Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Novara Randonee Touring Bike - $300

Novara is a "house brand" of REI, and they've offered nice bikes for many years.  The Randonee has been a popular entry level touring bike for many, many years, and this one dates to the late 80s.  A lugged steel frame and Shimano components, along with sturdy wheels and front and rear racks make this a very affordable bike to try out bike touring.  Load it up with a tent, sleeping bag and panniers, and you're ready to ramble to your heart's content.  Touring bikes also make ideal commuter bikes... just put some fenders on, panniers for your work stuff, and away you go.  The size is 57cm.

Cannondale Road Bike - $500

Here's a nice example of a mid-80s Cannondale road bike in very good condition.  Light and stiff, these bikes really respond when you pedal hard.  Measuring 56cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the top tube, with a welded aluminum frame and cro-moly fork.  Equipped mostly with Shimano components and indexed shifting, a fun bike to ride.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Brompton P6L-X SUPERLIGHT - was $1995, NOW $1800!

We rarely get used Bromptons in the store, and when we get them, they sell quickly.  We have NEVER had a used Superlight in the store before, and new Superlights are in short supply, so this bike could be quite the find for the right person.  Superlights have a titanium fork and rear frame, along with a few other lighter bits to shave about 2 pounds off the weight of the bike. With the P-type handlebars, 6 speed drive train, front carrier block for Brompton bags, EazyWheels, Brooks saddle, and Origin8 saddlebag, this bike would sell new for over $2550 today.  Very low miles, you can still see some of the molding lines on the tires.  A very nice bike for the price!

Tern Link D8 w/Trolley Rack - was $600, NOW $540!

Probably the most popular model from Tern since they were introduced in 2012, the Link D8 is a nice riding bike with a simple, quick fold.  This particular one has the optional Trolley Rack installed, which both allows you to carry items while riding AND adds a set of rollers to roll the bike while folded. There's even a cover incorporated into the design to cover your bike while in transit.  Other extras include a pump and water bottle cage.  New, without extras, the D8 sells for $700, and the Trolley Rack is typically $150, so this is a very good deal on this package.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Trek Soho Commuter bike w/upgrades - was $1300, now $1200!

If you're looking for a great deal on a fully equipped commuter bike, look no further. This Soho comes with belt drive (cleaner and quieter than a chain), an 8 speed internally geared hub with roller brake, front disc brake, chain guard, fenders and a rear rack. The original owner had it upgraded with a Shimano dynamo hub and Supernova lights front and rear.  All told, new this bike would have sold for $1700. Given the great condition it's in and all the extra features, this is a very good deal.  A 22.5" frame, so it's for taller riders. Come on in and check it out!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Specialized Crossroads Hybrid - $399

A really solid hybrid, perfect for commuting or fun rides on the trail. Comes with rear rack, handlebar ends, mirror, and panniers for carrying your stuff.  Very well maintained and cared for.  Frame size is 50 cm.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Specialized Dolce Road Bike - $450

A nice little road bike designed for a woman. Size is 48cm (seat tube) with a 50.6cm top tube, and it has a lot of height on the handlebars for a road bike.  Equipped with Shimano STI shifting and a triple crankset to help you get up those hills. If your a woman of short stature, come on in and check it out!

Kidz Tandem, Road Model - $2000

Here's a fun version of the Kidz Tandem... set up as a road bike with drop bars front and rear. This bike was enjoyed for several years by a dad and his son, but the young man has outgrown it, so they've asked us to sell it here.  This one also comes with a set of upright bars for the kid and stem riser for the captain.  New, without those extras, the bike sells for $2400... and is currently unavailable, so here's a rare chance to get one!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bike Friday Pocket Tourist - $650 ($750 with travel case!)

Here's a nice travel bike for a very good price!  Bike Friday is well known for their packable bikes, which easily go into a suitcase that you can check as luggage.  This bike is in excellent shape and ready for your next travel adventure.

We also have the Bike Friday travel case that came with the bike.  $150 on it's own, or $750 for the bike AND the case!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bike Friday with Suitcase/Trailer Rig - was $1200, NOW $1000!

A very nice older Bike Friday travel bicycle, in excellent shape.  Included in the price is a suitcase for packing the bike AND the Bike Friday trailer kit that converts the suitcase into a trailer for your stuff.  Very handy for the touring and traveling cyclist.  This feature alone is now $500 from Bike Friday.  The bike is a small one, best for those 5'-2" or shorter, I'd say.  It comes with a variety of extras, including a taller stem, to fit a rider who is a bit taller.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bike Friday Tandem Two'sDay - $3200

A very nice folding, packable travel tandem from Bike Friday. For a quick fold, the front and rear ends tuck under with quick releases, and the frame breaks down for packing.  The whole bike can fit in two suitcases!  Custom specified, this one has lots of high end components.  This one was sized for a captain of 5'7" and a stoker of 5'3", so if you're in that ballpark, this is the bike for you.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thule Vertex 2 bike hitch rack - $200

Here's a nice rack to put on your vehicle, assuming it has either a 1 1/4" or 2" receiver hitch.  Carries two bikes and the arms fold out of the way when you don't need them.  The main arm also lowers out of the way to access your trunk or hatch area.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Lightning R84 Recumbent - $2200

Here's a bike you don't see very often!  A short wheelbase, above seat steering recumbent with a carbon fiber frame. High quality components all around, with a light frame and wheels. New these sell for over $6000, so here's a chance to get one for a lot less.

This bike is a large, and according to Lightning suitable for riders with an x-seam of 41" - 44.5", inseam of 29" - 33",  and height of 5'-7" - 6'-1".


Friday, October 18, 2013

Linus Roadster Sport 3 speed - $500

Linus makes a range of what I call "stylish city bikes" ... attractive, practical bikes with internally geared hubs, fenders and racks.  Perfect for running errands, shopping, or just enjoying the trail.  Here's a virtually new one, in excellent condition, for only $500.  New, this bike sells for $665.

Phat Cycles 3 speed cruiser - $325

Comfortable, simple, and stylish sums it up for this bike... a smooth riding three speed cruiser for easy summer rides.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

'80s Peugeot Road Bike $500 - NOW $400 OBO

Here's a very nice older lugged steel Peugeot road bike from the 1980s.  One of the challenges with Peugeot bikes is they never really embraced the idea of putting model names or numbers actually ON the bike, so we're not 100% sure of the identity of this bike.  As near as Tim could figure out, we're looking at a mid-80s PGN-10, a couple of steps from the top of the line of the era.  Nice double butted Vitus steel tubing, alloy components from Stronglight, Simplex, and Weinmann, with upgraded wheels. The wheels have Campagnolo Record hubs and Mavic rims with "sewup" tires.  If you don't know, sewups are the classic racing tires that are glued to the rims. These tires are going to have to be replaced or repaired, but the wheels themselves are in very good shape.  The frame size is 63cm/25", for you tall folks.