I have a Pacific Reach (frame only) for free. You'll be up for postage. I will pack it small so that postage should not be too bad. Postage from Melbourne Australia. You might get an idea of the postage from auspost.com.
I upgraded Connie's Reach to a new style frame so the older one is up for grabs. The frame includes the fork, seatpost and stem riser. You will need to source 451 wheels, drivetrain, handle bar etc.
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Originally Posted by Taxi Rob
Is the offer still available?
I am assuming this is directed to me: Yes it is. :thumb:
Originally Posted by Arste
406 for 451
i have a brand new pair of professionally built 406 wheels. sun cr18 double wall rims. ultegra hubs (for 8-9 speed cassette not included) with quick release skewers. stainless spokes. velox cloth rim tape. i would like to trade for a comparable 451 set. i can't use disc brakes. doesn't have to be new, but should be comparable in quality to what's offered (or otherwise compelling). thanks.
Considering a trade...
I bought this awesome 8sp Birdy from Bruce Metras out in CA. A bit later, I followed up and bought a rear Sachs 3x7 wheel and shifter he offered up when I whinged about the gear range. I haven't installed it yet, still running the bike as stock, 8sp.
Only issues are non-stock, non-folding pedals (not the ones pictured), and a few more scrapes and scratches than Bruce might remember. I've used this as a commuter for a few months and it has impacted the paint a bit. I love the bike -- noodle around a bit on the folder forum and you'll find me waxing enthusiastic about it. In a nutshell: a lot more bike than I bargained for.
Just about perfect for me except... it's winter in New England and no one makes 18" studded tires that I can find. Schwalbe, however, makes some 20"/406 studded tires...
Anyone interested in trading a 20" wheeled folder for a R&M Birdy?
Would consider nearly anything, Downtube to Dahon to Xootr, suspension or rigid. I'd be looking for ability to take at least 2" tires, and as much or more gearing spread than the 8sp Birdy -- no lightweight racers, no single or 2spds. I'd be tempted by a 3 5 sp IGH, real tempted by an 8sp IGH. Ride and versatility most important; small fold not the biggest consideration.
I'd put trade value on the Birdy at $750, which Bruce could confirm is less money than I sent his way for this setup. If you wanted, I would set up the 3x7 shifting, too (I was pro bike mechanic right up until end of this summer, now part time bike mechanic). Birdy alone @ $550, no extra 3x7 wheel. Trades considered at slightly more than this and I will pay the difference, or less than this, buyer pays the difference.
The Birdy is a fantastic bike, but I'm fickle and want to see what else is out there. Be happy to keep it as I've got alt bike transportation for the winter, non-folders with studded tires. I.e. not looking to sell cheap at lowball price/trade.
-- BIKE IS SOLD, BROMPTON ACQUIRED, SEE BELOW PLEASE, THANKS!! --
I'd love to trade my recent model Bike Friday New World Tourist for a 6-speed Brompton. My ideal Brompton model is an M6R, but I'd take any of the bar configurations, and an L if the price is right. My bike is in Oakland, CA, but I can ship it if necessary. Specs from my CL ad:
I'm the second owner of this 2-year-old 56cm Bike Friday. The original owner was 5'10". I'm 6' and it fits me fine.
I bought it from a shop in Oregon a couple of months ago, rode it a bit, and am selling it because I'd like to get a Brompton instead.
It's black with green lettering. Rear rack is the Bike Friday rack with under-rack bag for tools, etc.
Front rack is an Old Man Mountain platform, it's awesome. Ortlieb handlebar bag negotiable - I'd want another $75 or so for it.
Flat bars, Avid brakes, SRAM X5 group, excellent paint job.
I'm asking $1100 or I'll trade it for a 6-speed Brompton in equivalent shape. Unfortunately, I'm not looking to trade it for any other type of bike - I've got to be pretty picky with my upcoming travel plans.
Thanks for looking!
Brompton Handlebar Swap
I got a sweet deal on a Brompton S3R locally. I was looking for an M or H bar, but I couldn't pass up this particular deal.
Now I'm hoping to do a handlebar swap, and hoping that somebody on the internet will see this and be in the exact opposite situation.
I've got a 2011 S-bar and stem in cherry red, and I'm hoping for a relatively recent M or H stem and bar. I'm not picky at all about color, and hope you aren't either!
Let me know if you're interested.
Wanted: A Bike Friday folding rear rack
Willing to trade whatever you need (I have a lot of different parts)
I know it was asked once before, but is this offer still open? I'm trying to build/buy a Dahon Midtown Mini or Pacific Reach for some touring before my next deployment so that it can go with me. :)
Originally Posted by jur
Sorry, taken. I'll update that post.
Originally Posted by CobaltFire
I figured it was, and felt kind of guilty even for asking seeing as I'm new here. May the new owner get much joy from it!
Originally Posted by jur
Hi do you still have the birdy for sale? I can't pm since I am new here
Originally Posted by mconlonx
I can help with the handlebar, I have an extra M available. It is a begining I guess. Make an offer.
Originally Posted by movermovermover