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Cilo (by Vitus) 979

My beautiful fair-weather commuter. This frame rides incredibly smoothly and makes an ideal townie, which is its current purpose. The only downside is that it doesn't fit a rack, but that's okay in light of everything else. I've slowly been putting Dura-Ace on this frame, as I originally bought it as a frameset and built it up with the components from my Nishiki. As a TdF race frame, though, I feel like it deserved more than Exage Sport, though!

Frame:
Vitus 979, bonded Dural aluminium

Fork/Headset:
Vitus bonded Dural aluminium / Dura-Ace 7400

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Dura-Ace 7402 / Velo-Orange Grand Cru (Italian)

Pedals:
Crank Bros Candy 2

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
1x6 Suntour freewheel / 42t Dura-Ace

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Suntour Sprint

Handlebars/Stem:
unknown 38cm classic bend / Champ

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fizik Arione / unknown

Brakes:
Dura-Ace 7402

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya 700c / Sansin / Vittoria Zaffiro

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya 700c / Sansin / Vittoria Zaffiro

Accessories:
King bottle cage

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Town Roadie

Current Stage Info:

Decided to make this more fit for riding fast. Clipless pedals and drops along with its low weight (for an 80s bike) make it a killer hill climbing machine, although the BB has some really mad flex.

Added by chenghiz. Last updated about 9 years ago.

4 Comments

mktng

mktng says:

yummy.
great build !!

Posted about 9 years ago

Boozle

Boozle says:

One of my favorite builds off this site, i'm thinking of turning my bike into something similar like this. If i may ask, what handlebar tape/grip are you using?

Posted over 9 years ago

chenghiz

chenghiz says:

I think in the photos it's Profile gel-cork tape. I wasn't very happy with how it looked with the Sparrow bars, though - I think if I did the setup again I'd go with lock-on grips of some sort, or maybe cork grips for old-school charm.

Posted about 9 years ago

MincedFeet

MincedFeet says:

Goddamn.

Posted over 10 years ago