Quadracycle for sale Italian 4 wheel bike Rack and pinion steering. PRICE DROP!

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Quadracycle for sale Italian 4 wheel bike Rack and pinion steering. PRICE DROP!

Postby Canuk » 22 Apr 2017, 9:47am

NOW INCLUDES CUSTOM BUILT TRAILER WITH BRAKE/INDICATOR LIGHTS TO MAKE THIS BIKE TRANSPORTABLE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY!

NOW £1100, including £400 custom built trailer!


I bought this last year from a Film props specialist, it's an Italian built (you can tell from the build quality) four wheel Quadracycle which featured in the 70's TV series 'The Prisoner'. We took it to various festivals and it was a hoot!
Unfortunately a house move means we no longer have the storage space so it has to go.

This model can take two adults (pedalling) or two adults and a child. There's an option to fit a buggy seat on the front (for another two children). Comes complete with a full canopy, which is often a £500 optional extra on the majority of four wheel bicycles. We also made a thorough investigation regards making the vehicle electric assist and got a quote for £550 from our LBS. The roof is detachable for easier storage. We could quite easily transport the bike on a regular roof rack. If you live in a tourist area or a seaside town this would be an excellent business opportunity to make extra cash in the summer months (we had to compete to buy it with someone wanting to turn it into a 4 wheel ice cream van!). Where we live four wheel bikes are rented out for £20 per half hour. It wouldn't be difficult to make this bike pay for itself in a few months.

The maintenance needed on this bike is nominal and easy
to do yourself (it's mostly oil and light greasing).

Hand made in Italy, the cosmetic condition of the paint, seats and roof is excellent. Braking is provided by two efficient drum brakes on the rear wheels (operated by a hand brake on the steering wheel) and it has a full implementation of rack and pinion steering which is only found on high end Quadracycles. New tyres were purchased (4x all round) early this spring (cost £250). The bike rides very well on a dual (freewheel) set up. The engineering put into this machine would probably make it too expensive to manufacture in today's market. It's after a Ford Model T in design, the seats are a matched material to the canopy roof, with horse hair padding, and the steering wheel is a classic Italian style sports car, three spoke aluminium design. It's an all steel, tubular hand brazed construction but lightweight at c.34kg. It was dry stored for 35+ years before being comprehensively reconditioned by myself and a motor mechanic. The rack and pinion steering works very effectively. This feature is really only found on Quadracycles costing more than £5000.

This superb quality vehicle is in good working and cosmetic order. It's the kind of thing you fall in love with as soon as you see it! Shipping to the UK via Palletforce, takes around 5 days (about £40 insured). The next owner of this bike will be delighted. Any inspection welcome! Local pick up an option.

We paid £2500 for this last year and have spent quite a bit of cash getting it to it's current impeccable condition. Would like £1900 ovno to secure.

WAS £1800

More photos available on request.
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Postby Canuk » 27 Apr 2017, 7:14am

Bump

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Postby Canuk » 30 Apr 2017, 11:19am

Reduced to £1800 for quick sale. Lots of fun on four wheels! And a good business opportunity to boot :D

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Postby Canuk » 1 May 2017, 7:18am

Forgot to say, delivery possible (for petrol) in Manchester/North East/North West and Scotland areas. The bike is currently located between Edinburgh and Glasgow, any inspection welcome, evenings and weekends. Delivery can be arranged nationwide via Palletforce for £45, tracked and insured.

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Re: Quadracycle for sale Italian made 4 wheel bike Rack and pinion steering.

Postby Canuk » 28 May 2017, 4:15pm

Reduced to £1800, now includes a professional custom built trailer (with dedicated brake lights and indicators) for towing. Towbar attachment included. Custom made for this quadracycle.
Take it anywhere!


Ideal business opportunity ;)
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Re: Quadracycle for sale Italian 4 wheel bike Rack and pinion steering. PRICE DROP!

Postby Canuk » 1 Jun 2017, 8:40am

Price Drop: £1700 including trailer!!

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Postby Canuk » 30 Jun 2017, 3:55pm

Final reduction before auction : £1600 including £400 custom built towing trailer with brake lights and indicators.

Ideal vehicle for business or pleasure! Can deliver in Scotland /Northern England or nationwide via Palletforce.

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Postby Canuk » 1 Aug 2017, 9:09am

Last gasp before ebay. Offers (sensible) welcome.
Can deliver anywhere in the UK with Palletforce for around £65.

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Postby [XAP]Bob » 1 Aug 2017, 2:51pm

Does the quadricycle have a towbar attachment?
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Re: Quadracycle for sale Italian 4 wheel bike Rack and pinion steering. PRICE DROP!

Postby Canuk » 4 Aug 2017, 10:43pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:Does the quadricycle have a towbar attachment?


Hi

The chassis has been drilled previously for towing (is very rugged) and was used to tow a buggy with two kids. There is no towbar as such but one could be mounted quite easily. It was originally mounted vertically on the back of a campervan, but the fittings are long gone. It wouldn't take much to mount it likewise again.

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Postby Elizabethsdad » 5 Aug 2017, 8:05am

If this featured in 'The Prisoner' it wasn't very prominent. It doesn't look familiar to me from when I last watched the series and I cannot find any on-line images for such a machine in the show. The classic image is the penny farthing with the canopy, also used were Raleigh shoppers with canopies. The other iconic vehicles used were the Mini Moke and of course the car seen in the opening sequence. I suspect whoever sold it to you as a prop from the show was being less than honest and I would hesitate to advertise on e-bay without some kind of proof of that it is a genuine prop.

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Postby Canuk » 8 Aug 2017, 9:00am

Elizabethsdad wrote:If this featured in 'The Prisoner' it wasn't very prominent. It doesn't look familiar to me from when I last watched the series and I cannot find any on-line images for such a machine in the show. The classic image is the penny farthing with the canopy, also used were Raleigh shoppers with canopies. The other iconic vehicles used were the Mini Moke and of course the car seen in the opening sequence.


The seller was previously a Locations Manager on The Prisoner and had a huge shed full of memorabilia and clothing related to the show, so I've no need to doubt the veracity of the link.

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Re: Quadracycle for sale Italian 4 wheel bike Rack and pinion steering. PRICE DROP!

Postby Canuk » 5 Sep 2017, 8:34am

Massive price drop to shift it! We paid double this to buy it :( and Now £1300

If you have the space to store it, this is a brilliant bike for the family.

Shipped by Palletforce anywhere in the UK for approx £50.

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Postby Canuk » 19 Sep 2017, 3:46pm

£1100 last gasp before eBay.

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Postby Canuk » 23 Sep 2017, 9:56pm

Weekend last gasp bump


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