Avatar 2000 recumbent for sale on ebay

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  1. Craig

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    1981 Avatar 2000 recumbent bicycle HPV in Mint condition for sale on

    The Avatar 2000 is the grandfather of the modern recumbent, designed
    by MIT professor David Gordon Wilson in ~1979 and produced by FOMAC
    (Wilmington, MA). Only 140 were made in 1981-82. This one is serial
    number 0063, purchased new in 1981 for $2127 (over $5000 in 2007
    dollars). The bicycle is in absolutely perfect, museum condition,
    with less than 10 miles on it. No scratches or wear. There are three
    very small rust spots where the cables/steering rod has rested against
    the frame in storage, and I have had a professional leather shop
    reinforce and the seat straps that were slightly cracked, but this
    bicycle is most likely the best condition Avatar 2000 in existence, as
    suggested to me by Prof. Wilson himself! This bicycle is truly a gem
    of bicycling history.