7 Weird & Wonderful Bikes For Sale on the Pinkbike BuySell

Nov 21, 2022
by Dario D  
Art by Taj Mihelich

The vast and fascinating wilderness that is the Pinkbike BuySell currently contains about 76,000 objects, so it's easy to see why certain gems sift down to the bottom pages. I've done my exploring through the trove, and have come back with a few fascinating bikes to share. Some are practical, others a bit less so, but each of them is interesting in its own right.




2010 Hanebrink X2 E-Bike

Truly one of a kind.

Designed and build by veritable mad scientist Dan Hanebrink, this 1000W/10A/35V (read: very fast) e-bike should be the perfect commuter or OHV-trail ripper. Terrifying? Yes. Intriguing? Absolutely.

BuySell Link

1989 Specialized Rock Combo

Time is a flat circle.

Gravel is dead, long live gravel. As the spiritual successor to Charlie Cunningham's CCproto, one could argue that the Rock Combo is the first big-brand stab into the gravel bike world. Everybody says it, but in this case, it essentially is just a mountain bike with drop bars.

The bike's designer, Bryant Bainbridge, did know to slightly tweak the geo of their RockHopper to better suit the handling needs of a drop bar bike, but sadly the design died after one production run as the industry moved to 700c wheels.

**Unfortunately, this bike already sold, so you'll need to look elsewhere to fulfill those drop-bar cravings.

ASP Dirt Monster

Another small-wheeled beauty.

This sporty little banger is sure to impress your buddies both on and off the trail. Rolling on 18" Maxxis Razr motocross tires, you'll be able to talk about how nimble and playful, easy to jump, and highly maneuverable in technical sections it is while getting dropped by your friends.

Rounding out the package we have an inverted dual crown fork and a robust singlespeed drivetrain - perfect for park laps.

BuySell Link

2004(?) Ventana El Cuervo

Stormtrooper costume not included.

There are plenty of old freeride and DH bikes floating around the BuySell, but not many that were handmade in Sacramento, California. The Cuervo even sports a nearly-modern 66° head angle, with 9 inches of progressive-rate travel to catch you off that skinny ladder drop. This one's missing the floating brake arm, but you won't need that if you keep it wide open.

BuySell Link

Pedicab Tuk-Tuk

Roll up to the function in style.

For the reasonable price of one million dollars, this couch on wheels could be yours. Hell, you could even take it down some superhighway doublewide flow trails with your buddies on the back. Global shipping makes this a no-brainer.

BuySell Link

1965 Moulton Stowaway F-Frame

16" ain't dead.

There aren't too many internally-geared 16" travel-ready full suspensions on the BuySell these days, so this one might be worth a glance.

BuySell Link

2022 Wildwood Sealtooth

Hand built in Canada, ready to rip.

To close things out, here we have a fully enduro-ready frame from Wildwood Cycles in Nanaimo, BC. Not many custom builders do their marketing on the BuySell, but it's a smart way to appeal to a core audience. With a fully modern geo chart, a reliable single pivot, and some clever-looking fabrication details, this should be a great frame for the right pilot.

BuySell Link



With so many compelling options, I know it can be hard to make a choice. Luckily each of these is still up for sale, so you can barter to your heart's desire and roll one of these beauties out to your local trailhead just as soon as you figure out how to ship a homemade e-bike.


65 Comments

  • 183 1
 I feel like Sam Pilgrim should buy all of these. He’ll get immediate ROI via YouTube.
  • 65 0
 His brother could sit in the back of the Tuk-Tuk while he does some dirt jumps.
  • 15 0
 Buy them all and do the same trail with each of them
  • 60 3
 I can see the future if novelty MTB YouTube videos going one of two ways:
A) At some point in the future, every GNARLY DOUBLE BLACK TRAIL has been ridden on a $200 DOLLAR TANDEM and these become an accepted part of our community,
Or
B) Every novelty mtb YouTuber has killed himself in the persuit of ever more ridiculous videos, and we kinda sweep this dark part of our history under the rug
  • 9 0
 he's going to have to get a lot more steering wheels
  • 15 0
 @mattg95: I would pay money to see Yoann and Sam ride ridiculous things together on a tandem. Sam and Brendog would also be acceptable.
  • 10 0
 Sam shreds a bed better than I ride a bike!
  • 1 0
 Spray paint the kashima on the Willwood and it´s good to go
  • 4 7
 @HardtailHerold: you speak from experience? He shredded you in bed?
  • 1 0
 @mattg95: it's like Travis flipping the big red bull jump on a green machine. Extra rampage points for doing similar is way to go.
  • 2 0
 Danny McAskill did the baby carrier flip... maybe this should be the parents of that baby?
  • 83 0
 wow such honour, long live the buy n sell!
  • 5 1
 Gotta include at least one actually good thing in each of these!
  • 2 0
 Actually the only proper AND sexy bike of the selection. What a beauty! YUM!
  • 58 0
 Not a bike but is certainly a unique find on the BuySell:
www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3462048
  • 5 0
 Hack or bodge?
  • 16 0
 great price too
  • 8 0
 He should've used High Rollers. You'd definitely feel like a high roller showing these off in the lift line.
Out of interest, were you searching for shoes or tyres when you found them?
  • 2 1
 That dude is my hero.
  • 2 0
 Great now we all need to come up with " better" adds to make sure we get in the next article. My popcycle stick/3d printed, superwheel, pinion, honda powered biodiesel E(nvironment)-bike will be up soon.
  • 2 0
 @commental: No, we all know he should’ve used Assegais. That’s the benchmark now, remember?
  • 1 0
 @BShaw2: both!
  • 4 0
 for when you don't want anyone to know you've been hiking on a bike only trail
  • 24 0
 1 million dollars? That's not a tuk tuk, it's a richshaw.
  • 5 0
 At least "reasonable offer" is on the table.
  • 4 0
 If I remember it correctly, they are called bus bus which means push push. You can see them a lot on certain parts of madagasca. The tuk tuk is actually a moped with 3 wheels
  • 13 0
 Kinda want the dirt monster now ngl
  • 4 0
 same
  • 10 0
 Glad to see the El Cuervo mentioned. One of the best bikes ever!!!!!!! Still ride mine weekly.
  • 10 0
 can we all chip in and buy some of these and just give them to Kurt Vories??? Can you imagine the content?
  • 26 0
 you somehow managed to spell both his first and last name wrong
  • 11 0
 That wildwood makes my nether region feel all the right things
  • 11 0
 Gives you wild wood, you might say?
  • 2 0
 @jgoldfield: Hard wood, most likely.
  • 5 1
 @jgoldfield: let’s be honest, there’s nothing wild about it. It would be “painfully average wood”
  • 5 0
 That Hanebrink is a POS. Had a rich client with two of them....chain kept sucking....hanebrink sent new chain rings (which they make) and they were both completely different thicknesses. All three chainrings were different...and none of them worked well. The chain line is horrendous. The craftsmanship is on par with a $150 bike at walmart....seriously. Anyone interested had better only want it for exclusivity and not for riding. I can honestly say that was the worst engineered and worst executed ?bike? that I ever encountered in 18 years in shops. Buyer beware.
  • 1 0
 It’s also a visual horror show of potential digit disfigurement.
  • 1 0
 It's not the first time PB features it in these filler pieces. Seems like Darío is getting tired of finding it listed in Buy&Sell.
  • 6 0
 I had an El Cuevo! the later, 2006+ models had a 64 degree HTA and actually rode really well, except for the now-short reach. Loved mine.
  • 7 0
 If anyone wants an equally silly bullet bros zzyx fork to build up some weird contraption, check out my buysell page.
  • 2 0
 Amazing.
  • 4 0
 Awesome 55mm stanchions to stabilize that 9mm qr.
  • 2 16
flag skyrez18 (Nov 21, 2022 at 14:10) (Below Threshold)
 if anyone wants a 29'' 170mm Performance Elite 38 check out mine.
  • 1 0
 That is one weird nugget indeed
  • 8 0
 Huck them all to flat... especially the Tuk Tuk.
  • 7 0
 So glad this series is back!
  • 2 0
 I like that the Rock Combo makes its appearance in an east-end downtown Calgary back alley against a dumpster. I hope that's because the wrong person has it, not because of the actual owner's disdain for his classic whip.
  • 4 0
 I wonder if the $1,000,000 for the Tuk-Tuk covers shipping too...
  • 4 0
 this is my favorite article ever
  • 1 0
 bless up
  • 2 0
 I want to see someone make a pedicab that will survive ALine and take people for a ride down...and of course video the whole thing!
  • 1 0
 I think Danny Mac gave some some good hints on how to do that it 'Danny Daycare'
  • 2 0
 Looks like the ventana likes to be ridden like you've been thrown out of a window.
  • 1 0
 I think Specialized used that Rock Combo paint on a Diverge recently. I can’t imagine the large I use as my bar bike being worth that many loonies.
  • 2 0
 That Wildwood is quite the looker. Never heard of them, has PB done an article on them?
  • 1 0
 Cuervo is 64 degree HA
Call Teresa & get a new old stock large
Frame still today yup
I obtained a new one in 2017
Cheers
  • 2 1
 The Rock Combo link is a 404 error.
  • 1 0
 probably already sold
  • 1 0
 @dejock: Then shouldn't the link still work but show as a sold item?
  • 1 0
 "Time is a flat circle"

Everyone knows time is a cube!
  • 1 0
 Who gave Bob the grocery bag full of meth to design and build that?
  • 1 0
 Wowzers
  • 1 3
 So, wildwood is or isn’t a grim donut ripoff? Let’s see a side by side geo breakdown!
  • 5 6
 looks like a session
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