are these fairly stiff to ride?

And will it be decalled or stealth???


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fingers wrote:
Looks good, and I agree with the views on the construction aesthetic (well, I have an Alan, so I would...)

Are these fairly stiff to ride?

And will it be decalled or stealth???



pigman wrote:
not exactly cheap are they?
If I remember correctly, vitus frames didnt have any original vitus transfers. Frames were either ridden bare, or were sometimes an after factory fit made by other manufacturers, eg peugeot. A uk pro team even rode them with Coventry eagle stickers.

If you really want stickers cos you think it looks bare, and as youre a peugeot fan, Peugeot stickers would be a goer. If you want to google a looksee for peugeot, I reckon early Robert Millar times (I know he rode Vitus carbon later). Also Sean kelly won paris roubaix on them, but cant remember how they were badged up.


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I've built a couple of Vitus over the last few years... sold mine as it was just too small :cry: girlfriend will NEVER sell the one I built her - awesome frames, iconic. Love them, even started a Facebook group about them!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:05 am 
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well, here it is after a few rides with JM's excellent 600 groupset, a couple of tweaks and I'm pleased


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:22 pm 
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I like it, very much :D

especially the black rim/tyre combo in black looks spot on and correspond well with the saddle 8)

now I know how my VITUS 979 build could look like - I would use another bar tape :wink:


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nice ... what are those rims ? and why does your saddle point down ? Ian


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Rigida rims and the saddle is almost level, ground is not.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:41 pm 
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Nice bike Mr. Cheese. That Elev bloke made me buy a Gazelle too.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:46 pm 
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I raced a vitus for a few years and also had a carbon version,great frames they soak up the bumps and are very comfortable.I have seen a few front drop outs fall out though with harsh prolonged use


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