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 Post subject: vitos zx-1
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:29 pm 
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Hi
Thinking of building a bike, looking at a vitus zx-1 frame. I hear that head sets are very hard to get for those bikes. I would appreciate any advice,
as it is a beautiful frame


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:21 pm 
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Cane creek have a headset selection thing on their website, you various parts of the head tube, angle of chamfer, depth of the wider (not 1 1/4") parts top and bottom and will then tell you what headsets will fit.
http://www.canecreek.com/headset-fit-finder


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:02 pm 
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Thanks for that, I went on craincreeks web site, I don't have the frame yet so I couldn't give them any measurements. I sent them an email


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:25 pm 
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Fantastic looking that. What year would it be?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:30 pm 
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Are these among the last pre-CRC Vitus'?
It is a cracking looking frame, can't wait to see it built up, please keep us posted on how it goes!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:45 pm 
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Amazing looking frame, what is the whole thing about the vitus and CRC?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:46 pm 
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I have just realised I was watching the very same frame on eBay, but sadly can't really justify the money for a new bike at the moment!
Did you win it in the end?

I was thinking of building it up with these wheels, possibly the most striking I have ever seen

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=162170


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:18 pm 
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The Vitus brand was aquired by CRC fairly recently and I think that the current (2011 model year) was the first crop of models for them in this state.

I havn't been able to find anything about the recent history of Vitus other than the very very little on the current website:
www.vitusbikes.com


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:56 am 
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Thanks for the replies. Ya I bought it must be mad, was looking at some photos of vitus zx on Velospace bike forum the featured photo is a vitus zx.
Read his post, he says less than a thousand of these frames were made.
If I could find out the type of bearing and bearing layout I might be able to get it custom made. I'm in no hurry to build it.
Nice wheels if I can get a headset might be interested


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:00 pm 
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I have seen a few ZX1's which as you say less than 1000 were made, but have only seen one picture of a ZX2 like you have so i guess they must be even rarer!


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