The MAP is for sale.
$1800 for frame, fork, headset, front rack/decaleur, front braze-on derailleur, and polished pump. I will consider a complete bike sale if desired.
Last summer’s rando experiment was successful. I learned I ain’t no rando. This bike did allow me to go faster and farther than in recent years, but I realize rides of about half a day are generally long enough. And I seem to have lost interest in any kind of sense of urgency. As several correctly predicted, I miss my A. Homer Hilsen. I have learned that I prefer the ride sensations of my Rivendell Quickbeam after all, and want to resume my S240 practices. So I need to sell the rando for financial resources.
I need a camping bike. I wonder if I could track down the ol’ Hilsen…?
What are the frame dimensions? From the look of it, it’s a bit big for me, but looks can be deceiving.
The basics are:
56cm ST ctc
55cm TT ctc
stand over 82cm
65mm fork offset
73 degree head and seat tube
430mm chain stays
7/4/7 top and down tubes, Columbus SL stays, Reynolds fork blades. Pacenti PBP crown, Prugnat type 62 lugs
It’s as I feared. It’s very nearly a perfect fit. If it doesn’t sell right away, I might very well be interested.
Let the haunting begin…
Hypothetically (of course), if you became interested, would it be in the base package or something more?
The base package, I think. The rest would have to follow slowly as funding permits. But either way it’s going to be a while given what I spent on vet bills today.
Well, better to have tried I think.
Yep. I don’t need to wonder anymore and can get on with formula that I know works for me.
Good to know that you know.
I’d say there are more than a few keyboards being slobbered upon at this time! It must be that creamy chocolate brown colour of the frame! 😉 I know the MAP will soon find a new home. Anxious to see what will take it’s place in the Pondero garage! Homer or Hunqa?? 🙂
I’ve seen some really nice photos of hunqas in the snow this winter…hmmm…
Oh, yes. There’s just something about the scene of the great “wooly mammoth” in snow that evokes images of rugged, faraway places!
Pondero – I know what you mean about rando events.
You have a beautiful bike there and I hope it sells quickly for you.
I imagine you may have access to Rivendell bikes in Texas. Here’s a bike shop here in Ohio which sells Rivendells. He usually has a few used bikes on hand also: http://www.countrybikeshop.com/
Hey, Bill, nice to hear from you! I saw your latest post and it was good to see the 2012 recap. Thanks for the link. Given how much I love the QB, I’m thinking about a 57cm AHH with 700c wheels (at least for now). But I can’t do anything until I sell off a few things.
Pondero – I might be interested in the complete bike. I will be in the Dallas area on 1/14. If you still have it, can I take a look?
Certainly. I live in Sanger, and work in Fort Worth, so maybe we can work out something reasonably convenient.
Any way you could send me a PM at masonward at alumni dot utexas dot net to arrange the details?
There will be another bike for you, Chris!
I’m interested in you MAP, has it sold yet?
I own an AHH too. How do they compare?
Not sold yet. I suggest you send me an email offline for additional details, and a more thorough comparison with the AHH. We can also discuss by phone, if you wish.
Thanks I will try to contact you this weekend.
I was envious when you got the MAP. While I’m sorry it’s not worked out for you, it strengthens my resolve to never sell Chief, my A.H.H.
It has less to do with the bike, than the intended use of it. I decided I’m really more of a dawdler who likes to roll out for the occasional S24O. The thin tubes and no rear rack is fine for more spirited rides, but I learned I’m not really going to be doing very much spirited riding.
Still for sale? Am interested for sure.
Still for sale. Email me at “cj dot spinner at gmail dot com” for details.