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Vitus 979 lo-pro

Ex-national frame. Since UCI banned 650/700 this was gathering dust, the toptube was sacrificed, as in hacksawed, to mend a slipping seatpost prior to a race...Got a new TT machined, bonded it with 3M DP560 epoxy adhesive. These frames have a smooth ride, but being quite noodly, don't really lend themselves to competition track riding.

Frame:
Vitus 979 Dural

Fork/Headset:
Kinesis 650c/Stronglight A7

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Ultra-Torque, polished and engraved with Campagnolo shield logo

Pedals:
Ultegra

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Phil Wood/Velosolo/Izumi

Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli LA84/Cinelli 1R

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Turbo Lite/Campag C-Record

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
F.I.R. EA10/Campagnolo SR

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
F.I.R. EA10/Goldtec

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Final

Added by aroseisaroseis. Last updated 8 months ago.

As of over 3 years ago, aroseisaroseis has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

16 Comments

Thor

Thor says:

What an effort! Nicely done!

Posted over 1 year ago

_willcc

_willcc says:

Favourite bike EVER

Posted about 5 years ago

aroseisaroseis

aroseisaroseis says:

<3

Posted over 3 years ago

germanmarc

germanmarc says:

one of my most favorite bikes for all times.

Posted over 6 years ago

aroseisaroseis

aroseisaroseis says:

Thank you! Thinking of tracking it down and buying it back every now and then.

Posted over 3 years ago

nicolas

nicolas says:

nice one man

Posted over 7 years ago

Kurzawa

Kurzawa says:

Man.. Awesome bike... I love Vitus frames.

Posted over 7 years ago

aroseisaroseis

aroseisaroseis says:

Ta!

Posted over 7 years ago

maxtbicycle

maxtbicycle says:

That is a beautiful Vitus TT. What happen to the top tube? Please explain how you took the tube out of the lugs. I had similar frame before. The tubes and lugs were loosening up and I donated away. I wish I did not do that.

Posted over 7 years ago

aroseisaroseis

aroseisaroseis says:

Cheers! It was previously used by a national pursuit squad, but I suppose since UCI banned 650c/700c track bikes it wasn't of any use for them. However why they actually hacksawed the toptube is beyond my understanding. As for the repair, I had the TT stubs and the headtube removed with a propane torch, then I had a new top tube machined and glued the whole shebang back together.

Posted over 7 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

Beautiful build!
Daily ride eh?

Posted over 7 years ago

aroseisaroseis

aroseisaroseis says:

Thanks, man. Actually it is, not the best choice for grocery runs, but it's a blast to ride nonetheless.

Posted over 7 years ago

Tony

Tony says:

beautiful

Posted over 7 years ago

aroseisaroseis

aroseisaroseis says:

Thanks!

Posted over 7 years ago

Magpul808

Magpul808 says:

Looks sick, did you weld the top tube?

Posted over 7 years ago

aroseisaroseis

aroseisaroseis says:

Nope, I bonded the frame with industrial epoxy adhesive, as Vitus originally did

Posted over 7 years ago