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198? VITUS 979 - INTRO

FINDING THE VITUS 979

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VITUS 979 - INTRODUCTION

ONE GREAT FRENCH BICYCLE!

Few bicycles have impressed me as much as this made in France  eighties something Vitus 979.  This glued together bicycle was a treat to ride but a bit too flexible for a guy my size.  Even though the Vitus fit like a glove and rode like a charm, I decided to let the bicycle go.  Although I must admit that I do miss the wonderful ride.  I will always keep an eye out for another Vitus, though I know in my heart that such a flexible bicycle is not for me.  I am positive that sooner or later, I would break the frame set.

I have owned several made in France bicycles, including Peugeot, Gitane, Le Jeune, Mercier, Monfort and even an Automoto.  Not one of those other bicycles could hold a candle to the quality of the Vitus, both in ride and presentation.  The Vitus 979 was and still is a gem!  And it might well have been the lightest vintage road bicycle to ever be included in my humble collection, rivalled only by a similar vintage Italian ALAN that also came in under the twenty pound mark

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