Wednesday, July 20, 2011

For Sale: Fixed Gear Snow/Ice Bike

I know most of the U.S. is broiling in a heatwave right now and at this instant it's almost looking like summer here in Issaquah. So probably nobody is thinking about snow. And this is probably the worst time of year to sell a winter bike. But I have a new bike in the incoming queue and not enough money in the bank. My bad timing can be your gain. If you want a fun machine for winter riding, I have a deal for you!

I originally wrote about Special Ed here and I explained why I think fixed gear bikes are awesome on ice here. While I stand by those words, I need to clear out a bike to make room for my new bike (details coming soon!) It's time for Special Ed to move on. Here are the details:

The frame is a 16" Specialized Stumpjumper made of butted Tange Cr-Mo.

The tires are 26*1.9" Nokian Mountain Ground carbide-studded tires with plenty of life left in 'em.

The drivetrain is a low, 34 tooth ring with a 20 tooth rear fixed cog, The cranks are Shimano Deore, so you can easily swap to a bigger front ring if you want taller gearing.

This is not exactly a hipster machine, it comes with functional front and rear brakes.

It also comes with big Mongoose pinned BMX pedals (good for biking in boots).

The saddle is a Salsa labeled WTB Rocket V.

The grips are Ergons with some sort of generic bar-ends.

The bike comes with a Blackburn mountain rack and custom ugly coroplast fenders.

This is an awesome foul-weather bike but really my Octocog can deal with everything I need to plow through these days. So Special Ed needs a new home. If you have room in your heart and garage for a new bike and a spare $200 in your wallet, this special bike can be yours. If you can pick up in the Seattle area, the bike is a flat $200 and I'd prefer to sell it locally. If I have to ship it, I'll charge you shipping costs plus an extra $25 to box the bike.

Summer won't last forever, so get your winter bike now! A few more pictures of the bike can be seen here.

Keep 'em rolling,

Kent "Mountain Turtle" Peterson
Issaquah WA USA
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