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 Post subject: 1991 VITUS CL 1
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:01 pm 
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Nearly there , just missing the frame decals but cant find a good enough picture of an original to get them reproduced and Gil is on holiday .

frame : Vitus CL 1
fork : Marzzochi Star forks
Brakes : Magura HS 11
shifters : Grip shift first version
derailleurs : Shimano DX
stem : Zoom
seat post : Zoom
Bars : Easton
saddle : Flite
chainset : Middleburn
Wheels : Wolber tubeless on DX hubs
Tyres : Wolber tubeless
pedals : spd 737
bar ends : Ritchey


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:20 pm 
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ooh, I like the look of that.. 8) 8)

Particularly that mad looking wishbone back end.. yum. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:34 pm 
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very nice , where did yoiu find that frame! looks great didnt know vitus did mtb


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:45 pm 
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Please have another drink before taking any more photos, I thought I needed glasses for a minute.

Great bike, I like the cables picking out the stripe on the frame, I don't like the Zoom bits, but what can you do?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:05 pm 
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Very nice. Love Vitus.
And unlike Rod I do like zoom. Always thought they were pretty much the lightest bits you could find at a great price. And they never failed on me.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:10 pm 
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Cool, and you don't see MK 1 grip shifts very often. I put them on my Giant SS BITD and on my lent Funk, ok till they got mud in then they would just seize up!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:23 pm 
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The idea was to use period correct parts .

I think the cranks are a bit later .

it shifts ok but not great .

need to add oil in the forks .

I like the Zoom bits are nice , simple and well made .

thanks for your comments


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:56 pm 
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I really liked the first grip shifts, very cutting edge and cool when they hit the scene, had to be brave to take XT thumbs off to use them instead!


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