Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

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Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby The 2nd Womble » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:13 pm

I have found a Canadian company that supplies replacement top and down tubes ($100 each) for the repair, but I'm more than a little devo tonight. Is it worth repairing it or do I just chuck it out?

You can see the rippling on the underside of the downtube:
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Re: Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby drubie » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:53 am

If it was me I'd fix it. Hang the expense, they don't make them any more.
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Re: Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby Dan » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:58 am

Sell it to quang. He's happy to ride compromised frames.

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Postby spirito » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:56 am

It's time to retire that puppy ... :cry:

what size is it :?:
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Re: Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby spirito » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:57 am

Hang on: did you buy it like this :?:
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Postby munga » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:57 am

you can see a bit of a bend in the previous pics in the hard rubbish thread.
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Re: Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby The 2nd Womble » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:03 pm

It was bought for $20 at a metal recyclers and one of the guys rode one back in the day, so I was keen to get it and get out before the price skyrocketed.
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Postby spirito » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:26 pm

The 2nd Womble wrote:It was bought for $20 at a netal recyclers and one if tge guys rode one back in the day, so I was keen to get it and get out before the price skyrocketed.


$20 or a lot of teeth: which would you rather piss away?

Now what size? I might have one for you that's perfect & original that could be a better option that repair and sourcing tubes + postage from o/seas.
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Re: Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:32 pm

Dan wrote:Sell it to quang. He's happy to ride compromised frames.


I agree. Send it down if you dont wanna go ahead with repairing this frame. Is it a 55cm frame?

And is that damage on the right seat stay as well? Looks like something gouged out some material. I guess you didnt get the fork huh?
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Re: Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby dayne » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:40 pm

Throw it in the bin, hit up spirito for a new one.
Even if you do buy a new tube you will need glue and to dismantle the whole front triangle and re glue it all.
Do you really want that plus then who's to say it won't fall apart.

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Postby The 2nd Womble » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:15 pm

Spirito it's a 56 :) and QV just getting quotes on repairing this next week to see what the real ($) damage might be.
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Re: Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby munga » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:44 pm

one thing dubrat raised when i was discussing my broken vitus:

do you have a jig to make sure it's aligned correctly when you re-glue it?

until i find a friend with a table, mine's an ornament.
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Postby The 2nd Womble » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:14 pm

munga wrote:one thing dubrat raised when i was discussing my broken vitus:

do you have a jig to make sure it's aligned correctly when you re-glue it?

until i find a friend with a table, mine's an ornament.

this may be an option. Bugger risking a Carbone. They can rebuild for you and the prices ex freight are good.

http://www.guywires.com/vitusmain.htm
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Re: Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby PANZR » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:51 pm

Make it look nice and hang it up in your lounge or somewhere...just don't throw it out

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Re: Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby spirito » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:13 pm

The 2nd Womble wrote:Spirito it's a 56 :)


So's mine but yours is better becuase mine has some Spanish softdrink manufactuter's logo's all over it ... looks retarded.
Anyway, here's a pic of it from a mate of mine's flickr who I loaned it out to when he was visiting Sydney.
(I do have the original fork for it btw)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/6665804473/
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Postby munga » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:37 pm

spirito wrote:
The 2nd Womble wrote:Spirito it's a 56 :)


So's mine but yours is better becuase mine has some Spanish softdrink manufactuter's logo's all over it ... looks retarded.
Anyway, here's a pic of it from a mate of mine's flickr who I loaned it out to when he was visiting Sydney.
(I do have the original fork for it btw)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/6665804473/


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Re: Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:41 pm

I don't hate you so much now Dave. :wink:

Sorry to read this. :(
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Postby The 2nd Womble » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:43 pm

Mulger bill wrote:I don't hate you so much now Dave. :wink:

Sorry to read this. :(

Yeah :lol:
I wouldnt be a cycling nut if I hadnt taken the chance hey?
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Postby munga » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:04 pm

The 2nd Womble wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:I don't hate you so much now Dave. :wink:

Sorry to read this. :(

Yeah :lol:
I wouldnt be a cycling nut if I hadnt taken the chance hey?


too right. good way to look at it :D

wish i was that upbeat when mine failed.
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Re: Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:28 pm

The 2nd Womble wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:I don't hate you so much now Dave. :wink:

Sorry to read this. :(

Yeah :lol:
I wouldnt be a cycling nut if I hadnt taken the chance hey?


Weeeellll, the nut part was right :mrgreen:

Hope it comes good for yer mate, too pretty to not make the effort.
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Re: Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby Mustang » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:37 pm

munga wrote:one thing dubrat raised when i was discussing my broken vitus:

do you have a jig to make sure it's aligned correctly when you re-glue it?

until i find a friend with a table, mine's an ornament.

Joe Cosgrove in Brisbane does Vitus repairs. Apparently the glue goes off in a month, so the more he has the better.
He also has a frame jig.
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Postby The 2nd Womble » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:30 am

Mustang wrote:
munga wrote:one thing dubrat raised when i was discussing my broken vitus:

do you have a jig to make sure it's aligned correctly when you re-glue it?

until i find a friend with a table, mine's an ornament.

Joe Cosgrove in Brisbane does Vitus repairs. Apparently the glue goes off in a month, so the more he has the better.
He also has a frame jig.

Oooooh :shock: Hmmm... :wink:
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Re: Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby Dan » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:14 am

Dave, I'd check it fits and is comfortable before you go and spend loads of coin having it repaired.

Safe to say it'll be neither a cheap, nor speedy, repair.

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Postby The 2nd Womble » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:25 am

Trust me Dan, cost is numero uno factoro. I'm married to a book keeper. The one time I saw her drop change at the shops she bent down so quickly to pick it up it hit her in the back of the head. :?
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Re: Gutted. Newly acquired Vitus 979 Dural w. crash damage

Postby dayne » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:38 pm

It will be cheaper to buy spirito's.

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