Vitus 979 Alloy Road Frameset 1980s

Vitus 979 Alloy Road Frameset 1980s

Top level frame.

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ID 21540
Marke Vitus
Size 55 cm

Description

Here we present the first aluminium racing frame released by Vitus, one of the pioneers of professional level 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 classic aluminium road frame 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.

Specifications:

Steel: Duralinox 5083 aluminum-magnesium alloy tubes

Rear axle width: 126 mm

Steerer length: 174 mm (threaded part: 40 mm)

Bottom bracket: BSA (1.370" x 24 tpi)

Seatpost diameter: 25.0 mm

Front derailleur attachment: clamp-on

Brakes: for recessed brake bolts

Condition Used
The frame is in good condition. It has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Original paintjob has just minimal scratches. The decals are original too.

More Information

Storage BMB 01-12
Marke Vitus
Product Name Vitus 979 Alloy Road Frameset 1980s
Bicycle Type Road Bicycle
Condition The frame is in good condition. It has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Original paintjob has just minimal scratches. The decals are original too.
Condition Used
Frame & Fork Vitus 979; Dural aluminium frame
Size 55
Seat Tube 55
Top Tube 54
Head Tube 14

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Size

Size 55 cm
Seat Tube 55 cm
Top Tube 54 cm
Head Tube 14 cm