Re: [CR]Re: WTB: Vitus 979 Frameset


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Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 13:39:54 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: WTB: Vitus 979 Frameset
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Peter Bridge wrote:
>
> steve wrote:
>
> "I am looking for a vitus 979 frameset. I ride a 50 or 51 cm frame measured
> center to center. I would prefer one with the more conventional seatpost
> binder instead of the screw that goes into the seatpost. gold and light
> blue are my prefered colors. If anyone has one you'd like to sell please
> let me know."
>
> steve,
>
> i'm a big fan of small vitus frames, but, just so you know -- the ones with
> the "more conventional" seatpost binder have a tendency to crack at the binder
> ears, so be sure to examine that area. the later style is actually
> structurally superior. if i recall correctly, the earlier style frames with the std
> post clamp also usually have one set of bottle bosses, rather than two.
>
> 2 cents' worth

Yes, the later style with the "grub screw" in the back of the seat lug worked great! The screw has a large floating steel ball with a large flat spot so the the flat surface presses against the seat post. The seat posts that came with these frames had a corresponding flat, machined down the back side of the post, for the flat of the screw end to press against.

I've ridden a couple of these since new in the 1980s and never had the seat post slip or any damage to the seat post from the screw.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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