My New Vivente Patagonia

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My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby brumby33 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:14 am

After much tossing and turning on which configuration to buy for my new bike, there's no way I could go past another Vivente, they are the best value for money tourer available in Australia IMHO.

I already have an earlier 2013 model which would be the similar configuration as the Anatolia but with front cable disc and rear canti brakes and with the humpert horn bars (trekking bars) I didn't mind the trekking bars but they still didn't give me enough hand positions and the drop bars give me more and are wider whereas the trekking bars with the rapidfire shifters seamed to be more a MTB width...I'm not a skinny fella :roll:

In another thread I pointed out that I was a bit undecided whether to go to Dura-ace bar end shifters or brifters, but I decided to go with the barends, I'm a bit of a traditionalist and actually starting to enjoy using the barends and they just look "Tourer" to me :)
This one has the Hydraulic Discs which are self adjusting and jeez they feel goooood!!

I haven't got the front pannier racks on this yet as I noticed that the forks on my older Vivente are much different to my new one as are the mounting points so I'm going to get Omafiets bike shop to do it for me as they have done many. They are a Touring bike specialist shop.

Anyway....heres the new steed, can't wait to have the time to give it a good try-out, but I'm now riding it to work to get more familar with the new set-up.

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Cheers

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Re: My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:07 pm

Very nice Brumby I always hate new things they look so nice until broken in and dirty then I don't care.

Ricky

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Re: My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby brumby33 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:18 pm

}SkOrPn--7 wrote:Very nice Brumby I always hate new things they look so nice until broken in and dirty then I don't care.

Ricky


:lol: :lol: Yeah....all my bikes get cleaned often, my poor little Toyota Corolla is filthy, hasn't been washed since last Summer :oops:
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Re: My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby rifraf » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:54 pm

Enjoy the new steed.

Happy spinning
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Re: My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby david_summers » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:58 pm

Hi Brumby,

I've been looking at your 2013 Vivente Touring bike on ebay and trying to get in contact with you, but I'm not having any luck.

I'm quite interested in buying it. Could you call me on: 0417 806 587.

Cheers,

David

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Re: My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby brumby33 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:34 am

Thanks for the contact David....see you in a couple of weeks :)
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Re: My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby brumby33 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:30 am

My old Vivente sold to the guy who contacted me here, so hopefully he will enjoy riding it round Europe next year.
Perfect bike for it...i sure do miss it already but i'll get over it :lol:

Good luck on your trip David, looking forward to hear about it.

Cheers

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