RE: [CR]Do Vitus 979 and Vitus Aluminum age well?

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From: "Alison, Sam" <>
To: 'dan kasha' <>,
Subject: RE: [CR]Do Vitus 979 and Vitus Aluminum age well?
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 16:16:40 +0200

The problems with Vituses (Viti?), were not only the bonds, but the narrow gauge aluminium tubes which were flexible, fatigued quickly, and were quite prone to breakage. Whether or not you should get one I would say depends highly on what you want to do with it. If it's a restoration you're looking at, with a view to little if any riding, it's obviously not that great a concern. If you want a bike you can ride regularly and with confidence, you should either get one you KNOW has had low miles - or look at different types of bikes.

Sam Alison Prague, CZ

-----Original Message----- From: dan kasha [] Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 5:06 AM To: Subject: [CR]Do Vitus 979 and Vitus Aluminum age well?

I always liked the look of the Vitus Aluminum bikes, and the 979, and am thinking of getting one. But I was wondering if there was any concern about the aging of tbe tube bonds. I would not want to get one if there are issues with the bond over time.

I bet there are a lot of thoughts out there about this, and I am interested in hearing them all.

Thanks Dan Kasha Salt Lake City

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