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Vitus 992

Old 12-07-12, 09:16 PM
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Vitus 992

Hello all, I'd appreciate your help with a valuation. My friend wants to sell this sweet Vitus in order to purchase something more versatile.

It is in excellent condition and everything is working flawlessly. It has a nice, but mixed set of components. I've told him that parting it out might net him the most money, but I think he'd prefer to sell it whole, if possible. A work colleague is interested in it but I don't know what to suggest for a price. If that doesn't work out I think he'd want to sell it locally, but would probably consider shipping. Here is the info he gave me:

Vitus 992 Dural frame and fork - 60cm
3ttt stem and bars
Campagnolo Chorus 8 speed ergos
Campagnolo Mirage brakes
Avocet O2 saddle
Campagnolo Centaur FD
Campagnolo Chorus RD
Campagnolo Chorus 8 Speed rear cassette - 12-25
Campagnolo Hubs
Mavic Open Pro rear rim
Mavic Reflex front rim
Michelin Pro Race tires
Shimano Dura-Ace crankset 53-39

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Old 12-07-12, 10:15 PM
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Vitus 992 frames in good condition go on eBay for average $250-300, with the occasional outliers (recently one went for $120 with hints of a headset issue, another that looked very clean for $550, typical eBay unpredictability). This one is on the larger side which reduces value a bit. But the anodizing looks nice and unscuffed, which is good.

The components are a jumble not a group, so I think best to think of them as individual bits. If you stripped the bike and sold every bit individually, I think you'd eventually get over $400.

But that's a lot of hassle, plus eBay and PayPal fees. So I'd discount that $700 by a lot. Whole bikes almost always fetch significantly less than the sum of their bits.

I'd say $400-500 on eBay for that bike. Well presented with good feedback.

Local sale, $300-400.

That's my take, anyway.

Note the 979 is much more common and worth less. The 992 is less common. I watch every Vitus auction on eBay and every Vitus on my local CL. Probably ten 979s for every 992. The rarest 992 is the carbon tubed one. I think I've seen two on (US) eBay in the past year.
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Thanks, jyl, for the comprehensive and very helpful answer. I've passed this info on to my friend.
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