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Vivante Super-DLX

Old 06-02-15, 12:19 PM
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Vivante Super-DLX

I saw this bike abandoned by a bus stop in Ottawa. It looks old and most likely cheap (hi-ten steel, I think), but I'm open to being wrong. The Suntour barcons are not something one sees every day. Has anyone seen this make before. Mr. Google didn't turn up anything informative for me.



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Old 06-02-15, 07:02 PM
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It's not a "bottom dweller" bike, as it at least has forged rear dropouts.
Never heard of the brand, but the graphics on the down tube looks kinda cool!
I think it's actually worth saving this bike, as long as the rust termites hasn't gotten a good bite at it yet, and everything's straight.
Keep us posted, in case you decide to save it from a slow, rusty, cruel death at the bus stop sidewalk.......
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Old 06-02-15, 08:52 PM
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Looks like an interesting bike. The bars are intriguing, look like dirt drops. It'd be worth snagging just for the parts.
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Old 06-02-15, 11:46 PM
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Probably worth investing in some bolt cutters to liberate it. If you want to take on a real project. The weather has clearly not been kind to this old frame.

If you just want a decent old bike to ride instead, then ignore this one; it needs an awful lot to get going.
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Old 06-03-15, 07:43 AM
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Thanks for the input. I, too, was thinking about picking it up for the parts, mostly for the cockpit (bars, levers, shifters and stem). The rest of the drivetrain is a mix of Suntour (derailleurs) and SR (crankset). It has been sitting close to a road for many years, I suspect, and a few Ottawa winters of road salting plus the elements have probably reduced the frame to scrap steel. I will post an update.
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While the frame is cool looking, it is, as you say, most likely, toast. That being said...the parts absolutely would be worth it...a free bike with great handlebars and bar end shifters? If nothing else works, it is worth it for just those two parts!
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