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Classifieds / 60cm Co-Motion Nor’Wester Tour Co-Pilot
« on: April 02, 2011, 09:04:22 pm »
60cm Co-Motion Nor’Wester Tour Co-Pilot (with S&S Machine Bicycle torque couplers and Co-Pilot Hybrid Travel Case)
- purchased new in 2009, 60cm
- Color: Metallic Dark Green
- Treated thoroughly with JP Weigle Frame Saver before being built
- Excellent condition: Two small paint chips on top tube, but very well-cared for and always stored indoors when not being ridden

Wheelset: hand built by Rich Lesnik for Rivendell Bicycle
- Front Wheel/Hub: Phil Wood sealed bearing hub laced to a 32-hole Velocity Synergy rim with DT Swiss14/15 gauge DB spokes.
- Rear Wheel/Hub: Phil Wood sealed bearing hub laced to a 36-hole Velocity Synergy asymmetric rim with DT Swiss 14/15 gauge DB spokes.
-Schwalbe Marathon Racer 700x30c tires (molding nibs still on them)

Drivetrain: approximately 200 miles on this drivetrain (and the entire bike for that matter)
- Shimano 9-speed bar-end shifters
- Shimano Deore LX 44/32/22 crankset
- Shimano Deore XT front derailleur
- Shimano Deore XT Shadow rear derailleur
- Shimano 9-speed cassette 12-34
- Wipperman Connex 9-speed chain

Other Parts:
-Nitto Noodle handlebar
-Planet Bike Protégé 9.0 bike computer
-Large Ding-Dong (Avon Calling!)Bell
-Velo Orange SS Retro bottle cages
- Kalloy aluminum seatpost
- Chris King NoThreadSet headset
- Tektro Aero Brake Levers
- Avid Single Digit 7 V-brakes front and rear with double compound Kool-Stop pads
- SKS fenders with rubber mudguard extensions

Not included: pedals and saddle and rear rack (only quick attachments are visible in the photos).

Background:  In the summer of 2009, I built this custom touring bike from personally selected components with a several-month cross-country grand tour in mind for the spring of 2010.  It cost a total of $4000+ but I knew I had an ultra-reliable bike for My Grand Tour.  Unfortunately fate threw a dog under my front wheel in March of 2010 (different bike).  After ten days in the hospital and some titanium internal bracing, I spent three months in a wheelchair and another six months learning how to ride again which pretty much blew the rest of 2010.  In trying to train this year, I have come to the realization that after 6+ decades of life I just don’t heal the way I used to and the probability of my doing any long distance touring is remote.  As a consequence I am selling my prize touring bike and move to a mount that is more appropriate for the shorter distances I am able to do now.  I am willing to sell the bike in its entirety or sell just the frame and wheels separately to use the remaining components to build the new steed.
These photos show details of the bike.

Pricing: The current price for a Co-Motion Nor’Wester Tour is $3376 (frameset $1695).  Add $700 for the S&S couplers, $360 for the Case, and $79 for the padding kit and it comes to a total of $4515 and that’s without the bombproof Phil Woods wheels!  (Or a total of $2834 for just the frame, S&S couplers, travel case, and padding kit)

Entire Bike, Travel Case and Padding Kit - $3400 for the above bicycle (minus pedals, saddle, and rack) including the travel case, shipped to you in the continental United States or $3100 for local pickup in Middle Tennessee.

Frame, Travel Case and Padding Kit - $2400 (I will include the brake and derailleur cable quick connects also)

Wheels: rear wheel:  Velocity Synergy Asymmetrical 36h rim/Phil Wood hub and front wheel: Velocity Synergy 32h rim /Phil Wood hub -- $650 (2 near-new Schwalbe Marathon 700 x 30c tires and tubes: add $50)

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