Available now at our Chorlton workshop is this wickedly fast 1985 Vitus 979 Duralinox 51cm vintage road bike.  Based around one of the most successful racing frames of all time, the retro-futuristic 979 is one of my all-time favourites particularly in this small size, blending compliance and stiffness in a beautiful lightweight package.  Built in the DRC workshop from frame up, this sub 9kg streak features handbuilt wheels, 14 speed Shimano 500EX drivetrain and a lovely leather Selle C2 saddle.  New cassette, chain, cables, bottom bracket, bar tape, seatpost and brakes.  STI brifters available as optional extras, rather than downtube shifters.

Frame & Fork: 51cm Vitus 979 Duralinox

Headset: Sachs

Handlebar & Stem: Sakae Ringyo Custom Road Champion

Brake Calipers: Tektro dual pivot (new)

Brake Pads: BBB cartridge (new)

Brake Levers: Shimano 500EX

Shifters: Shimano 500EX

Front Derailleur: Shimano 500EX

Rear Derailleur: Shimano 500 EX

Cassette: Shimano 7 speed 11-28 (new)

Chain: SRAM (new)

Chainset: Sakae Ringyo Silstar 52/42

Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN55 (new)

Rims: Rigida (NOS)

Hubs: Shimano Exage

Spokes: stainless steel (new)

Tyres: Continental Gatorskin 700 x 23c

Saddle: Selle Italia C2 leather

Seatpost: Ergotec 25.0mm (new)

Seatpost Binder: Campagnolo

+ New cables, bar tape and inner tubes