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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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.

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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.

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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,

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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.

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Re: My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby V2rocketeer » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:07 am

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Hey Mate how's that Patagonia treating you? I still love mine

Bear
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Re: My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby brumby33 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:23 pm

V2rocketeer wrote:
brumby33 wrote:
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Hey Mate how's that Patagonia treating you? I still love mine

Bear



Hey Bear, loving this new Patagonia, money well spent i reckon, just haven't had the opportunity to do any touring on it yet but that'll come eventually I hope. It makes a great ride to work bike that's for sure and those Hydraulic brakes are bloody awesome, they've save my neck a few times now and heaps better than the set up on the 2013 model. I've got it well set up for fully loaded touring now, got all the gear although thinking of buying some light weight camping gear that i can use on the bicycle as well as my motorcycle but i'll do with what i have for the moment.

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Re: My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby V2rocketeer » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:46 pm

brumby33 wrote:
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brumby33 wrote:
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Hey Mate how's that Patagonia treating you? I still love mine

Bear



I've got it well set up for fully loaded touring now, got all the gear although thinking of buying some light weight camping gear that i can use on the bicycle as well as my motorcycle but i'll do with what i have for the moment.

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Hi Brumby

My wife and I are planning on Norway this year for a month but we haven't got far yet.. Still trying to get as light as possible and figure out how to transport the bikes.

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Re: My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby brumby33 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:51 pm

I think getting to Norway from Australia would be the challenge...I think you might have to get to Germany or even to Heathrow first then to Oslo...not sure if there's any direct flights. Noel has a video on the Vivente website on how to pack up the bikes in a standard large bike box. You going all the way to Northkape (however it's spelt)
A couple of Videos on the Norway trip from Bicycle Touring Pro-Darren Alff to wet the appetite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIJHR68SJ0M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5juRhhWBXk&t=345s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G43VDLKj-o

Half your luck....sounds like an awesome trip....Darren has a lot of Videos on that part of the world so have a look at a few others and pick up some tips.

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Re: My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby V2rocketeer » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:48 am

Hey Brumby

I just booked our flights to Tromso in July. We have 6 weeks to explore The Lofoten's and travel about by 2 wheels. What an epic effort to confirm and pre pay bikes all the way there and back,, but it is done.. We are going to be in Norway this July

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Re: My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby brumby33 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:07 pm

V2rocketeer wrote:Hey Brumby

I just booked our flights to Tromso in July. We have 6 weeks to explore The Lofoten's and travel about by 2 wheels. What an epic effort to confirm and pre pay bikes all the way there and back,, but it is done.. We are going to be in Norway this July

Bear



I'm jealous much bear....will you have a blog of your trip?
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Re: My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby V2rocketeer » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:45 am

brumby33 wrote:

I'm jealous much bear....will you have a blog of your trip?


I'm not much of a vlogger or blogger as my rsi and carpel kill my hands but we will try a little something. We have a youtube channel
Bear and Rue's Cycling Adventures
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPy-CM ... MJXVZ3xADw

But I warn you we are very much amateurs on these sorts of Vlogging lol

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Re: My New Vivente Patagonia

Postby brumby33 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:00 pm

Ahh yes i know the one...where you did your Patagonia review.

Good review by the way....even the dog and cockatoos loved giving you a hard time lol

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