HPVelotechnik Speedmachine

Discussion in 'For Sale and Auction' started by Fiona N, 18 May 2010.

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  1. Fiona N

    Fiona N Veteran

    Sadly, economics force me to sell my Speedmachine to fund the new bike so I'm offering it here first before widening the sale to YACF/Velovision etc. and Ebay.

    There's an album of photos under my username so I've only put the basic one here: [​IMG]

    The spec is as follows:
    - 26/20 inch rear/front wheels, Alex semi-deep section rims with Schwalbe Marathon Slicks (in very good condition);
    - Front and rear (No-squat) suspension;
    - Underseat steering with variable length and tilt adjustment;
    - 27 speed with Shimano derailleurs and bar-end shifters;
    - Triple crankset - TA Vega with 160mm cranks - as this will not suit all, I will include the original triple with 170mm cranks so the buyer has the option at no additional expense;
    - Specialized double-sided spd-compatible pedals (my addition. The standard pedals are horrible rat-trap things but the buyer is welcome to these as well if required);
    - Avid BB7 front and rear mechanical disk brakes (far superior to the standard V-brakes which are badly located for wet-weather performance);
    - HP Bodylink adjustable seat with head rest and choice of standard foam pad or Airflow seat pad (shown in the 'seat' photo) - seller will get both with the bike;
    - Cateye wireless speedo
    - HPV standard rear pannier rack and Ortlieb hardshell waterproof rack box (see 'tail box' photo) - attaching this directly to the rack means that panniers can't be used so there is also a supplementary set of pannier bars (also shown in the photo) that mount under the rack box;

    If the buyer thinks they may use the Speedmachine for fast day rides without the pannier rack, I have a custom-made 'rucksac' which holds basic tools, waterproof and a 70oz Camelbak bladder suspended behind the seat but clear of the suspension and back wheel. Yours for the asking!

    The whole bike is thoroughly maintained and in excellent condition - there are scratches on the side of the seat, the pannier rack and corners of the USS bars from (possibly inevitable) falls but these have all be while stationary (i.e. I lost my balance at junctions usually while craning forwards looking for cars) - no other prangs or accidents.

    The total set-up would cost around £3000 new, without including the Ortlieb box and the other odds and ends, so I am looking for offers over £1750.

    Delivery will be sorted out to mutual convenience

    Please feel free to PM me for better/more photos and any other information. E.g. I realise I haven't put the gearing - I can't remember off-hand what the chainrings are - but it's low enough that my speed falls below practical for balancing before I run out of gears :smile:

    Thanks for your interest
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    Fiona N

    Fiona N Veteran

    Withdrawn from sale :biggrin:
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