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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Hi, I've eventually got round to finishing this off, even tough it doesn't look too different from when I got it I've completely stripped it and put a lot of work into it. I've not had a chance to ride it properly yet but look forward to doing so. Enjoy!

Frame: Vitus 979 Duralinox, british thread BB.
Fork: Vitus 979 Duralinox.

Headset: Alloy Tange (very light).
Stem: Montreal? 10cm
Handlebar: 3TTT with Colnago engraving, nice shape.

Brake Levers: Shimano R400
Brake Calipers: Shimano 1050.

Shifters: Shimano 1050.
Front Derailleur: Shimano 1050.
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 1050.
Freewheel: Sachs 12-21.
Chain: Sedis.
Cranks: Shimano 1050.
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN
Rims: Mavic Open 4CD.
Hubs: Ofmega L/F
Tyres: Specialized Turbo S

Saddle: Selle Concor Light
Seatpost: Campagnolo, possibly Chorus

When I got it:
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DSC01714 by Rookilo, on Flickr
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DSC01718 by Rookilo, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:55 am 
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Man I wish my Vitus was the lovely blue ano


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:53 am 
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Really nice. . . Love the mix of modern retro.
I always find that these frames seems to take modern parts well without looking awful.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:16 pm 
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Lovely, liked the blue ano on it. Those 105's are really good IMO. A prove you can have a reliable and useful piece without blowin' the budget sky high.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:14 am 
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klunkerbr wrote:
Lovely, liked the blue ano on it. Those 105's are really good IMO. A prove you can have a reliable and useful piece without blowin' the budget sky high.


I used similar 105's in the early 90's and they were great, especially with SIS. I'm going to change the gear levers and calipers to 105 to make it more complete, an ad in the wanted section will be posted very soon.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:57 pm 
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shall we start a Northants vitus collective?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:22 pm 
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Wow! That bike looks amazing, glad you're not changing too much. Its got me re-thinking the colour scheme for my refurb!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:42 pm 
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Is that a 45RC shirt? Are you going to bring the vitus on a sunday club run?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:15 am 
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markyp wrote:
Is that a 45RC shirt? Are you going to bring the vitus on a sunday club run?


That's correct, I'm a member of the 45 - I take it you are? I can't get out on the club runs at the moment due to my Wife's working hours but it will make an appearance. It's stripped at the moment as I'm waiting for some parts, should be done within a fortnight.

Are you doing the Whiston hilly in March?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:52 pm 
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Just a tip, check out the joints, they dry out.
built up one last year, rode it for a few weeks and the tubes started to pull out the bottom bracket, mind you looks great hanging on the garage wall !!!!!


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