Vitus

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What is a Vitus 979? It is a vintage 1980s era frameset made famous by the Irish legend, the king-of-the-classics Sean Kelly. Kelly won 193 races in his career including 7 Paris-Nice, 2 Paris Robaix, and many, many others. He spent virtually his whole career racing and winning on Vitus 979 frames, stickered with his various team sponsor names, most notably Kas and Skil. Each time he would switch teams, along went his Vitus 979 bikes, because Sean loved the ride, light weight, and comfort of these legendary frames. The frames we are offering, available in numerous colors, are brand-new old-stock inventory that have been sitting in the warehouse of wholesale distributor Euro Asia Imports for the last 20 years. Why would you want one? Three reasons: first they have a wonderful ride, replicated by almost no other bike since. (The one possible exception are the Italian made Alan frames of the same era, because they were made in the same manner as the 979.) The Vitus tubes are bonded together with aerospace adhesive and have a ride that is more shock absorbent than any other bike ever created. The second reason is the Sean Kelly connection: imagine riding the exact same bike that one of the greatest cyclists of all time made famous. Reason three, is that we expect a lot of these frames to be purchased by riders who once owned one and have lusted after another one ever since. They are that good. Note: we also have a limited selection of $2,199 Carbon-3 and $2,899 Carbon-9 Vitus frames for the really serious collectors out there. Call for sizing availability on each.

Price: $1,199.00  

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Another new-old-stock model made in the 1980s by legendary French producer Vitus. The Futural is heavier than the 979 and has a painted (rather than anodized) finish. The top tube has an extruded channel for the rear brake cable, and the chainstays join in a mono-stay design from the brake-bridge to the seat cluster. Bold tri-color paint allows you to shown you choice of patriotic fervor: French, American, Australian, United Kingdom, North Korean, Cambodian, Samoan, Russian.. the list is almost endless!

Price: $649.00  

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