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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:36 am 
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It took two years to find my next baby, but she's here :) I'm not even sure if its a VRC. It could be a 1994 or a 1997. Right now, all I know is that the previous owner says its an Orange Vit T2 Titanium. Its got Chris King goodies (hubs, headset) XTR cranks, XT all around (8 speed) Altek brake levers and what is supposed to be a Marzocchi fork.

I could really use some help IDing the fork. I plan to rebuild the fork immediately.

The frame is in A1 condition. No dings, dents, gouges or chain suck. No even light scratches. Just the usually satin swirls :)

The only thing about it I don't like is that the controls (bar stem) are garbage. The owner said the OG bar carbon disintegrated, and so did the Selle Itatlia Ti saddle (sun dried). The seatpost is a Post Moderne suspension POS.

Here she is.....30 minutes after being bought.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:08 am 
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Forks are 1998 Z2 Lights.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:31 am 
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Tazio wrote:
Forks are 1998 Z2 Lights.


Thanks. From your lead, I just realized that the fork paint is original.

I need a bit more help from the retro gurus. The bike is confirmed to be an Orange Ti as I checked the serial number. The thing is, the chain stay configuration is not the same as the 1996 Vit T2, anyone know what it is? A different year or model perhaps?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:42 am 
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Location: Lurking in the bushes at the bottom of your mums garden....
Looks like a 1993 http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/3 ... ochure.pdf

The serial number will also tell you what year the frame was manufactured.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:49 pm 
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Yep, the original Vit T from 1993 didn't have mono stays. Lovely bikes 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:50 pm 
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Shame it's polished ...I prefer seeing titanium in it's flat state..nice bike though


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:06 pm 
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sylus wrote:
Shame it's polished ...I prefer seeing titanium in it's flat state..nice bike though


the flat look you like is an oxidized finish. very easy and cheap to do.

you can put on an oxidized finish on titanium with an hour long soak in hot water and oxiclean cleanser.

no biggie.


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