Sir. M Vamoots - Updated

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DarkerxHalf
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by DarkerxHalf

So,

I had a CAAD12, which was subject to death by car,
I replaced that with a SuperSix that came out to 6.5KG but honestly i found the ride boring and
i dont race or anything so i didnt feel like it was a necasery bike, plus i'd started working at a different
shop were we didn't deal in Cannondale so i moved it on.
After that i went onto an Allez Sprint and litterally didn't even put 100KM on it after building it,
so i sold it and here we are.

I was browing eBay and came accross the Moots Vamoots, it was listed by a seller
in Poland, who was amazing to deal with! He goes by "Nice_Vintage_Things" on eBay if anyone
is interested in some nice older stuff!

After watching this frame for a few months, i messaged him and we worked out a deal.
Heres this first photo i saw of it - The seller wasn't sure on the year of the frame but i had narrowed it down to be between
2001 and 2004.

ImagemootsIMG_2143

Three weeks later the frameset arived at the shop i work at in Australia.
Once i got it unpacked i emailed Moots the serial number and they confirmed it was a 2002 build, with an original
Reynolds Ouzo fork.

So here's the build list, i haven't actually weighed the bike yet but when i do i'll update this -

Frameset - 2002 Moots Vamoots
Fork - Reynolds Ouzo
Headset - Chris King NTS
Topcap - GodAndFamous Titanium
Stem - Thomson Elite 120mm -10
Bars - 3T Ergo Alloy (I need to replace these, theyve been on 6 different builds now and i dont ride as much anymore and need something wider)
Bartape - Fizik 2mm Performace
Groupset - Compelte Dura Ace 9100
Chain - KMC X11SL Gold
Seatpost - Thomson Masterpiece
Saddle - Specialized Power Ti Rail
Pedals - Dura Ace 9100
Wheels - Tune Mig/Mag 70 and 170, DT Swiss Comp Spokes and Hed Belgium Rims
Tires - Specialized Turbo Cotton

Still a few small changes to come, a new decal kit will be ordered in black when i get around to it too.

Photos -

ImagemootsIMG_5423

ImagemootsIMG_9163
Last edited by DarkerxHalf on Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:05 am, edited 1 time in total.
2002 Moots Vamoots
2018 Cannondale CAAD12 Custom (RIP)
2018 Cannondale Supersix Hi Mod (SOLD)

kgibbo1868
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by kgibbo1868

This is a timeless beauty! Congrats and enjoy, have you had it out on the road yet, let’s hear what the ride is like.
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DarkerxHalf
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by DarkerxHalf

kgibbo1868 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:19 pm
This is a timeless beauty! Congrats and enjoy, have you had it out on the road yet, let’s hear what the ride is like.
It's had a few short rides, nothing real as of yet but it's a really smooth, comfortable ride yet definitely still respozive and lively.
2002 Moots Vamoots
2018 Cannondale CAAD12 Custom (RIP)
2018 Cannondale Supersix Hi Mod (SOLD)

burglarboycie
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by burglarboycie

Love it!! I'd say that's a bike that should be kept forever.

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kgt
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by kgt

Classic and beautiful!

tonchy
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by tonchy

Amazing build. Nice touch with skinwall tires + gold chain/hubs/QR skewers. :thumbup:
I remember seeing the add on eBay a while ago. :)
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rollinslow
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by rollinslow

Great bike! I'm partial to Moots but think you picked-up the best Ti frame out there. Enjoy for many years.
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jbaillie
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by jbaillie

That's a perfect build for that frame. 10/10

LewisK
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by LewisK

Lovely build and it’s a timeless frame. Doesn’t look 17 years old, it will never date!

DarkerxHalf
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by DarkerxHalf

Thanks for all the positive feedback guys!
Picked up a Stainless Steel Arundel Mandible cage today for it which works really nicely with the silver spokes in my opinion.

Will update in due time when i get the new Decals and hopefully Bars.
2002 Moots Vamoots
2018 Cannondale CAAD12 Custom (RIP)
2018 Cannondale Supersix Hi Mod (SOLD)

keaton
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by keaton

Very Nice! Well done!

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

Super nice... looking for a Vamoots SL personally...

DarkerxHalf
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by DarkerxHalf

spdntrxi wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:51 pm
Super nice... looking for a Vamoots SL personally...
I would of loved an SL but its hard enough to find a Vamoots for sale it seems, let alone one in the right size!

Also, the deal on this one was not something i felt like i could refuse.
2002 Moots Vamoots
2018 Cannondale CAAD12 Custom (RIP)
2018 Cannondale Supersix Hi Mod (SOLD)

velov
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by velov

Gorgeous....wish Moots still made them in traditional geo

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spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

velov wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:24 am
Gorgeous....wish Moots still made them in traditional geo
yes and I know it was a pain and expensive.. but 6/4 Ti as well

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