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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:08 pm 
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Hi All
Trying to do my bit for exposing things that are not quite as they seem. I saw this on ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cadre-de-velo ... Cyclisme_Vélos&hash=item4d0a00adea

First impression was that it was a carbone or carbon/kevlar. Only 2 pictures were shown. A few messages assured me that this was the case. Then I asked about the rear cable guides not being visible on the top tube, first message was that they had fallen off, ok, then 12hrs later he messaged again saying that it was internal routing through the top tube. Then the alarm bells rang, after a long search through google images I couldnt find one vitus carbon with internal routing , so i messaged back saying that and could he supply more pictures which he did. The one below clearly shows it to be painted unless Im blind. Also someone has drilled the frame to route the cable (very dangerous!) I think either the chap knows this or most probably is not aware of this as its not in his possession. Thought I should share as these frames are sought after and could have been a bad purchase. Tell me I haven't got this wrong


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:23 pm 
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Looks like an all aluminium frame that someone has attacked with a Black and Decker...........

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Glad its not just me! Maybe the pantographing demon who destroys those campag bits and paints them could buy it to practice on it!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:59 pm 
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how about this Vitus with internal routing via the alloy lugs...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:49 pm 
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oooooh! that's interesting. wonder if that's home made too?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:39 am 
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That looks very similar, did Vitus make an internal rear brake carbone? Problem with the one I saw was the exposed metal.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:22 am 
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it looks like 992 style cable routing on a 797 style frame , if not home done maybe it was a prototype ???

the little round circle on the side of the heat tube and the seat lug cluster all look very "vitus" , Its undoubtedly been painted with red tinted clear paint , the section that looks silver next to the head tube "cable hole" is interesting


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:01 am 
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My FCK9 has internal routing like that.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:07 am 
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Many thanks it appears the routing is genuine. One question remains, is this frame all aluminium or carbon?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:53 pm 
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I assume it is carbon with a red tinted clear coat (which also appears to be bubbling in places ) I am perplexed by the silver section on the top tube (circled) and would like to see the top tube where the cable guides may have originally been ?


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