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 Post subject: Vitus 992
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:21 pm 
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Hi all,

I spent last August fixing up this Vitus I got from eBay, took about a month and it was a great way to learn about bikes and how they work. Previously I would leave it to the LBS.

The bike looked like it came from a shed somewhere, and the seat post was jammed. Stuck it into a vice and got it out. Replaced all cables and regreased all parts. Sanded the frame and polished it up and it looks not too bad now. Weight tips close to 10 kilos but this is mostly due to the wheels (6kg), the cxps are pretty tough and durable.

Frame and fork: Vitus 992 52cm
Headset: Propriety Vitus integrated headset
Stem: Cinelli
Handlebar: Cinelli criterium
Bar Tape: Time microfibre
Brake Levers/Brifters: Dura ace 7402
Brake Calipers: Campagnolo athena
Brake Pads: Campag
Brake Cables: Shimano
Shifters: Dura ace 7402
Front Derailleur: Dura ace 7402
Rear Derailleur: Dura ace 7402 8speed
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: uniglide Shimano 13-14-15-17-19-21-23-25T
Chain: Shimano
Cranks: Dura Ace
Chainrings: Stronglight 53 and 39
Bottom Bracket: Shimano bc 1.37 68mm
Pedals: Time xpresso2
Rims: Front is Ambrosio balance, rear is Mavic CXP33
Hubs: Dura ace
Hub Skewers:
Tyres: Conti gatorskin k+
Saddle: Selle Italia turbo
Seatpost: Halfords 25.4mm
Weight: 9800g_______

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:16 pm 
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absolutely adore this bike, it's got great presence. My plan(s) for 2013 are to get hold of either a Colnago or a Vitus, and looking at yours, I could be heading down the Vitus route - thanks for posting, gorgeous bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:44 pm 
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Location: Chez Vegas, Derbyshire
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A nice way to learn about bikes. I bet you are chuffed with the result.

What's it ride like ? I've heard they flex a bit which has always put me off buying one.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:25 pm 
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Brill, love it!

Fitting as I've actually just bought a 992 frameset...just have to wait for it to be delivered from France :(


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:48 pm 
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Very nice , but your scales must be off as i can assure you your wheels are not 6kg . Maybe 2 .


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:15 pm 
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I love 992's, this seems to have late graphics. Looks good with DuraAce and the red rims, tempted to suggest the saddle doesn't work with the slim lines of the rest of the bike.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:56 pm 
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looks like a 992 Magic to me (latest incarnation of the 992) love it 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Vitus 992
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:49 pm 
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Hi all, thanks for the comments, they have been very informative.
I am reluctantly selling this bike at the moment, yes I know, I really should not do this and will probably regret it.
Take a look here if interested
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0958450529


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