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Mid 70s Vitus/Campag bike.(3 posts)

Mid 70s Vitus/Campag bike.karina73
Oct 15, 2003 5:31 PM
I have a really old Vitus titanium frame with mint condition Campag Record running gear on it. I recently replaced it with a Trek 5200 and I'm looking at selling it, but I'm not really sure what it's worth. It runs perfectly well, has down tube, non-indexed shifting, rolls nice and smooth.
I think you have aluminum, not titaniumStraightblock
Oct 17, 2003 11:03 AM
Most Vitus' were aluminum, but there were a few that had carbon main tubes. The tubes on both models were bonded into the aluminum lugs.

To estimate a value, try an eBay search for completed items matching "Vitus." If you're selling locally, you probably won't get top dollar, though.

Realistically, the components are worth more than the frame. The Vitus was known for being pretty flexy, and there were reports of frames coming unglued at the lugs. With that in mind, I'd be reluctant to buy it for the 20-25 year old frame, but if someone were building up a 70s Masi or DeRosa frame, it would make a nice donor bike & might get you a decent price.
re: Mid 70s Vitus/Campag bike.markkar
Oct 17, 2003 4:36 PM
Why sell? Why not keep for a back up / rainy day bike or convert to a fixed gear. There is a Vitus frame in the classifieds now for $150 and a complete Ultegra bike for $1500. The vintage Campy stuff is going to be worth more than the bike itself. It wouldn't cost that much to convert to Shimano 105 to bring into the 20th century. What about a triple chainring bike? I have a 80's Vitus now and am in process of building up a Trek 5500. To me, old bikes are hardly worth selling. Just some thoughts.