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Old 05-03-2009, 12:13 AM   #10546
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Ok... here for the expertise.
Have an old aluminum frame Vitus. Decently set up, thing is I haven't been riding it.
That plus liking any and all foods has made Jurgen..um... shall we say fat.

I have a great place to ride my Muttineer four miles. Will this bike be able to handle the stress?

I know some Vitus Aluminums have a reputation for spontaneous breaking...

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Old 05-03-2009, 05:28 AM   #10547
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I know some Vitus Aluminums have a reputation for spontaneous breaking...

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It's not the aluminum, it's the epoxy holding the tubes to the lugs! I've re-epoxied two of them in my day.

I was pushing through an intersection once when the down tube spontaneously disconnected from the head tube. Yikes!!! I do have to say though, the rest of the frame was rigid enough that it didn't just melt down. I got a lot more, let's call it "flex" for those few pedal strokes, but the top tube didn't buckle (you'd think for sure it would). So I glued it back together and kept riding it to campus and back for another year.

In other words, if
(a) you're not a featherweight
(b) you want to ride this frame seriously (stand up, attack, climb)
and (c) the frame (hence epoxy) is more than 10 years old

...I'd rethink it.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:38 AM   #10548
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Bah, who needs a car?!



Mom and dad got new bikes this weekend, so I, as their personal waste removal specialist, was charged with getting rid of mom's old (old old) Schwinn mtb. No problem, that's what 3 rok straps and a few bungies are for!!


Now that I've had a bike on the GS, I must say the idea of getting some fork mounts and doing something proper so I can haul my own mtb to further away trails is sounding reeeeal good.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:55 AM   #10549
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I have another road bike on the way and I picked up a '08 Norco Fluid LT3 to replace my Session 7 so i can actually trail ride it as well. Looks like it's time to ebay some extra bikes and parts.
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:09 AM   #10550
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Or, you could send them to a broke YMCA employee in Iowa for testing purposes?
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:37 PM   #10551
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I picked this up at a swap meet today. There is no badge on the headstock,so I have no idea who made it. I've been prowling around a few bike sites,but I haven't found it yet. I haven't seen any with that unique chainguard,but the chainwheel looks a bit like some Roadmasters. Does anyone have an idea what this is?

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Old 05-03-2009, 07:47 PM   #10552
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Originally Posted by Jurgen
Ok... here for the expertise.
Have an old aluminum frame Vitus. Decently set up, thing is I haven't been riding it.
That plus liking any and all foods has made Jurgen..um... shall we say fat.

I have a great place to ride my Muttineer four miles. Will this bike be able to handle the stress?

I know some Vitus Aluminums have a reputation for spontaneous breaking...

Jurgen
If its somewhere 54-55cm, send it to me and I'll test it! Wouldn't want you to hurt yerself...

Seriously, keep an eye on it and you should be OK riding it. You know the drill: new rubber and new tubes. Relube the chain and change out cables and housing and it'll go another umpty billion miles!

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Old 05-03-2009, 09:18 PM   #10553
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I picked this up at a swap meet today. There is no badge on the headstock,so I have no idea who made it. I've been prowling around a few bike sites,but I haven't found it yet. I haven't seen any with that unique chainguard,but the chainwheel looks a bit like some Roadmasters. Does anyone have an idea what this is?

Looks like a pieced together bike. The chainguard is a from Dayton or a Roadmaster, I'd say the frame is a Rollfast, other bits from other bikes.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:19 PM   #10554
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Ok... here for the expertise.
Have an old aluminum frame Vitus. Decently set up, thing is I haven't been riding it.
That plus liking any and all foods has made Jurgen..um... shall we say fat.

I have a great place to ride my Muttineer four miles. Will this bike be able to handle the stress?

I know some Vitus Aluminums have a reputation for spontaneous breaking...

Jurgen
I still have my rose pink Vitus 979, with an SSC group that I put together in 1987. I raced on it for many years, and it's still one of my favorite bikes. Just don't try and cold set the rear end to fit 130mm spacing.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:25 PM   #10555
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Looks like a pieced together bike. The chainguard is a from Dayton or a Roadmaster, I'd say the frame is a Rollfast, other bits from other bikes.
heh, that was my thought, too.

still, strip it down to shiny metal (sandblasting is a great way to paint prep an old bike frame) and give it a nice shiny paint job (many smaller auto-body places are happy to shoot some of whatever color they are already shooting that day onto your frame for cheap if you bring it to them all prepped..), then respoke the wheels, rechrome the shiny parts, slap it all back together, and go to town!
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:27 AM   #10556
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I was thinking it looked mismatched,too-the forks and chainguard are a different color from the rest of the bike. I'd been looking for a suitable bike for putting one of those Chinese motors on,so this will probably be what I will do once I repaint it and restore it.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:40 AM   #10557
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nice looking frame
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:25 AM   #10558
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:30 AM   #10559
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You look fresh as a daisy. Must be a before pic.

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Old 05-04-2009, 09:25 AM   #10560
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