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Vitus 979 ($350)

Old 01-13-17, 01:15 AM
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Vitus 979 ($350)

Hi,

Is this Vitus worth the price? Full Shimano 600 tricolor.

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It seems like it is in good condition, I think the price is a little too high?

Thanks
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Old 01-13-17, 08:31 AM
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Worth reviewing in person, from there, condition, trueness of the wheels, dents or hops?, reasonable equal spoke tension, wear of the drivetrain, review the frame joints.

Depends on the local market. I would not buy without an in person inspection.
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Old 01-13-17, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Worth reviewing in person, from there, condition, trueness of the wheels, dents or hops?, reasonable equal spoke tension, wear of the drivetrain, review the frame joints.

Depends on the local market. I would not buy without an in person inspection.
Although the bonds on the frame is known to have problems, lets say all the bond on the frame is good, what is the limit that you would pay for it in your market?
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Originally Posted by Schrutebuck View Post
Although the bonds on the frame is known to have problems, lets say all the bond on the frame is good, what is the limit that you would pay for it in your market?
$200 unless it passed inspection with little to do as to expenditure besides time.

There are a handful of Vitus bikes for sale locally for $400, (I think follow the leader) all are visibly in better shape.
Similar sized and have been languishing for sale.
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Originally Posted by Schrutebuck View Post
Although the bonds on the frame is known to have problems, lets say all the bond on the frame is good, what is the limit that you would pay for it in your market?
"Known to have problems" ?

As in I have seen a bond failure on a 979 frame myself, or I heard from some guy.....?

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Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
"Known to have problems" ?

As in I have seen a bond failure on a 979 frame myself, or I heard from some guy.....?

Caveat Emptor.
All used framesets of any age, materiel or brand should be carefully examined for crash damage, abuse and failure.


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I have done some research online and many people say that the lugs slip because of poor bonding, so I was just being aware about it!
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Originally Posted by Schrutebuck View Post
I have done some research online and many people say that the lugs slip because of poor bonding, so I was just being aware about it!
Many people are talking heads parroting what they have heard or read without any direct knowledge or proof. Most all brands have a few clunkers show up regardless of reputation or price/cost.

Does it fit, and do you have the knowledge and experience to know that it fits? If not, you need to take someone with you to look at the bike, and determine whether it will fit you, and what the condition of the bike really is.

I see a bike that has been slightly neglected, and probably in need a servicing. Unless there is something major wrong with it that requires replacement of major parts, it is most certainly worth more than $200 (unless you are a Flipper looking for dirt cheap bikes). The frame and the wheels will determine how much the bike is worth.

Shimano 600 Tricolor has a solid reputation, and you could get a set of matching brifters if you wanted. You can also get dual pivot brakes as both single pivot and dual pivot 600 brakes were available.
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Many people are talking heads parroting what they have heard or read without any direct knowledge or proof. Most all brands have a few clunkers show up regardless of reputation or price/cost.

Does it fit, and do you have the knowledge and experience to know that it fits? If not, you need to take someone with you to look at the bike, and determine whether it will fit you, and what the condition of the bike really is.

I see a bike that has been slightly neglected, and probably in need a servicing. Unless there is something major wrong with it that requires replacement of major parts, it is most certainly worth more than $200 (unless you are a Flipper looking for dirt cheap bikes). The frame and the wheels will determine how much the bike is worth.

Shimano 600 Tricolor has a solid reputation, and you could get a set of matching brifters if you wanted. You can also get dual pivot brakes as both single pivot and dual pivot 600 brakes were available.
+1 on the above...I have had a CF allez since it was new and dropped it a few times, I still ride it. Those are facts..will this one fail, who knows? Have there been a significant of them that have failed...everything has a limit even steel. I have also had a campy rear drop that failed and had to be replaced...so lots of stories out there about "failures".
Check it out carefully and if you like what you see give it a try offer 200.00 then 250.00 if that's a no go and you like it, buy it.
We all take our chances with a used or repainted bike..just be careful.
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