Hi all. Firstly, a confession. I haven't been on AC for ages. I was made redundant in 2016, then began my own business. That has been my total focus for the last two years, and consequently I have not been riding.
Now I feel I can get back on the bike again. However the bike I have is unfortunately not the type of bike I should be riding, so sadly I have decided to sell it - I need to change to an endurance bike.
So I am selling my 2011 Rapha Continental. $3200 or nearest offer.
This Rapha Continental Road bike was hand built in Portland Oregon by frame builders Tony Pereira and Ira Pereira who went on to found Breadwinner Cycles. The bike has a component list that comes together to create an outstanding ride.
The specifications are:
The SN is 11B09. ‘B’ is for Breadwinner. It is one of 22 Rapha/Pereira/Ryan Continental bikes, and the production date was 28 November 2011. I am the second owner.
I also have a pair of Campy wheel bags to store the second wheelset in. I apologise for the embarrassingly long valve stems on the Euros - nothing I can say will make that better. It’s an easy fix though.
This is an absolute joy to ride. It is fast and smooth, it has that wonderful feeling that really good steel bikes have. It is light, it is stiff, it handles corners like it is on rails - in fact I posted my fastest ever descent of Nortons on this bike. And it is beautiful uphill as well. OK, you want to know how much it weighs: 7.9kg with pedals, so it really does compete with carbon on weight.
This really is a special bike. It is timeless - change the running gear if and when you need to, you will still have a fantastic bike, no matter what. And it could be adapted for audax or multi day riding.
I am happy for you to test ride the bike. And of course I'll consider any reasonable offer. I'd even consider trading for the right endurance bike. Talk to me!
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