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 Post subject: Bryn's Orange Vitamin-T
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:58 pm 
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I'm putting this up on behalf of a fellow rider and 'Associate', i know he browses on here from time to time. Bryn, hurry up and get a log in!! :lol:

So here it is;


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:09 pm 
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Very Nice. Not many of the originals left.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:38 pm 
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What a horrible bike!

Tell him I'll give him £40 to take it off his hands and save him the embarrassment of being seen on it. :D

8)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:43 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I would actually love one!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:45 pm 
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Fantastic bike, very jealous, but for my taste too many colours, hate the stem and surely such a great frame at least deserves matching tyres?


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 Post subject: My Vit-T
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:09 pm 
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Location: Mid Wales coast, 10 minutes from the beach in one direction, 10 minutes from the hills in the other
Hello, I'm the owner of the bike above, which I've had since new. Thanks for your comments and here's some explanations.

Reason for the colour overload is that parts came free or very cheap. Brakes were free. Cranks were at dealer cost. Original frame stickers were faded and the nice people at Orange sent me a selection of new ones for nothing.

I agree, the stem is hideous but I'm getting on in years and old motorcycle crash injuries mean that the 0 degree Control Tech stem, which I still have, is too uncomfortable for my back. Suppose I could try to find something more apropriate but it works and it was cheap.

The old front tyre picked up a cut recently and was replaced by that new Conti. Very light, very grippy, rolls well and because I used to work at the importer's, was very cheap. Are you detecting a theme yet?

I have a set of period Manitous that used to be fitted but since this bike is mostly used on forestry fire roads and farm tracks the original rigid forks work just fine.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:09 am 
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Bikes with history are cool...

Orange Vitimin T's are cool...

Hmmm, nuff said.. now please box it up and post it to me...! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:13 am 
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My first expensive bike was a VitT,really nice to see it on here mate,remember those forks that came with them too,changed to Pace RC35's BITD but was a really nice light responsive bike to ride,love it. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:27 am 
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Bryn!!! Welcome to retro bike..... :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:40 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Gold Trader
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a very silly stupid question but dont vit t's have a wisbone rear end?

apologies iff im been thick! :D


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