This Co-Motion Pangea 26"-wheeled touring bike with S&S travel couplers is perfect for a shorter person looking for a high quality touring and travel bike. Standover height is ~28 inches. The seat tube measures ~45cm, and with the sloping top tube the frame has a good bit of size flexibility (Co-Motion calls this a 48cm in their frame specs on their website). It should comfortably fit someone between 4'9" and 5'3" or thereabouts.
Co-Motion is a leader in custom and semi-custom touring bike building and is known for its well-made bikes. Scroll down for the full build list and all measurements. Do a Web search and you'll find a lot of great reviews of the Pangea.
The paint job is a very cool purple to black fade. The bike is used (2009 build date) and shows some scratches on the frame, most of which have been touched up, and it looks fine from five feet away. I tried to catch all the blemishes in the photos. Otherwise it is in great condition.
My wife is the second owner of the bike (bought used from a bike shop). Sorry, an S&S case is NOT included in the sale (you will get the special S&S coupler spanner wrench, though).
Lots of photos (24) on my Craigslist ad at http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/5767221415.html
"Far from a mountain bike with a drop bar, the Pangea is designed with the stable, responsive touring geometry that has made Co-Motion an industry leader.
- Super-duty, extra-large diameter Reynolds 725 Steel tubing and rock-steady hand-built touring fork
- Long chain-stays, room for fat tires and fenders, plus fittings for three bottles, front and rear racks, and the toughness you need for your global touring expedition"
Co-Pilot travel option with S&S couplers
Reynolds 725 steel tubing
Frame size (measured) 45cm; Co-Motion calls this a "48cm" on their website, probably because the sloping top tube gives a lot of flexibility.
28" standover height
Seat tube: 45cm center-top, 40.5 center-center
Virtual top tube: 48 cm (sloping top tube)
Center seatpost to center handlebars: 58cm (with 110mm stem)
Full touring braze-ons, including front and rear rack and three bottle-cage mounts
Brakes: Avid SD-7 V-brakes
Brake levers: Cane Creek for drop bars
Rear derailleur: Shimano XTR M971, long cage
Front derailleur: Shimano XT M761
Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace bar-end, 9-speed, indexed w/friction override
Cassette: Shimano XT M770 11-34 9-speed
Chain: SRAM, 9-speed (recent, maybe 100 miles on it)
Crankset: Race Face Deus, 24/34/46 rings, 170mm arms
Headset: Chris King 1-1/8", black threadless
Wheelset: Shimano XT hubs on Sun Ryhno Lite rims
Skewers: Shimano XT
Tires: New WTB Slickasaurus 26x1.1 road tires (bike will accept really wide tires if you want, even up to MTB tires)
Handlebars: FSA Omega 42 cm
Stem: FSA OS150, 110mm x 6 deg., black, 4-bolt removable faceplate
Seatpost: Kalloy Uno Seraph, 29.8 x 350mm, black
Seat: Basic Terry "Sport" women's seat installed for test rides, will include if buyer wishes to keep it
Pedals: not included (well, I might have a set of Shimano XT SPDs in my garage that you can have if I can find them)
Misc: alloy QR seatpost binder; DaVinci cable splitters on all cables (except front brake); inline cable adjusters
Selling this bike for $1895. (For reference, a current Pangea with couplers would cost around $4,800.)
Located in the Philadelphia, Pa., area. Will consider shipping or meeting a buyer within a 1-1.5 hour drive. PayPal accepted for long-distance sale, with seller/buyer splitting the fee.
Although this is a 2009 model, it is very similar to the current model shown on Co-Motion's website at http://co-motion.com/bikes/pangea
. The main difference is the new model has disc brakes and is 10-speed instead of 9-speed (although the new model has downgraded the derailleurs to an XT rear and 105 front vs. XTR and XT on this bike). For touring, many prefer V-brakes over discs anyway, and the difference between 9- and 10-speed drivetrains is negligible.