Metabike 700 for sale. Now sold.....

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by BlackPanther, 13 Oct 2018.

  1. BlackPanther

    BlackPanther Hyper-Fast Recumbent Riding Member.

    Location:
    Doncaster.
    So, the Metabike has sat unridden since I acquired the Catrike 700. The reasons? Well, I commute 25 miles per day, and the Catrike is much better for carrying my work gear. Also, I bought the Metabike mainly for ride outs with mates, but.....it’s too fast! I found myself just not enjoying playing the waiting game or just not having to put the effort in that makes a ride out enjoyable. The Catrike keeps up nicely though, so it gets used all the time.

    The Metabike comes with a choice of the 700 wheels fitted (durano front, durano plus rear), or I can fit the 26inch wheels if you’re after comfort over outright speed, plus it would bring the seat a bit lower to the ground, (these have Marathon racers front and rear). It comes with SRAM X-0 front and rear shifters, and X9 rear mech.

    The Ventisit seat fitted is almost brand new, as I’ve only ridden on it for about 5 miles on todays test ride. I bought it as the rubbery seat that came with it made for an uncomfortable (and sweaty back) ride.

    Overall condition is ‘average’ for the frame, as it’s been stored in a crowded garage, and has a fair few minor scratches, all from storage, it’s never been dropped or had on ‘off’.

    I’ve owned a fair few ‘bents, and this is the best at climbing by a fair way. It’s also quick on the flats, probably a tad quicker than my old Bacchetta Strada.

    So, if there are any speed demons out there, send me a pm. Can’t seem to get many pics on here, but I can email more. I’m looking for around £1200, but open to offers.

    Cheers, Carl. 059A6D5D-E496-4F5E-A0BF-C69A1E3AE7C6.jpeg A7E6F8EF-4617-4579-AF3F-7D43966E4468.jpeg 53ABA041-60A7-4A63-B897-2E77AAA29DEB.jpeg F513F0B7-034F-471E-84D3-CEBA37177282.jpeg B3C94AA5-8DE1-4129-855C-115BA310EDFF.jpeg 1BAB11DB-7939-42ED-9480-0794C694FEC8.jpeg D0367073-2F96-4390-BC72-4D548196C0AC.jpeg 845CDF42-F711-4284-B176-59C077A208D3.jpeg 0EC073A4-228A-4A27-8758-43D446916B2E.jpeg
     
    Last edited: 13 Oct 2018
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  2. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    That's very nice indeed. But my Trice Q and Optima Lynx don't get ridden enough as it is (and I have no space...)
     
  3. OP
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    BlackPanther

    BlackPanther Hyper-Fast Recumbent Riding Member.

    Location:
    Doncaster.
    Price drop, will take £1,000 for a quick sale, need the space, need the cash for a new machine!

    Cheers, Carl.
     
  4. JohnBeach62

    JohnBeach62 New Member

    Hi Carl. it might seem a stupid question. but what size of person will your bike fit. I've just been told I cant ride my road bike for a while, if at all. so looking for a alternative. Cheers John. ps: I'm 5ft 7"
     
  5. PaulM

    PaulM Veteran

    Location:
    Portsmouth, UK
    You might be ok with the 26" wheels fitted, or might not. Depends on your balance and flexibility I'd say. It also assumes you are comfortable having your feet that high above the ground.
     
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  6. Mr Magoo

    Mr Magoo Veteran

    John B ??
    Check the BHPC forum ......it suggests the Metabike is being collected this Saturday by a forum member "Owen H "
     
  7. OP
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    BlackPanther

    BlackPanther Hyper-Fast Recumbent Riding Member.

    Location:
    Doncaster.
    Hi John. I’m 5ft 8” so it’s set up for ‘our’ size. I’m shortish in the leg so anyone much taller would have to add some chain links. It’s still for sale btw.
     
  8. JohnBeach62

    JohnBeach62 New Member

    Hi if it's still available. I'm off middle of next week. So could come and see it
    Cheers John
     
  9. OP
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    BlackPanther

    BlackPanther Hyper-Fast Recumbent Riding Member.

    Location:
    Doncaster.
    I’ve sent you a pm, John. Cheers, Carl.
     
  10. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Location:
    Inside my skull
    Looks nice. That model is said to be a decent climber
     
  11. OP
    OP
    BlackPanther

    BlackPanther Hyper-Fast Recumbent Riding Member.

    Location:
    Doncaster.
    Did you get the pm John?
     
  12. Snippip

    Snippip Regular

    Location:
    Devon
    Hi

    Is the bike still for sale?
     
  13. OP
    OP
    BlackPanther

    BlackPanther Hyper-Fast Recumbent Riding Member.

    Location:
    Doncaster.
    Yes it is. Cheers, Carl.
     
  14. OP
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    BlackPanther

    BlackPanther Hyper-Fast Recumbent Riding Member.

    Location:
    Doncaster.
    Need the space in the garage as I’m eyeing up another trike. Will take £950.00 for a quick sale, and to avoid the eBay route.
    Cheers, Carl.
     
    Last edited: 4 Jun 2019
  15. RDS

    RDS New Member

    This may be an old post but is your metabike still available?
     
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