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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:01 pm 
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whereas the tvt went forward like an exocet!!

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TVT's were ace always wanted one of those, they come up on ebay but many dont have forks, ahead of their time in my opinion.



there were two gorgeous tvts just recently - one was a red tvt like my old one - a complete bike with comparable quality kit on it...it sold for £500 if i remember correctly and in spotless condition!

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I saw that one no funds though! it was reposted twice! A friend of mine had a white one with dura ace in 1990, whilst I rode an Alan carbon, the TVT was far stiffer in the right places and just looked great, best in deep red though... Memories! I'll be keeping an eye out rather fancy the low pro, would love to do a TT sans tribars on one


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rusty bodie wrote:
Doubledee wrote:
rusty bodie wrote:
whereas the tvt went forward like an exocet!!

8)


TVT's were ace always wanted one of those, they come up on ebay but many dont have forks, ahead of their time in my opinion.



there were two gorgeous tvts just recently - one was a red tvt like my old one - a complete bike with comparable quality kit on it...it sold for £500 if i remember correctly and in spotless condition!

:shock:



i think the onei tried came out of the back door of the old pug factory in bedford,where my mates brother worked.i do remember they had bloody dozen,s of them left at the end of the run,and sold them dirt cheep :D


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I bounce mine around all over, never a worry

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:45 am 
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http://www.lfgss.com/thread83953.html#post3270919


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:13 am 
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52cm vitus....ready for peugeot decals!!!!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-1970s-80s-VITUS-979-Aluminium-frameset-MAVIC-HEADSET-BB-/261137803807?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item3ccd06aa1f


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:43 pm 
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Thats a great spot...Thanks MarkyP.

Since my original posting, I've gone off on a rather drastic tangent and jumped onto a Corsa Record groupset with Delta brakes and wheels built onto C Record century hubs, this now resides in my kitchen ready for a good cleaning!

The (now frantic) search continues for something nice to hang it all on and this will be watched!

...All while maintaining the other halfs xmas pressie fund....could be dangerous times ahead !

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:51 pm 
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I think you're going to need an Italian steel frame to hang those bits on?
to look like this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BATTAGLIN-Campagnolo-Delta-Team-Carrera-Stephen-Roche-54cm-/350659737849?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item51a4f2f8f9
something like this...
http://hilarystone.com/images/sale%20images/frames/Chesini-Precision-52-5.jpg


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:32 pm 
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I think you could be right...jeez how on earth have I ended up in this place so soon!? :shock:

I had a look on Hilarys site and notice he's also selling a 52cm 979 too :?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:48 pm 
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I've a Vitus 979 and a 753 (the one I used for the Gospel Pass ride) and the 753 rides so much nicer.
If you're in no rush you can have a try out on both.
Actually, I may ride the Vitus on the 16th....so bring a pedal spanner!


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