FS: Bacchetta Strada

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Walter N Smith, Feb 10, 2003.

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  1. I jumped on the band wagon when the high racers appeared. Last fall I bought a large frame Bacchetta
    Strada and made some modifications to suit my tastes. After less than 300miles of riding it I have
    decided to sell it. Two reasons. First, as a GRR rider I simply cannot come to grips with the high
    bottom bracket. Secondly, I have a TerraTrike 3.4 on order and I really can use the cash to pay for
    it. This is a fine bike and the best handling one at low speeds that I have ever ridden. But it is
    just not for me. Besides, when I put the sock on my GRR I get plenty of speed.

    I mentioned modifications. The ones I made are:
    1. Changing to Rapid Fire shifters. (I hate twist grips)
    2. This made it necessary to change the front derailleur to a Shimano XTR to allow
    proper shifting.
    3. The crank set was changed to 170 mm crank arms. At the same time I went to a 52/39/24 setup
    with a 11-34 cassette. (I'm a old guy; and we have some hills here in southwest Ohio…no
    apologies (g))
    4. Bacchetta brake levers have been retrofitted to solve the "mushy" rear brake situation.
    5. Installed a Topeak Panoram computer
    6. Included is a yellow RANS Aero Bag (it won't fit my GRR).

    I think this a real good deal at only $1500 (firm). I would prefer not to ship if possible, but if
    it comes to that the buyer will pay all shipping costs.

    Wallt Smith Harrison, Ohio [email protected]

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