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Old 03-06-14, 02:32 AM
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Another fantastic bike. Thanks for sharing.

I had a similar reaction to Chombi regarding the Franco/Italian combo. But for me it's not the French/Italian combo that was unexpected, as much as the fact you seldom see a C-record equipped Vitus carbonne. They were almost always Mavic or Dura-Ace, or some other esoteric build. Obviously Vitus had a close connection to Mavic (linked through the Bic and KAS teams of Kelly fame of course). The Vitus carbonne frames, culminating in the carbonne-9, were at the forefront of weight weenie-ism, something never really associated with the C-record group.

I don't recall the weaving patters in the carbon to be so pronounced. Is the camera picking up more than what you see with the naked eye? I like it.

Between the snippets of display cases, odd MTB forks, booze options, the Ciocc, and now this Vitus, I keep getting the feeling that just beyond the frame of the photos is an incredible bike den.
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