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Classic Vitus 979 Road Bike, Made in France (56 cm) - $780 (Baltimore)

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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

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
-Forte stem
-Campagnolo seatpost
-Ritchey Comp saddle
-Sugino RD crankset
-Odyssey pedals
-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.

  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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