Vitus App'n Society

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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:36 pm

Stuey wrote:Fellas, I know nothing about these Vituses (Vitii? :roll: ). I've picked up that they're bonded rather than welded aluminium - is that right? Certainly looks it from the seams on the lugs and fork. If they are bonded, what do they use?

I'm just comparing the construction to my 1992 Giant Cadex (alloy lugs / carbon tubes).

One thing's for sure, they look the business.

Yes they were the first to introduce bonded aluminium frames, see info:
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Stuey » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:38 pm

Cheers, good info.
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:39 pm

Some upgrade photos, new seat, blue tires, gel bar tape.
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:27 pm

Retro tool bag made for modern seat rails. The buckles are dummies with magnetic catches under the leather.
Made by Little Mountain Knifes Thats me :D
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby dillonp » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:53 pm

rubbish job mate, shoulda given it to a pro !
nah very very nice of course, dont know if it suits an old racing bike but very good leather work indeed !
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby silverlight » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:32 pm

Very nice Mustang, great effort
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Semar » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:38 pm

I wonder if a bike is allowed to look so good? :shock:
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Jeffrotiger » Fri May 11, 2012 12:38 am

My Vitus 992 OVOID... Have had it for a year and bought it during my travels in Europe (France). It has a mixture of Shimano 600 & 105 components, Mavic Rims and Conti Ultra Sport Rubber.

It rides like a dream although I only ride it on the odd occasion as I would like to keep it in great condition for many years to come.... What do you guys think??

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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby LoveMiyata » Sat May 12, 2012 4:24 pm

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hope you don't mind... reposted your image as the link in your post wasn't working :)
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Sat May 12, 2012 4:45 pm

All Vitus are beautiful,are the decals "Vitus", I hav'nt seen that colour combination before?
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Sat May 12, 2012 4:51 pm

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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Jeffrotiger » Mon May 14, 2012 7:39 am

Yeah mate... Original Vitus 992 decals. I'll try get some more pics up soon.
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Jeffrotiger » Mon May 14, 2012 7:42 am

Cheers for reposting the pic btw....
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Jeffrotiger » Tue May 15, 2012 3:56 am

More pics of my 992 Ovoid... What would she be worth if I was to sell her??


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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Tue May 15, 2012 8:04 am

Looks VG/Mint condition.
A small size 992 in WA recently sold quickly for $1000.00, theres a 979 med size in Sydney for sale (AT) $1300.00, your model in the US are up to $1800.00.
Check the RHS fork for a lightly etched letter A, if it has this you are really laughing. :D
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Jeffrotiger » Tue May 15, 2012 8:22 am

Mustang wrote:Looks VG/Mint condition.
A small size 992 in WA recently sold quickly for $1000.00, theres a 979 med size in Sydney for sale (AT) $1300.00, your model in the US are up to $1800.00.
Check the RHS fork for a lightly etched letter A, if it has this you are really laughing. :D


Mustang wrote:Looks VG/Mint condition.
A small size in WA recently sold quickly for $1000.00, theres a 979 med size in Sydney for sale (AT) $1300.00, your model in the US are up to $2000.00


WOW!! Considering what I have spent on it seems like I could make myself a tidy profit. I only paid 50 bucks for the frame.

There are quite a few of 979's and a couple of 992's kicking about from time to time in France and the EU in general for a lot less than the prices you have quoted.

Mine is a "54 BTW... No "A" on the fork unfortunately... What does the "A" mean?
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Fri May 18, 2012 4:41 pm

[quote="Mine is a "54 BTW... No "A" on the fork unfortunately... What does the "A" mean?[/quote]

The "A" was lightly etched into some of the hand made pro frames. Not many around apparently.
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Wed May 23, 2012 8:12 am

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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:23 am

Argal Vitus For sale
Absolute bargain at $300.00???

And another
This one is relisted.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/280892439813?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
This one has a sus description? seems neglected, but starting bid is cheap!
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:38 am

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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:09 am

That tool bag is spectacularly beautiful mustang!
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:57 pm

ldrcycles wrote:That tool bag is spectacularly beautiful mustang!

Thank you, here is another, without hand stitching.
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:38 am

A rare bike from the Hetchins site, made from Vitus tubes; Rare Vitus/Hetchins
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby Mustang » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:32 am

Hey Munga,
All you need do to sell a Vitus frame is slap some vinyl on it !!!!! $770.00!!!! YIKES

Lolly Vitus frame
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Re: Vitus App'n Society

Postby munga » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:15 pm

Mustang wrote:Hey Munga,
All you need do to sell a Vitus frame is slap some vinyl on it !!!!! $770.00!!!! YIKES

Lolly Vitus frame


that's crazy.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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