80's Vitus Plus Carbone

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80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby munga » Thu May 09, 2013 4:54 pm

i bought this on ebay for a fairly good price recently, without knowing too much about them.
when i picked it up, i found it had lived a fairly hard life and the frame had plenty of scratches, mainly around the dt levers and where the front brake caliper hits the downtube. overall though, it was in ok condition, and for the price, i could at least make my money back on the parts if the frame turned out buggered.

BEFORE:
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i took the frame to a friend in the aviation repair game, and he gave it a once-over, confirming that everything was sound. good enuff fer me, mate!

waiting on some parts (fd, cables, chain) to finish off. will fit some different (light) wheels down the track, but looking forward to riding it!
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby biker jk » Thu May 09, 2013 5:46 pm

Good find. Vitus produced one of the earliest carbon fibre frames. I think the Carbone Plus is from 1986-1989. Here's a link to a brochure.

http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/vitus/brochure/pdf/Vitus%20Brochure%206.pdf

The Vitus Carbone Plus 7 had seven carbon fibre tubes (the rear triangle was also carbon unlike the Carbone Plus).
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby Mustang » Thu May 09, 2013 8:20 pm

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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby Dan » Thu May 09, 2013 8:54 pm

This is so rad, you should ride it at the Noosa Strade Bianche.
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby munga » Thu May 09, 2013 9:01 pm

Mustang wrote:Check out this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=42295&hilit=vitus


i sure diddly-did, mustang!
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=42295&hilit=vitus&start=75#p953321

i just wanted my own little thread. will post a finished pic in the vitus thread when it's finished.
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby spirito » Thu May 09, 2013 10:29 pm

You're such a tease ... give us the money shots !!!
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby Dan » Fri May 10, 2013 5:24 am

Oh Mr Wiggleman,
bring me a dream.....
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby munga » Fri May 10, 2013 6:46 am

the eboy man needs to deliver my new fd too
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby munga » Tue May 14, 2013 10:13 pm

fd finally arrived, and i fitted my chain last night.
cables and bartape to go!

got my quang on and ordered a gold chain!

kinda.

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wipperman connex 10sb black and gold edition.

record 10s was the easy choice, but i've never used a wipperman chain, so i figured why not.

black campag cables and black tape. simple.
cheap tyres are the only thing i kinda regret. that and not gettin' funky with rochelle in yr10 when i had the chance. she was so hot. and cheap too, now that i think about it. remember passion pop? good times..
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby ldrcycles » Tue May 14, 2013 10:17 pm

munga wrote:
got my quang on



PMSL :lol:
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby QuangVuong » Tue May 14, 2013 10:18 pm

munga wrote:fd finally arrived, and i fitted my chain last night.
cables and bartape to go!

got my quang on and ordered a gold chain!

kinda.


Lol, am I starting a trend with gold chains?

EDIT: :oops: meant gold chain. Fail typo on my side.
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby munga » Tue May 14, 2013 10:22 pm

easy there, gangster! i just wanted to try something other than record for once, and with you being all run dmc, and my pins being gold, you got a mention. :wink:
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby spirito » Tue May 14, 2013 10:31 pm

Illin' !!!! 8)

Where's a good source for Wipperman chains? I'd like to try 'em and have been hearing many good things.

I should add I have been using Wipperman inch pitch chains but they're over 50 years old.
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby jacob_T » Tue May 14, 2013 10:36 pm

Dan wrote:This is so rad, you should ride it at the Noosa Strade Bianche.


Bit late but +1

Also. Very nice looking bike.
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby Dan » Wed May 15, 2013 5:49 am

Wiggle for wippermann, although I suspect all the usual suspects have them.
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby Velo13 » Wed May 15, 2013 8:36 pm

Wipperman are certainly one of (if not) the best. You get what you pay for though ....

That Vitus will come up just nice with a bit of TLC, like in this thread ....
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby Velo13 » Wed May 15, 2013 8:36 pm

Oh, and guard that seatpost with your life, they are a ridiculously weird size ... 23mm or something like that ...
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby Dan » Wed May 15, 2013 9:12 pm

Velo13 wrote: this thread ....


Quangnam Style!!
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby jacob_T » Wed May 15, 2013 9:33 pm

Dan wrote:
Velo13 wrote: this thread ....


Quangnam Style!!


:lol:
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby munga » Thu May 16, 2013 7:54 am

Velo13 wrote:Wipperman are certainly one of (if not) the best. You get what you pay for though ....

That Vitus will come up just nice with a bit of TLC, like in this thread ....


the wipperman was about $15 more than record 10s, so i'm hoping for good things.

the drivetrain will be built to the usual standard, and the frame will be left just as it is.
i hope to get the cables on tonight, and the bartape on tomorrow night.
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby familyguy » Sat May 18, 2013 8:03 pm

So............

Edit: this was stupid, sorry man. Ride on.
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby munga » Sat May 18, 2013 8:05 pm

so nothin', jimmy.
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat May 18, 2013 9:09 pm

Piccies please.


Re. this missed opportunities.

munga wrote:cheap tyres are the only thing i kinda regret. that and not gettin' funky with rochelle in yr10 when i had the chance. she was so hot. and cheap too, now that i think about it. remember passion pop? good times..


Reminds me of my Yr.12 pub crawl. A smokin hot girl I had been keen on all year hit on me but I was to drunk to care. I was more worried about getting more rums for my mates.... :roll:
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby ldrcycles » Sat May 18, 2013 9:33 pm

Haven't we all been there :cry: .

Amanda, drop dead gorgeous redhead with spectacular um eyes. Wasn't til 2 years after finishing school I realised she had been interested, the folly of youth.

(though I did end up wifeing another beautiful lass from high school so all good :) ).
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Re: 80's Vitus Plus Carbone

Postby spirito » Sun May 19, 2013 9:58 am

ldrcycles wrote:

(though I did end up wifeing another beautiful lass from high school so all good :) ).


define: wifeing

I'm not sure I know it means what it's supposed to mean
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