Metabike Recumbent Red

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bromt3
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Metabike Recumbent Red

Postby bromt3 » 18 Aug 2019, 7:01pm

MetaBike Recumbent for Sale.

For sale is my Red, Metabike recumbent. The bike is in near show room condition as it has done less than 400 miles from new and has never been dropped, crashed or ridden in the rain. It will be supplied with some accessories - full details below. If you are interested please read on. Price £1200 ovno.

The bike is the later aluminium alloy frame (with 4 holes for the seat mount - earlier models had 3). It is fitted with a medium sized carbon seat and ventisit seat pad and has the 700c carbon road forks fitted which will accept both 700c and 26" wheels.

This is a custom high spec build and a full parts list is given below:

Metabike Aluminium Frame (Red) with tiller handlebar
Carbon Forks 700c (disc compatible)
Medium Carbon Seat & Ventisit Seat Pad
Shimano 105 10 Speed 170 mm Double Chainset (53/39)
Shimano 105 Front Mech, & Shimano 105 10 Speed Rear Mech
Shimano 105 10 Speed 11-28 Cassette
Shimano 105 10 Speed Chains (needed 2 and a half)
Shimano Tiagra 10 Speed Flatbar Shifters
Avid BB7 Disc Brakes (F & R)
Avid HS1 Rotors
Avid Speed Dial 7 Brake Leavers
Jagwire Racer Gold Brake and Gear Cables
Token Lock on Grips
2x Zefal Cyclops Mirror
Continental Grandprix Tyres
Continental Inner Tubes (plus spares)
Fulcrum Metal 5 Wheels and hubs (26")

Photos are available here:

Photos:https://photos.app.goo.gl/IJZ8AHXAOW3w2Vpl2


I will include a Radical Designs Solo Racer Aero bag (in red) and a pair of Radical Designs Banana Racer side bags.

This is a fantastic, fast recumbent and deserves to be ridden more. The total cost for all the listed components and accessories would be £3000 my asking price is £1200 ovno. I am based in Liverpool and would prefer cash on collection. If you have any queries about the bike please do not hesitate to PM me.

For reviews of the Metabikes recumbents see:

http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=6291
https://www.darkerside.org/2013/11/metabike-review/


Radical Bags:
http://mccraw.co.uk/radical-solo-aero-review/
https://www.radicaldesign.com/banana-racer.html

This is very adaptable recumbent and can be set up as a fast road machine or as a tourer (it has frame fittings for mudguards). It is by far the quickest machine I have owned (if you have a good engine!); I've tried it with 700c wheels and they make a significant difference to speed. I will be sorry to see it go. Please note the bike will be sold without the pedals shown.

photobike
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Re: Metabike Recumbent Red

Postby photobike » 12 Sep 2019, 1:20pm

Hi Bromt3

Assuming this is still available, what size/height would the medium seat suit?

Thanks

Peter

bromt3
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Re: Metabike Recumbent Red

Postby bromt3 » 12 Sep 2019, 9:26pm

Hi Peter, I am 5' 9+ and it fits me perfectly. There is adjustment in the boom and seat placement so I think the range would 5' 7" to around 6' 2" or so with this seat. I hope that helps. The bike is still available.

Regards, Bromt3

photobike
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Re: Metabike Recumbent Red

Postby photobike » 13 Sep 2019, 2:19pm

Thank you for the response.

I am between 5'5" to 5'6" in height so likely that the seat wouldn't suit. Is there sufficient adjustment in the frame/boom for such a height, and do you know if it is possible to get a smaller seat size that is compatible with the frame and if so where?

I will get an X-seam measurement later if that would help

Regards

Peter

bromt3
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Re: Metabike Recumbent Red

Postby bromt3 » 13 Sep 2019, 8:57pm

Hi Peter,

I think you might fit on the bike with the medium seat as there is plenty of adjustment at the boom and the seat can go forward too. Your x-seam measurement would be useful. You can obtain the smaller seat from Laid Back Bikes in Edinburgh. I will investigate the x-seam range for you.

Bromt3