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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:29 pm 
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T.L.T.P.H = Truly Luxourious Toilet Paper Holder

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:14 pm 
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Some more pics:

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French Vitus: glued alloy

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Bolted canti bosses, bolted cable hanger

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Bolted drop outs

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Not square, not round

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The rear brake cable is guide through a slot in the toptube. It is the same for the mech cables under the downtube. Dirt is kept out by a removable cover.
One can also opt for a U-brake

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No slot seatclamp. The seatpost is clamped by two parts moving to each other. The black plastic in the monostay is just a cover, not an elastomer


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More French: Stronglight needle bearing headset

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The Vitus is great for building a clean, minimalistic Vintage ride

Also some pics of my Yo solely:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:21 pm 
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Nice weather outside so went out for more pics of the quirky Vitus

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Under the downtube the cover where under the cables run can be seen

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NOS Switchblades

Frame is glued probably to avoid damaging the alloy that occurs when welding. Guess the frame is late eighties, maybe early nineties.

If anyone has more info on Vitus, please let me know.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:14 pm 
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Nice Vitus Elev, never even realized they did MTBs. Was that an ebay score ?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:00 pm 
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A friend of mine used to ride the same as yours . They were very rare . I would say the year is probably 1991/1992 ;


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:28 am 
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Thanks Chris,

I guessed it was a bit older (long stays, U-brake mounts). Earlier than the bonded alloy Miyatas, but apparently it isn't. Do you know whether there is a connection between Alan and Vitus?

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I acquired it through a friend who refuses to ride a bike not steel. He is a happy Yo, Race Lite, A la Carte owner:

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Roy on his Yo with Record OR all over. Roy really freaked out when he heard a fork like his sold for $600 recently :lol:

I have purple Grafon cantis, a pile of of meat Psychos and many XT and I am planning to use that for this build up. Only problem is it is another bike I have to store somewhere :lol:


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