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 Post subject: Orange Vit T revisited
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:10 am 
BoTM Winner
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Okay I know I know, it gets a bit boring when people change a pair of grips and post it as a new bike but I've changed quite a few things since I first posted this (and won BOTM - maybe I'll have to relinquish it now). Unfortunately the rigid forks have been swapped out for a pair of pace rc36 proclass because I was getting some pain in my wrists. I've modified these forks by shortening the travel to about 60mm to keep the angles nice and tight. Some of the purple has gone, the USE seatpost was replaced by a Ti Syncros and the Hyperlite replaced by a Ti x-lite (finally found one that was a full 23" wide) with a bit more sweep (see wrists again). The cranks have also been swapped for a set of middleburns which I think are more in keeping with the era of the frame and suit the lines better. Add a few purple bolts and an old skool purple Vetta computer and its a very sweet ride. For jez - weighs under 21lbs with those lightweight tyres on :-)

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How it used to look

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:20 am 
Retro Guru
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Ruined! Ruined! Ruined! :x

Just kidding Steve, :lol: I personally think it looks better. Nice job.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:37 am 
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Yeah that looks great now.

Nice one!

Light too!!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:21 pm 
BoTM Winner
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I really liked the look of it when it was rigid but its slowly evolved. All the changes i've made were to improve the ride, apart from maybe the purple bolts and nipples :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:25 pm 
The Guv'nor
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Looks good.

Think the changes are in keeping with the style of the bike. Plus you've made them because you're actually riding the bike which makes it even cooler :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:25 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Sweet and juicy...that's the way we do it at Retrobike!!! 8)


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