This is my favorite bike. I would be keeping it, but I am upgrading to a Waterford heavy touring bike. I used it as a touring bike, but strip the fenders off and it would be an excellent bike for entry level cyclocross racing. Go almost any where you can take a mountain bike, only faster.
The bike has been stored indoors so it is in great shape. It has a steel frame and fork, so the ride quality blows the doors off of any aluminum bike. Recently rebuilt with new cluster, chain, bottom bracket, tires, and repacked hubs (new bearings and grease). Lots of aftermarket parts: 9 speed LX rear dearileur, LX cluster, Durace barcon shifters, RX-100 brake levers, and fenders. I have some other bike parts we could negotiate for. Yes, the bike is in great mechanical shape.
Includes Old Man Mountain rear rack and Jand front rack. Yes, I toured on it.
49cm frame would fit rider under 5'-7". $500 or best offer. We can discuss shipping. I live near Detroit.
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