Vintage VITUS 979 Duralinox Campagnolo Record Group

Up for sale:

Road Bicycle: VITUS 979 Duralinox, (aluminum / magnesium alloy)

Red, bought new in 1985

52 cm., center to center (54 cm. center to top)

English threads, Campagnolo Record Group w/ super record rear derailleur & seat post

Shimano (Look Compatible) pedals

Water bottle bosses

Additional info found on the internet:

The Vitus 979 Frame

The Vitus 979 is a classic racing frame. It is fairly light; I believe it was the lightest frame available for several years starting in 1986. It was a very nice frame for its time. As soon as you start riding it, you know it wants to fly. If you ride a road racing bike, you know what I mean. If you are used to a touring bike--like I was before buying this bike--it will take a little while to feel comfortable with the handling. Other than the frame flex, I love the way this bike feels. The geometry is perfect for my riding.

This is the frame the Sean Kelly rode for years. I don't know exactly what years he rode this particular model. This is the frame he was riding when he won the 1988 Vuelta a España and the green jersey in the 1989 Tour de France. He rode what I believe was a 979 in 1992. Kelly's wins are a hole in the argument that stiffer frames are always better.

The 979 is a bonded aluminum frame.
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