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  1. Faggin Team NRW Time Trial Bike 1990
    Faggin Team NRW Time Trial Bik.. Faggin Team NRW Time Trial Bike 1990
    55 cm
    Original Team Bike. Shamal wheels. Delta.. Original Team Bike. Shamal wheels. Delta brakes.
    €2,499.00
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Information about Vitus

French bicycle manufacturer Vitus pioneered the design and manufacture of lugged and bonded aluminium bicycle frames. One of their top models of classic bicycles in the past and still today is the 979, which, because of its smaller tubes diameter, offered more comfort than other classic bike aluminium frames.

Vitus' innovative design

Being advanced in 1982, Vitus produced the 979 Carbone. At this stage this model was one of the first classic bicycle frames made of carbon fibres. Always looking for progression, Vitus developed carbon fiber semi-monocoque bike frames, like the ZX-1, which, among other Vitus classic bicycles, is one of the most wanted models of this brand.

Vitus built a strong partnership with Sean Kelly, one of the most formidable and successful cyclists who rose to prominence in the 1980s. According to Kelly himself, he rode Vitus bikes in no less than 80% of his professional career victories. Kelly was particularly linked to the Vitus 979.


A History of Faggin

Faggin bicycles are synonymous with traditional craftsmanship and high-quality products. This is due to the work of it’s founder - Marcello Faggin – who, in Udine, Italy, began hand-building custom racing bicycles from steel in 1945. Like many of the great frame builders of his era, Marcello was a former racing cyclist, who had a keen eye for what made a high-quality racing machine.


After two years of operating in Udine, Faggin moved to Padua, where it is still located. However, the post-War years were difficult for the company and it wasn’t until 1970 that Marcello began to focus on supplying professional teams with exquisitely crafted, custom bicycles. As his focus shifted towards racing, he passed management of the brand on to his four daughters, who would continue to design and weld bicycles in their Padua workshop whilst managing what was becoming a global business from home.


As the 1980s progressed, thousands of Faggin bicycles were exported around the world. Enthusiasts of Italian steel were compelled by Faggin’s quality and prestige. Events like the 1984 Olympics – where the Italian pursuit squad rode custom-built Faggin bicycles – only increased the brand’s popularity.


The Faggin story continues to this day, where the finest examples of their catalogue are made by hand in the very same workshop in Padua. Each bicycle is made to measure and the high quality designs outweigh their considerable value.


Click here to visit the official Faggin website