I’ve decided not to sell it. Kristy was shocked when I told her, then I noticed a broken spoke on Nermal. I’m going to re-think the whole one-bike idea.
This will shock many of you who know me, but I’m selling Oria, my Bacchetta Agio recumbent bike. I’ve decided that I really only need one bike, and Nermal, my upright bike, is more versatile.
What makes this bike great?
- Extremely comfortable – no sore butt, back, or wrists
- Easy to learn to ride compared to many other recumbents
- Disc brakes work well, even in the rain
- Fairly lightweight – 32 lbs stock (a bit more as configured now)
This bike was bought new from Schellers in Clarksville in July 2008, and has approximately 2600 miles on it. It has been well taken care of, and has a number of upgrades.
- Schwalbe Marathon tires
- Rear rack
- Cateye Velo 8 computer
- Topeak Road Morph pump
- Two seat-mounted water bottle cages
- Choice of original flat pedals, BMX style pedals, or dual-sided SPD clipless pedals
This bike would be great for touring, commuting, or just riding for fun. I’m asking $1200. Contact me with questions, or for a test ride. I only deal locally. Cash only.
Why am I selling?
There are a number of reasons I’m selling this bike. I have re-prioritized my life, and although I plan to ride as much as possible, I really only need one bike. I also need the money.
I rode the Tour de Cure back in May on this bike. It was a hillier ride than I expected, and I’ve struggled with hills on this bike ever since. I think it’s mostly psychological, but my attempts at overcoming this have failed. The last long ride I took on the bike was initially planned to be 120 miles, but I wimped out at about 90 miles.
I also test rode a Surly LHT during my West Virginia trip. I’m sold. I want one. Selling this bike will not allow me to buy the LHT, as I have other needs for the money. I can, however, plan on replacing Nermal in the future with one bike that can do it all. The LHT is that bike.