Van Nicholas Pioneer (medium). Rohloff and Gates belt drive.

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TailwindsPlease
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Van Nicholas Pioneer (medium). Rohloff and Gates belt drive.

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Purchased in June 2011 direct from the Van Nicholas factory in the Netherlands. This was a full custom build. Please see below for a full breakdown of the bike’s specification. The bike was used for one single tour of 5000 miles from the UK across Europe between August 2011 and July 2012. Since then it has sat unused in a garage apart from having the wheels turned every so often. The chances of me using this bike again to tour (due to family commitments) are slim so I have decided to sell it.

No expense was spared when I bought the bike or when looking after it. I wanted a low-maintenance bike so went for a Rohloff hub and Gates carbon belt drive. It was only ever used on tarmac and very occasionally on tightly packed gravel roads so I never got to use it to its full potential on the Pamir Highway or in Patagonia. On tour the bike was looked after meticulously as it was my only form of transport. Oil changes were completed at appropriate intervals and I have just completed another change. Inevitably there are some signs that the bike has been used as per the photographs. However, these are all cosmetic scuffs rather than anything significant. There are some signs of wear on the rear pannier rack, ends of the Ergon grips and a couple of rub marks on the forks. The frame itself is in great condition - the beauty of this titanium frame is any scuffs are easily buffed out with a 3M cloth.

As the bike hasn't travelled far recently I have just had it serviced at Ghyllside Cycles in Ambleside. See the photos of copper grease on the bottom bracket.

The bike is located in South Cumbria (LA11 postcode). I've taken more photographs which I'm happy to send on to anyone interested. I imagine it is safer for both of us if we were to meet to exchange cash for the bike but am happy to discuss other options. I'm looking for £1400 for the bike.

Full specification taken from the original invoice:

Van Nicholas Pioneer RH Titanium Touring Frame, Medium
Bushnell Eccentric Bottom Bracket
Truvative STYLO cranks 1.1G 68 175 SLPOL 38T
Carbondrive 50T Front Sprocket, 4 Bolt
Carbondrive Belt, 113T, 1243mm Length
Shimano XT BL-M770 Brake Levers
Avid Single Digit 7 Brakes
Van Nicholas MTB Cables & Housing
Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 CC OEM2 Silver - BELT
Carbondrive 19T Rear Sprocket for Rohloff
VNT Front Hub for Am/Pi , 32 H, Silver
Rigida Andra 30 Rim for 26", 32H, Silver
Schwalbe Marathon Mondial tyres. Still plenty of life left in these.
FSA Orbit Z Internal Headset, 11/8
Headset Spacers, 30.0mm Black
Van Nicholas VNT Stem Black, 120mm x 85
Van Nicholas VNT MTB handlebar, 580mm/6
Ergon GC2 Multi-Postion Ergonomic Grips
Van Nicholas Seat Post 300mm Black
Van Nicholas Titanium Seat Collar,34.9mm
Van Nicholas Fork, TRX 45mm Rake 26"
Carbon Drive Snubber Pulley
SKS rear Mudguard, 26"x 60mm.
Pletscher Kickstand Silver, for 26"
Tubus Cargo Expedition Carrier 26" Silver
Also included: Bike Buddy bottle carrier for carrying large fuel bottles and a spare (unused) Gates belt.
Not included - pedals and saddle.

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manc68
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Re: Van Nicholas Pioneer (medium). Rohloff and Gates belt drive.

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Hi, I’ve sent you a PM
Bonefishblues
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Re: Van Nicholas Pioneer (medium). Rohloff and Gates belt drive.

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I'm tempted as an impulse purchase! A bargain at the price, IMHO :)
shugpat
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Sent you a PM
jack1
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Re: Van Nicholas Pioneer (medium). Rohloff and Gates belt drive.

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Hi, what height are you.? I’m 5”9” Many Thanks. :D
jack1
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Re: Van Nicholas Pioneer (medium). Rohloff and Gates belt drive.

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Hi, I sent you a message asking you what height you are.???? As I’m 5”9” I’m wondering it would suit my height.????? Second message.Thanks hoping for a reply.jack1
manc68
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I think it’s sold he’s not responded to any of my messages either......
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