Vitus threading question

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by C. Peak, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. C. Peak

    C. Peak Guest


    I was wondering if anyone can tell me whether all Vitus
    frames are threaded the same way. I owned one for the last
    five or so years, up until this morning when the top tube
    cracked. I enjoyed the frame while it lasted, and would like
    to get another Vitus frame. However, I've been given to
    believe that the threading on these bikes is a little
    idiosyncratic. Does anyone know whether, if I succeed in
    finding another 56 cm frame, it is guaranteed to fit my
    components? My old frame was of 979 tubing, and I think was
    made sometime in the mid 1980's.

    Thank you much, Chris

  2. Gonzo Bob

    Gonzo Bob New Member

    Feb 13, 2004
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    I also have a Vitus 979 from the mid-80's. I've never heard of the BB being threaded anything other than English but I suppose it's possible. I also think that some of the later models were spaced to 130mm at the rear dropout. Your 126mm rear hub would still work, but should be spaced out to 130mm for best results.