Vivente Randonneur

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Re: Vivente Randonneur

Postby Lonerider1968 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:44 pm

I have never had a buckled wheel and I am a heavy rider that is not gentle on my bike/s. The beauty of rock solid, hand built wheels I guess.
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Re: Vivente Randonneur

Postby Wingnut » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:51 am

Really? My wheel builder of over forty years mustn't be as good as yours ;)

Oh and I like the fact I don't have to rebuild my wheels when the rims wear down (I like to use other brands than Rigida)...

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Re: Vivente Randonneur

Postby Lonerider1968 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:55 am

Well, not entirely true......... Had my Velocity Deep V,s tweaked after some 15,000 k's a few weeks ago not that they were buckled.

CSS Andras....... No rim wear full stop as yet and highly unlikely to be....... We'll see....... First time I have used them.
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Re: Vivente Randonneur

Postby rog7681 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:13 am

australiantourer wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:
rog7681 wrote:Yes, discs are on both ends this year...
http://www.viventebikes.com/main/page_p ... tolia.html


Just briefly on the discussion of how many gears you need to tour, I have recently committed the heresy of converting my vwr from nine to eight speed -- mainly to get a quieter transmission. My mantra: when riding my bike on a quiet country road, all I want to hear is tyre noise. My 7 speed mongoose hybrid has provided this for almost 20 years. Thin chains on busy rear clusters cost more, are less robust and in my experience are likely to be making noise that I resent -- subtle, but it's there. It's unnecessary, and mainly a result of marketing hype arising from a race-oriented industry.

imho!

I'm very happy with the conversion. The nine speed bar end selectors are up for sale, btw. I sure don't need 'em.


Out of interest... When you changed over to an 8 speed, did you have to change anything with the front rings?

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Re: Vivente Randonneur

Postby australiantourer » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:03 pm

zilch!

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Re: Vivente Randonneur

Postby octagonalman » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:56 pm

I've finally gotten around to giving the trekking bar/Deore derailleur version the clearance it needs:

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Finally there's no derailleur cage striking the crank arm when in the highest gear and tuned to avoid chain rub.

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