Before I subject myself to the low-ballers and flakes of craigslist, I thought I'd post here and see if any friends or friends of friends or strangers who read this blog would like to give a good home to my trusty commuter Scott Sportster P4.
After commuting on a mountain bike for many years, I finally decided I needed something a little more versatile for carrying things around--but I didn't want to give up on the idea that I 'could go off-road at any time.' Enter the Sportster. Of course it was Jess who found it first (she is selling hers too--get a matched set!) but naturally I had to have one eventually.
It's got 700cc wheels for zippy travel around town. A suspension fork to smooth out pot-holes or the trail. Braze-ons to securely mount a rack and full fenders (rack not included, fenders included on one bike only). An easy-to-adjust stem height for upright comfort or more aerodynamic positioning. Good components for smooth, crisp shifting. For detailed specs on the bike, go here. You can also find a couple of reviews here.
This bike has seen me through two years of commuting, bike camping trips and even some real live mountain biking trails in Sisters and Bend. It really is the perfect do everything bike. As you know if you read this blog regularly, it took something pretty amazing to make me give it up. But the garage is only so big.
If you'd like to give it a test ride, leave a comment or email me with your number, if I don't already have it. The bike is a size medium frame and could possibly fit riders 5'3-5'6.
If it does sell to someone I know (or within one degree), who is a new bike commuter, I will throw in two hours of bike tips--this could be in the form of route planning, maintenance tips, gear advice, flat changing demo or even a full on escort of your home-to-work or route of your choice commute. Part of my mission for the summer is to bike-buddy more new commuters, and this is officially Bike Commute Challenge month so if you know someone who's at the tipping point, pass the word.