Been riding this over winter to save my other bikes from getting clogged up with mud and snow. And as winter seems to lasting a long time, its still getting quite a lot of use now!
Was on the lookout for an Orange Vitamin T (mainly because I think its the coolest bike name ever) but as they seemed to be getting too expensive, when this cropped up on eBay I went for it. The Ultra Ti had got a better write up than the Vit T in MTB Pro anyway and I really liked the trademark pierced top / seat tube junction.
The build was mainly stuff I had been using on the Kona Explosif singlespeed but I got the RC30 fork, Chris King Headset and 26.8mm Thomson post specifically for it. Haven't really put any effort in to getting it to look "right" - its been set up to get the riding position the way I like it with the intention of buying better looking bits in the future. However, a DeKerf has now found its way in the the fold so not too sure of the fate of this one now.
Here are some photos of it in its more usual dirty state followed by a few clean ones.
If I were keeping it, I'd be thinking about a black Thomson stem, some new stickers and maybe different cranks.
Riding: Pace RC200 F5 Fixie Road Warrior, '95 Saracen Kili Ultra Ti Singlespeed, '00 Whyte PRST1, '92 Peugeot Black Mamba
Ridden: '98 Specialized Stumpjumper M2, '96 Pace RC200 F5, '95 Orange P7, '95 Marin Team Titanium, '95 Marin Team Marin, '94 Marin Pine Mountain, '94 Kona Explosif
Building: '95 Dekerf
Will Ride: Orange Vitamin T?, Yeti ARC?, Rocky Mountain Ti-Bolt or Merlin Ti?, something with elevated chainstays?