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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:13 pm 
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Hi!
I've got an Alan Supercarbonio Dura Ace 9sp with Spinergy RevX wheels for many years.
Now, I could buy a Vitus ZX1 frame, and I don't know what to do.
Should I buy the Vitus and change my frame???
I don't want to have 2 bikes, and I should decide what to get. I love my Alan, but Vitus ZX1 is so special...
I think Vitus is heavier than Alan...

but it's sooooo espectacular....
What do you think I should do???


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:56 pm 
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Post up a photograph of each and let the jury decide!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:58 pm 
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I feel an idiot now. I couldn't see the picture when I was not logged in. Is that normal? I like the Alan. Get us a picture of the Vitus.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:56 pm 
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What do you mean 'you don't want to have 2 bikes'??

You can't be on here and only have one! :wink:

Or did you mean that you can't have as few as 2 bikes? That would be more like it for a Retrobike member!

Whatever, let's see both and we can give you our professional opinion :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:25 pm 
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The ZX1 looks like this >>>

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Peugeot carried it too. As top of the line Team Line offering. I believe 12K in guilders.

No idea whether it is good.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:29 pm 
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I don't care if it's good or not!

I LIKE it!

Reminds me of 'and now for something completely different!'

Cool man :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:34 pm 
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Hello Popyafro
What a dilema you have.
Go for the Vitus and seeing how I'm such a nice bloke, I will take that old 9 speed :roll: Alan off your hands for a tenner and a lightly used bidon :wink:

No Seriously, I really prefer the Alan, keep both if you can possibly do it.

Good luck
Jamie


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:47 pm 
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Hi!
This is the Zx1.
It's so espectacular...
He sells me only the frame,fork, seat post and saddle and rear derailleur (sh 105) and crankset (bontrager) ... so I should buy brakes, front derailleur, pedals, and shift/brake unit (I'd use my Spinergy RevX)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:38 am 
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for looks, no contest. The alan wins every time.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:13 pm 
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Popyafro wrote:
Hi!
This is the Zx1.
It's so espectacular...
He sells me only the frame,fork, seat post and saddle and rear derailleur (sh 105) and crankset (bontrager) ... so I should buy brakes, front derailleur, pedals, and shift/brake unit (I'd use my Spinergy RevX)


What for me would be very important is whether I could get the decals off it easily.

Personally I would use pretty much none of the parts the frames comes with. I would go for something like MAVIC groepset, LOOK adj stem...


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