Vitus 979 Classic Aluminium Road Bike 1980s
- Manufacturer: Vitus
- Size: 55 cm
Vitus 979 classic aluminium road bike from the 1980s Here we present the first aluminium racing bicycle released by Vitus, one of the pioneers of glued 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 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 silver anodized frame and is equipped with a Shimano 600EX groupset, and Dura Ace wheels./p>
Despite this is aluminium and not steel, it is a piece of the cycling heritage. Perfectly fit for historic bike races like L'Eroica»See Details
- Condition: Used. The bike is in good condition. The frame has no dents or cracks and is not bent. All joints are firmly bonded. Original decals. All parts are working fine.
- Era: 1980s
|Frame & Fork||Vitus 979; Dural|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 600|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 600|
|Crankset||Shimano 600; 170mm; 52/42|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano 600|
|Stem||Sakae Custom; 110mm|
|Stem Bar||3ttt Competizione; 42cm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 600|
|Hubs||Shimano Dura Ace; 14-22|
|Tires||Michelin Dynamic Classic|
|Seat||Selle San MArco Concor Supercorsa|
|Handlebar Tape||NOS cork ribbon|
- Seat Tube (c-t): 55 cm
- Top Tube (c-c): 54 cm
- Head Tube: 14 cm
- Standover: 79 cm
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