2000 Landshark cyclocross world touring mountain expedition go anywhere bicycle.
Currently locked to my roof rack on my truck in North Seattle. I am open to an owner-change.
The bike is legendary. I have owned it for 10 years, first owner. Three paint jobs, 10 wheel-sets, several un-builds and rebuilds, and here in 2010 I have decided to put up for sale… a part of me – the closest thing to a constant companion I’ve ever had. Reason: Doesn’t fit me. I need to be 6’2″ and I am not. It may take me years to replace this bike with something similar, but I will. This is a tough choice to make, but I’ve spent three years considering selling it.
Size is 60cm top tube, 58cm seat tube: cyclocross geometry. This bike is professional race quality as well as strong enough to tour fully loaded. Frame is fillet brazed Reynolds 853 and it was assembled in 2000. Ritchey cup drop outs, double eyelets – bike is most suited to fenders and bags and all day riding. Lugged wide fork crown, three cable mount on one side.
It is a rare bicycle in that most Landsharks are racing bikes and this is a cyclocross touring bike. I have enjoyed talking about it with bicycle enthusiasts over the last ten years. Wheels currently on it: Chris King mountain hubs laced to Mavic 719 with 15ga 32 spokes. Fast wheels. Photo taken in 2009 with cyclocross tires on it. The bike will be sold with your choice of a touring setup or cyclocross set up. The way it rides: Amazing. Gorgeous Landshark feel. Solid, yet light and fast.
The cantilever brakes on it are Suntour XC pro – the best ones I have ever found. They work perfectly. The shifters are XC pro thumbies, mounted on a Bontrager ti handlebar. Baby blue Chris King headset 1″ threadless that you cannot get anymore. It was painted in 2008 to match the head set. 175 length White Industries crankset on a recently replaced NOS Tange bottom bracket. Some paint dings and scratches exist as I have ridden this bike regularly. I have always put the best stuff I could find on it.
There ARE CONDITIONS TO SELLING THIS BIKE !!! I am not desperate to get rid of it nor am I hard up for money. It will not be defiled by being posted on Craigslist and certainly not Ebay. I am looking for someone who would appreciate this bike as much as I have, protect and maintain it as much as I have, and ride it as much or MORE than I have. You’re looking at a bike that is nicer than 9999/10,000 bikes. Not more fancy or lighter than, but NICER. I’m familiar with the feeling of always having the nicest bike on the rack. I’m surely willing to keep the bike but I want a 57-58cm for any future touring – something this bike will never be. I have three other good bikes, but none like this – WILLING TO TRADE for an equivalent quality touring bicycle. (Yeah right, I’m dreaming… Davidson? Rodriguez? Independent Fab?)
I WANT TO KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY or sell it TO A GOOD HOME. You may have to be prepared to answer why you are riding my bicycle. It is unique, one of the finest bicycles in the world, and you could take it ALL OVER THE WORLD. I’m happy to wait a year or more to find the right person. The first notice of its current status as FOR SALE is today on drunkcyclist.com and future notices may be in Adventure Cyclist magazine or other appropriate forum. NO SHIPPING.
My cell phone number is (206)551-7533 – - call to talk… either to show interest or tell me I’m an idiot for selling it.by