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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:55 pm 
Karma Queen / Cake Meisterin
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Well I've bought the frame and awaiting it's arrival now. I'll just have to decide now what components would be best.

Thanks for all your help

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:05 am 
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Go for it, they are beautiful in their own right. I have always wanted a Vitus or a TVT, one day... one day... :wink:


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For sale (54 cm)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:10 pm 
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I had one for a few months that I bought for $70.

I weigh 215lbs, and had read that as the frame get older, the glue/bonding materials get jiggly, and this can result in frame failure.

So I sold it for $190, and took some cool pictures.

I kinda miss it, but I'm happy with my pop's old Razesa, now that he's passed away and all.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:14 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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I'm looking to build this bad boy up - glue free!

weighs so little! But, with 14.5 stone of hairyness pumping up the hills I'm not sure how long it will last.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:17 pm 
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buy one mate, there sweet, i had one in the early 90's before my giant cadex, i prefered the vitus, it became my hack in the end, and a great one at that :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:50 pm 
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All the 979's i/ve seen have had some kind of bonding failure! usuall around the seat collar!

Look great tho'!


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 11:47 am 
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here's mine which I built up and sold on about a year ago to fund other projects... was unbelievably rapid (though I normally ride MTBs so most road bikes are to me) and while I never had any problems with frame or it's bonding, I did feel a bit nervous on Manchester's dodgy roads!

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rider | rBoTM Winner
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That looks a very nice bike, pity you've sold it. As they were so light in comparison to even 753 tubing, they were very popular in the 80's for Time Trialling before 'aero tubed' low profiles became 'de-rigeur'.

Mind you, I think they also made a LP version, isn't there one on here somewhere - from Holland?

I have a 1983 Vitus catalogue which shows 3 tube profiles for the Down and Seat tubes. The normal Round, a 'Lozenge' shape with 6 'flats' along its length and an aero'ish 'Teardrop' profile. However, the top tube remains Round and the special shaping is not along the full length of the other tubes as the lugs are still the normal ones.

I can't remember seeing anything other than the Round tubed ones myself.


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 7:07 pm 
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when we were a group of is started to get a bit more seriously about riding during the latter years at school (regular club runs etc) some of us managed to persuade parents we needed better bikes....One of the lads turned up one day on a 979..Needless to say he was held in high regard from that day forward as we all dribbled over his gorgeous machine and huddled around it daily in the bike shed....

I still have a soft spot for them

I wanted the Peugeot Perthus in my LBS but ended up with a 531 raleigh


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