Re: [Classicrendezvous] Vitus Tubing????


From: "Russ Fitzgerald" <rfitzger@emeraldis.com>
To: "Chris Beyer" <beyerc@mailserver.volvo.com>, "classicrendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Vitus Tubing????
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 23:03:05 -0500


If memory serves me, Rivendell still uses some Vitus tubes in some frames. They are apparently still around, still using steel.

I know it was available at least as early as 1973, as it was used on the repair of a frameset that was rebuilt that year with Vitus for top and seat tubes.

My perception is that the better Vitus stuff was as good as anything Reynolds made - but like all things French, it was vastly under-rated.

Russ Fitzgerald
Greenwood SC
rfitzger@emeraldis.com