Hi Forum -
I've read so many threads like this, and can't believe I'm posting one. Basically, I'm looking for a mid-80s steel frame touring bike that I can fit out for a cross-country trip. I'm interested in something used, not new, with lugged steel and the right kind of geometry, etc. After hunting for WAY overpriced Miyata 1000s on Craigslist in the Bay Area ($800-1000), I have a line on a pretty nice Lotus Odyssey (I think it's an 83 based on the paint job).
Here's the deal and some pictures.
It's $400 (I know that might seem a bit high, but prices for these kinds of bikes are all messed up in the Bay Area, which is a pain)
Some other specs from current owner:
"Like I mentioned, the price may be a tiny bit higher then the Legend, it is a full fledged touring bike with all the necessary braze on's plus some. Cantilever brakes, touring geometry, low-rider rack bosses, double eyelets in both the front and rear for fenders and racks. I also have a Lotus water bottle for it which isn't currently shown in the picture. This is by far my very favorite bike and would be hard to get rid of. I'd like to get $400 for it!"
Here is a pic, and you can get to others in the album if you're curious:
Thanks a million!