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Sep 18, 2019 at 7:57
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Independent Fabrication Steel Deluxe (Rigid, SS)

$1600 USD
[Bike is located in Cohasset, MA. I updated my Pinkbike profile after publishing the ad and the location hasn't updated accordingly.] Simply put, this is the fastest, nimblest bike I've ever ridden. This steel rigid singlespeed screams out of the gate and is comfortable enough for all-day rides. People extol the virtues of steel frames and I can't agree enough--there's a lively feel to this frame that's hard to describe but that you'll experience the first time you dig that front tire into a loamy berm. This was my primary ride while living in Northern California, but always split time with a second bike. Now that my wife and I are back on the east coast with a high-energy 2-year old at home, I'm going to thin the herd and limit myself to one mountain bike. Don't be scared of the singlespeed. You'll be a faster, more capable rider after your first few rides. I'd also argue that singlespeeding is much easier than most people suggest. My second bike is also a singlespeed if that tells you anything. The bike has been fastidiously maintained over the years, but has been ridden. Mechanically perfect with a nice "patina" on the paint; meaning there are dings and scrapes in the usual places. The beauty of a rigid singlespeed is that it's set it and forget it. No suspension to tweak, no derailleur adjustments to make. Just throw it onto the rack and go. Here are the specs: Independent Fabrication Steel Deluxe Frame Independent Fabrication Steel Unicrown Fork Chris King Hubs laced to Stans Crest & Flow Rims White Industries Crankset (180mm) Chris King Headset Thomson Seatpost Ritchey Integrated Stem/Bar combo (light!) Shimano XT Trail Brakes The frame & fork retailed for about $2,300 and these don't depreciate as quickly as your garden variety Specialized or Cannondale. At this point I'd take $1,500. If there isn't a market at this price I'll likely just keep it and turn it into a drop bar MTB or modified cyclocross bike.

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Feb 18, 2018 at 17:10
Feb 18, 2018

Rock Lobster 29er Steel Single Speed (Medium)

$2200 USD
For sale is my Rock Lobster steel single speed mountain bike. I purchased this second-hand a few months ago but after a half-dozen rides I now realize that the top tube & reach just aren't long enough for my body type (medium body + crazy long arms). It's an absolute gem of a bike and if it were an inch or so longer this would be my dream bike. The pictures don't do the blue + gold colors justice. I'd be happy to send a link to the hi-res photos if you'd like. Price Options: I just put on brand new Next SL cranks, which I'd prefer not to part with, so I've created a few different pricing options: - with Race Face Next SL G4 carbon cranks and RWC BB30: $2500 (includes Wolftooth 32t chainring) - with Shimano XT crank and bottom bracket: $2200 (includes Shimano 32t chainring) - without cranks or bottom bracket: $2050 Sizing: The geometry is spot on for really efficient and comfortable climbing while being a capable descender. The 68.5 degree head angle coupled with a 51mm fork offset really is an awesome combo; Paul Sadoff really knows what he's doing. (In short, it makes for a fairly slack headtube, which is great for descending, but doesn't suffer from sloppy steering.) This probably goes without saying, but Rock Lobster truly are wonderful frames, made right down in Santa Cruz. There is a reason the wait list is upwards of one year. I do not have the original drawing detailing every measurement, but it follows a fairly standard medium sizing. Here are the key measurements: Effective Top Tube: 23" Seat Tube (c-to-c): 15.5" Headtube angle: 68.5 degrees If you generally consider yourself a medium in most production bikes, this bike should be a good fit. I'd be happy to take any other detailed measurements you'd like. Components: The build is stellar and is as follows: Frame: Rock Lobster 29er steel single speed Fork: Fox Float 32 120mm (51mm offset) Headset: Chris King Inset7 (gold) Wheelset: Industry Nine Trail (gold hubs and spokes) Crankset: XT M9000 (or Race Face Next SL G4 carbon) Chainring: Shimano XT 32t (or Wolftooth 32t) Dropper: Rockshox Reverb Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT (or RWC BB30) Handlebar: Race Face Carbon Low-Rise Stem: Thomson 70mm Brakes: Shimano XT Rotors: Shimano XT Front Tire: Maxxis Ardent 2.4 Skinwall (tubeless) Rear Tire: Maxxis Ardent 2.4 Skinwall (tubeless) Cog: Endless Kick Ass Cog (22t)

Aug 15, 2017 at 13:25
Aug 15, 2017

Evil Following - Medium, Ibis 941, Fox 34, Shimano XT

$3200 USD
For sale is my Evil Following, size Medium, in "Don't Shoot" Orange. By all accounts this is one of, if not the most capable 29er on the market. Every bike shootout inevitably ends with the Following winning its category. The reason I'm selling is simply because the bike is way more capable than my XC-oriented riding demands. 90% of my riding is done at Tamarancho on a 20-pound, rigid, singlespeed so as you can imagine the Following is a bit more than I need. The bike is in excellent mechanical condition: it shifts beautifully, has plush action on the front and rear suspension, great braking power, and no issues with the dropper, etc. The wide carbon Ibis wheels offer insane traction. There is, however, a gouge in the rear triangle of the frame as you'll see in the pictures. I contacted Evil and according to their team, they say: "In cases like this, I usually tell people to wrap it in clear tape and watch to see if the crack grows. If you end up needing to, Following crash replacement rear triangles are $400." Originally I would have priced this bike quite a bit higher, but given the potential rear triangle replacement, I dropped the price to more than cover the replacement should it be required. I've ridden it numerous times since with no issues. If I had to guess, I doubt it will be a problem, but I built in the discount just in case you run into any issues down the road. Bike details: - Frame: Evil Following, Medium - Wheelset: Ibis 941 carbon (non-boost) - Fork: Fox Float 34 Kashima, 140mm - Shock: Rockshox Monarch RT3 - Shifters: Shimano XT - Rear Der: Shimano XT - Cassette: Shimano XT - Crankset: Shimano XT - Brakes: Shimano XT - Handlebar: Race Face Alloy 35 - Stem: Race Face Affect 35 - Seatpost: Specialized Command Post - Saddle: ANVL - Pedals: not included

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