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

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.
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cosmicbike

Perhaps This One.....
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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...)
 
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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.
 

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"
 

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.
 

Mr Magoo

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

BlackPanther

Hyper-Fast Recumbent Riding Member.
Location
Doncaster.
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"
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.
 
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BlackPanther

BlackPanther

Hyper-Fast Recumbent Riding Member.
Location
Doncaster.
I’ve sent you a pm, John. Cheers, Carl.
 
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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.
 
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