An early 80’s Vitus 979 Duralinox. This lightweight bike has a 53cm aluminium bonded frame and a great list of components as listed below.
- Stronglight crankset
- Lyotard pedals
- Sachs Huret front and rear derailleurs
- Sachs Huret shifters
- Shimano 600 headset
- Shimano Dura-Ace brakes
- Shimano 105 brake levers
- Sachs Huret hubs
- Mavic Monte clincher rims
- New Vittoria tyres
- ITM stem
- ITM bars
The bike does have a few scratches and the aluminium on the forks is not as shiny as it once was. However for a bike that is over 30 years old it is in very good condition.
Sean Kelly one of the world’s most famous and respected cycle racer was synonymous with the Vitus marque during the peak of his professional career, when according to his own estimation he rode Vitus bikes to victory in no less than 80% of his pro career wins which included winning the Vuelta, the green jersey on the TDF and seven consecutive Paris-Nice wins among many others. More info here.
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