Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Out there, on my bike
    Posts
    5,419
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Finally broke my Vitus

    No, it did not come unglued, ever. Crashed, rear derailleur dropout broke in half. 1980 Vitus, black. Hanging on the wall in the workshop. hrmph.

  2. #2
    Seņor Member USAZorro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Carlisle, PA
    My Bikes
    1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1994 Trek 830 MTB, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead, Unicycle
    Posts
    13,034
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Is it beyond repair?
    The search for inner peace continues...

  3. #3
    don d.
    Guest
    This guy may be able to replace your dropout and he's pretty close:

    www.hhracinggroup.com

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Out there, on my bike
    Posts
    5,419
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's broken in half, like when someone takes half of the last doughnut at the office. The other half is still attached to the derailleur, dangling limply from the chain. It's aluminum, as Vitus' (Viti?) tend to be, and I don't know about fixing it. I suppose the entire rear dropout could be replaced and reglued to the rear triangle, but I'm not sure it's worth it. I'll check out hhracinggroup--thanks for the info, don d.

  5. #5
    feros ferio John E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
    My Bikes
    1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
    Posts
    14,356
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Perhaps someone will want the frame for a fixed-gear or internal hub gear project.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
    Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
    Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
    Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069

  6. #6
    wildjim
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by velogirl
    No, it did not come unglued, ever. Crashed, rear derailleur dropout broke in half. 1980 Vitus, black. Hanging on the wall in the workshop. hrmph.
    I wonder if you could use a derailleur hanger; which would fasten at the dropout and bolt the derailleur to the hanger. Many older bicycles used this method but I don't know if it's an option with current equipment.

    The broken part of dropout will probably need to be sawed off.

    The other option would be to contact a frame builder and have the dropout replaced.
    Last edited by wildjim; 11-18-04 at 09:09 AM.

  7. #7
    wildjim
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by velogirl
    No, it did not come unglued, ever. Crashed, rear derailleur dropout broke in half. 1980 Vitus, black. Hanging on the wall in the workshop. hrmph.
    I noticed some "Adapter Claws" on Sheldon Browns site.

    http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/derai...ar.html#hanger

  8. #8
    Out of breath again. suntreader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Posts
    645
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Surely there must be some way to fix it. Hang in there!

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Out there, on my bike
    Posts
    5,419
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks. I'll ponder all this information over the winter. I'll see what can be done, but it might just make good wall art. I've always wanted a pink De Rosa...

  10. #10
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Try guywires'dot'com to get ride fixed. peterguy'at'universe'dot'com. Possibly, acquire another frame and send it to Dennis at Harry Hauvnoonian bicycles. I have a 'flat tubed' blue Vitus that I raced in early 80's and I'm in 'process' of replacing a chainstay that got creased by a chainring nut that got loose- ouch!

  11. #11
    Yet another vegan biker
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Trapped behind the corn curtain
    My Bikes
    Sakae Prism, Vintage Fuji bike(S), too many bikes, one from scratch bike.
    Posts
    965
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The drops can be replaced!

    It's even easier than with brazed ones.



    The adhesive softens at temperatures far below those that will damage the frame. A new drop can be glued in.

    I ride a bike that is very similar to the Vitus, A Sakae Ringyo:

  12. #12
    Dr.Deltron
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by wildjim
    I wonder if you could use a derailleur hanger; which would fasten at the dropout and bolt the derailleur to the hanger. Many older bicycles used this method but I don't know if it's an option with current equipment.
    +1!

    It may be "cheesier" than a drop-out replacement, but it'll get the job done.
    There are many styles, so you may have to visit a few shops to find the right one.

  13. #13
    Since 1938... JunkYardBike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Northwestern NJ
    Posts
    6,223
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The original thread is 2 year old...

    Wonder if it was ever fixed, though.

  14. #14
    Yet another vegan biker
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Trapped behind the corn curtain
    My Bikes
    Sakae Prism, Vintage Fuji bike(S), too many bikes, one from scratch bike.
    Posts
    965
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a 'flat tubed' blue Vitus that I raced in early 80's and I'm in 'process' of replacing a chainstay that got creased by a chainring nut that got loose- ouch!
    LOL! I cherish every ride like it could be my bikes last. They just feel so fragile, like a beer can ready for the crusher.

  15. #15
    Yet another vegan biker
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Trapped behind the corn curtain
    My Bikes
    Sakae Prism, Vintage Fuji bike(S), too many bikes, one from scratch bike.
    Posts
    965
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The original thread is 2 year old...
    Hoot!

    I'm a sucker for a Vitus!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •