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Old 08-19-14, 10:07 PM
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Show your Vitus 979

Please direct me to a previous thread if this has been done already.

I recently received a Vitus 979 frame from a friend. I always considered getting one back in the day but was one of many at the time who thought they were not up to par with other offerings of the time. Well 28 years later I stand corrected.

The bike is a pleasure to ride and all the concerns regarding flex and frame integrity are not an issue. Of the many other bikes I've owned and ridden, the Vitus is a personal favorite.

Post a comment and/or a pic of your Vitus 979
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Old 08-20-14, 12:17 AM
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hiya, here is mine in Peugeot Livery , simplex gear. A very pleasant ride :-)
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This is my Vitus 979...

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Old 08-20-14, 10:22 AM
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Thanks for sharing Gentlemen, they are all stunning examples! I will attempt to post a pic of mine. Tried last night but was obviously unsuccessful.
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Old 08-20-14, 10:30 AM
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Everybody knows all these 979s have gone done and asploded apart on their riders many years ago!....
These 979 pics must be as fake as the ones of the "moon landing"... Yeah!,......... that's it! that's the ticket!!......
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Success!

This one is branded Gitane from 1987. Not as pristine as the others but still rides like a dream after much use. It has been my commuter bike for the past month.
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Old 08-20-14, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
Everybody knows all these 979s have gone done and asploded apart on their riders many years ago!....
These 979 pics must be as fake as the ones of the "moon landing"... Yeah!,......... that's it! that's the ticket!!......
LOL!!! BTW - I'm looking for a pair of Mavic skewers but couldn't post on C&V sales. Can I start a new thread here?
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Converted to 10 cog drivetrain after 20 years of service.
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Mine at the end of a charity ride. A mix of Mavic.Superbe Pro and Modolo.



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