|The Viva Juliett is a Danish-made 7-speed.|
The Viva Juliett is currently on sale at Nashbar for $970. Viva is a small Danish company that was started in 2006 by Lars Andersen.
First I was struck by the beauty and elegance of this bike: the intricate design on the chaincase, the spokes on the rear fender where, traditionally, the skirt guard/coat protector would be, the rear carrier which appears to be wound with bamboo. Then I was impressed that it's available for less than $1,000.
The Juliett comes with dynamo lights and roller brakes (which should make Mr. Hembrow happy). Here are the specs:
|CHAINRINGS||42 t alloy|
|CHAIN COVER||Viva Signature alloy cover|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Cartridge bearing, allen bolt|
|PEDALS||Viva classic pedal|
|RIMS||Viva 700c alloy|
|FRONT HUB||Sturmey Archer drumbrake/dynamo|
|REAR HUB||Shimano 7 speed Rollerbrake or 3 speed coaster|
|TIRE||Schwalbe Delta Cruiser. Kevlar on Entry model|
|INNER TUBE||Presta valve|
|SADDLE||Gyes leather saddle. Vinyl on entry models|
|SEATPOST||Alloy 26,2 mm|
|CARRIER||Viva design alloy|