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Decathlon Prestige

Bike tags: Road bike | decathlon | vitus | Vitus 979 | wolber
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vitus 979/ 54cm/ 1991

3ttt competition/ PRO stem

vitus 979 fork/ headset Shimano 105SC

Pelissier P2000 professionnel hubs (36 holes)/ Wolber profil rim, flat spokes/ Vittoria competition tube

Pelissier P2000 professionnel hubs (36 holes)/Wolber profil rim, flat spokes/ Hutchinson neo-pro tube

Shimano AX Dura-Ace/ Shimano BB-UN73

Saddle San Marco Concor with titanium rails/ Seatpost Selcof (25mm)

Shimano AX DynaDrive/ Shimano chain HG-70

Shimano 105SC 7 speeds

Shimano 105SC brakes/ Tektro R200 levers

Maillard sprocket 7v (13/23)

This was originally a Decathlon Prestige I purchased in 2003 with few kms, based on the Vitus 979 frame with a full 105SC Group, white San Marco Rolls saddle and Wolber GTX2 clincher wheels with 105CS hubs. I replaced many parts, putting a set of very light set of artisanal tubular wheels. The bike is about 8.8kgs including the pedals.

People who friended this bike 8vpete, Splined, campystamp, Jon-one

sexy ... !

I really dig that color !!
(But IMHO you shouldn't call this thoroughbred "Decathlon", that sounds a bit cheap for a Vitus 979 - after all 8,8kg is/was *pro* stuff ...!)


actually it was a common anodized color for 979 and also 992 frames at that time. Decathlon sold interesting high range models based on these frames for a good price but with good equipments, and they are quite rare to find (the model above this one was a 992 equipped with Dura-Ace). The original weight was about 9.4kgs, which was quite light around the 90's, but I found some special handmade wheels which happen to be very light, even if I don't like to use tubular tires for practical reasons..

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