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Old 04-09-17, 01:24 PM   #1
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Titanium for my collection

Picked this "VANTUYL Titanium" up off a local website similar to Craiglist yesterday. It was advertised as "bike $40/toolbox $100.
I offered $30, we struck a deal and drove 60 miles to pick it up. I'm guessing it's a Time Trial bike from 1990's because of Shimano 600 groupset. The wheel size threw me for a loop. 571x13, tires are Michelin Axial Pro 571x20.
I read that 571mm is "bead seat dia", so I think I need 650c tires.
I believe that I'll put the indexing shifters on the downtube, and just go with drops, rather than bullhorn TT/Tri bars.
I also figure since the top tube is sloping downward about 4 degrees, I will "feel" like I'm forever traveling downhill, thus increasing both my speed and endurance. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-12-17, 01:27 PM   #2
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Really cool. Nice score.
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Lovely!!
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cool collection, i envy you
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