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? Can anyone provide A Brief History of Vitus Steel...(6 posts)

? Can anyone provide A Brief History of Vitus Steel...der sprockets
Feb 8, 2002 9:14 AM
tubing, in the 60-80's period. I am trying to figure out if my tubing is reasonably good stuff. I have 676 series (I think), and 898 series. Any knowledgable Francophiles out there? Thanks in advance, Sprockets
re: ? Can anyone provide A Brief History of Vitus Steel...curlybike
Feb 8, 2002 12:43 PM
I have a bike made with Vitus Steel (GTI) by HH Racing in Media, Pa. Give him a call, 1-610-565-6023 He closes at 8 tonite.
re: ? Can anyone provide A Brief History of Vitus Steel...curlybike
Feb 8, 2002 12:44 PM
I forgot to say that it has a wonderful feel with little flex that I can feel. Rides great and comfy. Sorry, duh
Vitus Steel?? I thought Vitus just made Al. bikes??rubble
Feb 8, 2002 2:47 PM
I've a late 1980's Vitus 979 screwed and glued aluminum frame. (Actually, HH of philly took it apart and reglued it for me once). Great bike, great frame (at least in a 52 cm size). But I thought these aluminum frames were what made Vitus famous, what's this about a steel frame?
Vitus Steel?? I thought Vitus just made Al. bikes??curlybike
Feb 8, 2002 3:03 PM
The steel was not well known here in the US, but it is really good stuff.
re: ? Can anyone provide A Brief History of Vitus Steel...walter
Feb 8, 2002 6:45 PM
Motobecane, probably the top French line during that time, (all due respect to Puegeot) used Vitus steel on their higher level bikes until you got to the top of the line and then they switched to Reynolds 531 or Columbus. Whether they did this for quality or marketing reasons I don't know.

The top Puegeot of this period was 531 though they used Vitus quite abit as well.