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Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 07:34:20 +0900
From: Dennis Young <mail@woodworkingboy.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, <steveb@pvbike.com>
In-Reply-To: <CATFOODqbC8wSA1XvpF0000054e@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]New member howdy!

Steve,

A bike shop in Palos Verdes! Man, some guys know how to live. Ditto on the 600, and nice etching on the shifters on the early series.

*Welcome to the list*

Dennis Young Hotaka, Japan (where my "maybe is a Legnano" frame just sold for $1000 at the Japanese auction)
> Hello CR list
>
> I've been reading the postings on this list for several months now and
> have learned a great deal. I recently bought a long-standing bike shop
> in Southern California (Palos Verdes) and am now attempting to make a
> living out of a hobby that I put a good deal of money in the last few
> years.
>
> I recently picked up a Vitus frame and fork - looks like it was never
> built up but has a little bit of shop wear. It's anodized blue, and has
> a Shimano 7400 headset and bottom bracket. I've built it up with a
> mostly Shimano 600 group (the nice one with the engraving) but have had
> a hard time finding shifters that fit. The bosses have an unusual base -
> it's like the curved base that fits under (and comes with) later
> downtube shifters, but it's fixed to the frame. Anyone know what vintage
> this bike may be, what kind of parts it might have had originally (if
> Vitus was ever sold as a complete bike) and what kind of shifters I can
> get to fit it? By the way, the Shimano 600 rear derailleur is one of the
> smoothest shifting I've ever seen.
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Steve Bowen in cloudy Rolling Hills Estates, where it looks like
> everyone has gone out of town for the holiday weekend.