Vitus 979 Aluminium Road Bike 1980s

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Vitus 979 Aluminium Road Bike 1980s

Professional level frame. Shimano groupset.
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  • Manufacturer: Vitus
  • Size: 59 cm
  • Description:

    Here we present the first aluminium racing bicycle released by Vitus, one of the pioneers of professional level aluminium frame sets.

    Vitus was France's leading manufacturer of high-quality frame tubing. Their products were on a par with Reynolds and Columbus. And they were right at the forefront of the introduction of new materials on which they collaborated with TVT, an aerospace company. Their aluminium and carbon fiber frames were ridden by Sean Kelly, Greg LeMond and Miguel Indurain.

    The Vitus 979 classic aluminium road bike stood at the beginning of these adventures. It has been launched in 1979 - in collaboration with TVT, Ateliers de la Rive and Angenieux-CLB - and is made of Duralinox 5083 aluminum-magnesium alloy tubes which are glued in aluminium lugs. The geometry of this frame set is steeper than most frames of its time, though the construction is not as stiff. It is not the best frame for sprinting but extremely comfortable and forgiving.
    Sean Kelly rode the 979 for many years and to numerous victories.

    Our exemplar has a shining red anodised frame and is equipped with Shimano parts throughout/p>

    Despite this is aluminium and not steel, it is a piece of cycling heritage.

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  • Condition: Used. The bike is in very good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Original decals and eloxation. All parts have been checked and are working fine.
  • Era: 1980s
  • Storage: BMO-06
Frame & Fork Vitus 979; Dural
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Headset Tange Falcon aluminium NEW
Crankset Shimano 500 Exage; 170mm; 52/42 ratio
Bottom Bracket Shimano
Stem Modolo 115mm
Stem Bar Modolo 40mm
Shifters Shimano 105
Brakes Shimano NOS
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Hubs Shimano RX100; Cassette 7-speed; 28/11 ratio
Rims Mavic 192 NE; 700C clinchers
Tires Continental Ultra Sport; 622/23 clinchers NEW
Seat Post Campagnolo Victory
Seat WTB NOS
Chain YBN Classic; hard plated
Handlebar Tape Cork ribbon NEW
Pedals Shimano
  • Seat Tube (c-t): 59 cm
  • Top Tube (c-c): 57 cm
  • Head Tube: 17 cm
  • Standover: 84 cm
Size of a classic bicycle

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