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Friday, May 16, 2014

Moots Snoots for sale at mere 12K | Big Wheel Deals

When it comes to one-of-a-kind bikes, there may never be another as unique and function-specific as this one.

Way back when I first started dreaming about riding to the South Pole, I knew that any old off-the-shelf bike wasn't going to do the job the way I wanted it done.  I knew that I needed the bike to be light and durable beyond question, but I also knew that it needed to carry all of my gear and fuel in a simple and easy to access manner.

Brad Bingham and I had several conversations about the end product before he put pencil to graph paper and started sketching this bike out.

Salient details include:

-Liquid storage in both fork legs, downtube, and the entirety of the trailer.
-Custom titanium front and rear racks.
-5 bottle cage placements, none interfering with the ability to run a full frame bag.
-150mm spacing with on-center built wheels.  All three wheels can be run in every position on the bike.
-All wheels use DT Swiss 440 hubs, DT Swiss butted spokes, and DT Prolock alloy nips.  Surly Marge Lite rims on the bike, Remolino rim on the trailer.
-Brass valves on each fork leg, one near the bottom bracket, and two on the trailer for decanting whatever liquid you happen to be storing.  Basic input and outflow hardware that can be found at most any hardware.
-Titanium tubing used in frame, fork, bars, seatpost, racks, and trailer to keep the overall package as light and comfortable as possible.  Silky smooth ride as a result--even with tires run at high pressures.
I'm selling this bike as I simply have no need to haul what it can, and I don't need extra expedition bikes around!

Interested?  But have questions/reservations?

I started this thread shortly after I started riding this bike.  In it you'll find most questions and answers that have ever been asked about it.

Price for the whole package is $12k.  

That assumes local pickup.  I'll ship if you insist, but expect roughly $300 including insurance.

Please--no lowball offers.

info@lacemine29.com


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