Yeah, I bought the Viva. Well, sort of, as I will pick it up and pay for it on Tuesday. Dutch Bike Co. are going to clean it, take off the rust on the handlebars, and get it tuned up. I’m adding a pair of Portland Dan ergo grips. Later, I’ll up the kickstand quotient.
Yea, Viva Kilo!
For anyone interested, there are several shops in Canada that have Vivas, including this one: http://jvbike.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_99_8
They don’t sell the Kilo, but they do sell other Viva products.
I’ll update on the Creme’s return later.
Now, for The Panasonic. It’s for sale. Here are the details. Email me if interested. If no one here is, I’ll put it up on Craigslist for more $.
Color: Purple Fade
Components: all original Suntour GPX. 14-speeds, indexed or friction shifting.
Changes made: the bike has a Nitto Technomic stem (the original stem will be included in the sale), new Fizik bartape, new MKS Sylvan Touring Pedals (the original clipped pedals will also be included), vintage Selle Italia Ladies Turbo saddle and new tires. I will even throw in the original gumwall Pasellas if someone wants them.
Condition: very good, almost mint. I bought it in as near-mint as I think it’s possible for a bike to come that’s been assembled. I have since put about 500 miles on it. There are two paint chips that I’ve located, one of which was there when I bought it. The bike was tuned up when I bought it, including fresh grease and new brake pads. It is in perfect mechanical condition. I will give it a good wipe-down before it goes out. The saddle is worn, but in great condition. I’ll give it a quick polish and throw the Kiwi white polish in with it.
Cost: $250, firm. If you are local, that’s it. If you aren’t, it will be packed by Dutch Bike Co. for $50. Postage? Tell me where you are, and we’ll figure it out.
Also available: My black Carradice Barley and Bagman QR Sport. Sold as a pair: $100. Shipping to be determined. Both in near-new condition.