bicycle frame material: aluminum bicycle type: road brake type: caliper condition: excellent electric assist: none frame size: 56 cm handlebar type: drop make / manufacturer: Vitus model name / number: 979 suspension: none (rigid) wheel size: 700C
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Vitus 979 classic aluminum road bike from the 1980s. 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 aluminum and carbon fiber frames were ridden by Sean Kelly, Greg LeMond, and Miguel Indurain.
The Vitus 979 is a classic racing frame. It is fairly light; I believe it was the lightest production frame available for several years starting in 1986. It was a very nice frame for its time. As soon as you start riding it, you know it wants to fly. If you ride a road racing bike, you know what I mean. If you are used to a touring bike—like I was before buying this bike—it will take a little while to feel comfortable with the handling. The 979 has tight geometry for an '80s racing bike. There is little clearance between the tire and the seat tube. This is common today, but it looks tighter than similar bikes of its period. I love the way this bike feels. The geometry is perfect for my riding.
This bike is custom built with the following components:
-Vitus Dural 979 56 cm frame
-Carbon fiber fork
-Alexrims ALX-295R Wheelset
-Vittoria Zaffiro 700x25c tires
-Shimano 105 brakes
-Shimano Tiagra Shifters
-Ergonomic drop bar
-Ritchey Comp saddle
-Sugino RD crankset
-Shimano Dura-Ace rear derailleur
-Shimano RSX front derailleur
This rare and collectible road bike has been fully tuned up and ready to ride. I am asking for 780 or best offer.
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