Vitus App'n Society

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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby morini » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:57 pm

This is still available but I'm not allowed to buy it. .

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-ba ... 1008303434
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:22 pm

morini wrote:This is still available but I'm not allowed to buy it. .

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-ba ... 1008303434

With a bit of work you could end up with a great rider for little money. Joe Cosgrove can repair glued frames.
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:14 pm

Vitus must be on the way up, first a Lolly Vinyl for $770.00
Now this one :
Vitus Starting bid $900??
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby munga » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:25 pm

cray cray
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:35 am

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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Kempie » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:26 am

Picked up this 979 near complete, minus the seat post :evil: for $50
I thought the 979 had a seat bolt or grub screw, but this one has the internal expanding 25mm seatpost. normal?
Has 600 tri colour levers, hubs, FD
the rest is a mix of goods.
Sun semi aero clinchers

anyway few pics (bad but ill take some more)

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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:50 am

Looks like you got a steal, dont know about the seat post Munga may be able to help? Having the headset complete is a bonus!
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby munga » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:26 pm

expanding post is normal - they worked out that the grub screw was killing aftermarket seatposts i guess, and changed to the quill style. can't remember when, but google should know.
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Semar » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:32 pm

But the bad news is.... a seat post costs $1200. :wink:

Sorry, envy took control. :oops:

It will be a stunner.
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Kempie » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:02 pm

Semar wrote:But the bad news is.... a seat post costs $1200. :wink:

Sorry, envy took control. :oops:

It will be a stunner.


HAHAHA
I did get the original seat post with it, just missing the seat clamps. There is a bike builder here that told me to bring it in and he will see if he has any clamps that might fit.

Fingers crossed.....
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby munga » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:11 pm

if anyone has info on post sizes/styles and dates according to decals or whatever, post up.
not a lot of info out there regarding dating vitii
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby munga » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:52 pm

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my next or next next project. vitus carbone plus.
not certain of year, so for now i'm saying 1985.

was fitted out with heinz gruppo:
mavic gel280 tubs laced to 28h superbe pro w/winner pro 6sp cluster.
cyclone crankset, sugino bb.
6200 calipers, 600ax levers.
6200 fd, 600 arabesque rd.
broken turbo saddle.
cinelli 1a w/66-42 bars.
super record headset.
mavic pedals.

now going with:
ksyrium elite's.
record 10sp.
turbo matic 4 saddle.
cinelli xa with 63-40's.
stronglight b10 headset.
keo's.

should be good. frame looks rough but that's the way i like it.
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby spirito » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:31 am

munga wrote:

now going with:
ksyrium elite's.
record 10sp.
turbo matic 4 saddle.
cinelli xa with 63-40's.
stronglight b10 headset.
keo's.


this is looking very good. 8)
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby munga » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:20 pm

thanks spirito (and folks, this man knows a nice bike when he sees one)

decals are below. can anyone suggest a date based on those decals?

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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:55 pm

Munga,
it seems there were 50,000 of the Vitus Carbone 3's made in the period 1978-1984
There were a variety of decals and placements
in no particular order
sample A
sample B
sample C (which I think you already know about)
and a recent one sold on e bay
as the e bay ones will be lost over time, here is an closeup of the down tube, and the whole bike (as proof it is a Carbone 3).
I would suggest that, over the production of the frame, the decals changed and there were more of them (top tube and down tube replacing the seat tube in block font)

Is there any evidence of other decals on your frame?

Have a good look at the last two images, (ie the ones from e bay). It looks to my eye as from the same period as the decal presented above produced by Greg Softley, which is the general period for your bike.
Might be worth an approach to Greg with a good close up image of your bike decal, with measurements to see if he can resize and restyle to match your vintage. As he has the base artwork it would be a quick job to do the required modifications.

I hope that is of some help
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby munga » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:24 pm

cheers mate. no obvious signs that it had other decals, and the st decal is the same as the one shown in greg's decal sheet above, except i have one on each side.
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Castiel Effect » Mon May 06, 2013 12:13 am

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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Mon May 06, 2013 7:34 pm

Welcome, nice bike, keep us tuned in.
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Castiel Effect » Sun May 12, 2013 12:58 am

Get in quick. Vitus 979 56cm frame on Gumtree in WA. $120
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/west-per ... 1019437301
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