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 Post subject: Vitus 979 Project
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:02 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I've posted a few times on here, both in this section and in the buy/sell section of the Road forums.

Anyway I thought I'd take some of my spare time I have over the festive period to show my latest project. Opinions and comments are more than welcome!

An interesting mix of componentry - couple of modern bits such as the rear mech and cassette as there's 7 cogs from a modern HG cassette followed by an original UG 14th final cog to keep it all fixed onto the freewheel (small details - 2.5mm spacers and 9 sp narrow chain)

Also got this pretty cool carton cage mounted up!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:35 am 
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Nice.

I like the carton holder. Handy for nipping to the shops !

I do like Vitus frames - they come across as being ahead of their time.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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The carton cage is sweet hand made in sheffield too.

The whole bike feels pretty modern its a shame its abit too cramped for proper epic rides but its fine for uni and nipping in and around the city


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:04 pm 
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callum_t wrote:
The carton cage is sweet hand made in sheffield too

I saw those cages forsale at a local bike jumble! Many asked about them but walked away after they were told of the price :oops:

The Vitus is very nice but I've never liked those old W/mann levers!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:07 pm 
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Yeah Ian I was abit put off by the price but then I realised we should be supporting local brands, I put off buying one for ages untill luckily I got was as a gift for Christmas.

The W/mann levers are abit of a mis match - I dont really like them either but because I kept the Bar / Stem / Levers all taped up and with the Ronson frame.

It would be nice for my for sale stuff to sell along with my old corsair so I could decide between the Ronson steelie and the Vitus, and then sell the one I don't prefer then I wont have all the surplus of road bike that I currently have to trip over in my shed!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Like the Shimano Chainset :)

The cable for the front brake needs to go behind the bars IMHO.

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:24 pm 
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If you are cost cutting, these cheap brake levers would look far better.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pr-DIA-COMPE ... 5aebdb11cb


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:54 pm 
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Nice, my fave Vitus colour too!

What size is it?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:03 pm 
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tarloone wrote:
Nice, my fave Vitus colour too!

What size is it?


It is a small I believe you want me to take a tape measure to it?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:51 pm 
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Yeah go on, as I'm actually looking at a 992 right now thats a size 50, it could just be too small for me so I'd like to see how yours is measured, also there should be a size stamped on the side of the headtube - front gear lever side.

The 992 is from abroad so want to be sure prior to bidding...postage is £££.

Many Thanks


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