UPDATE: This bicycle is no longer for sale, although I suppose everything has its price, right? Now, the Flyte is fully-built with SRAM Rival, Velocity wheels and disc brakes. It’s a perfect rider for the dirt roads criss-crossing the plantations around Tallahassee, though I still have to go my Pugsley for real sandy stuff. Drop me a line and let’s go get muddy!
Here’s a good example of “best intentions.”
I purchased this frame and fork with the intent of giving cyclocross a shot in the winter of 2005/2006. I built up this bike, then looked at it….all….winter….long. I continued to look at it, hanging on my wall, for the next 2 years. Now, with definite running issues (knee related), I’ve come to realize that I’m just not going to be able to try cyclocross at all. Cycling is great, so I’m going to stick with my MTB and road bikes. No running. No muddy winters in Belgium. No cyclocross.
Anyway, you can have this built-but-not-ridden 2006 Flyte XLS 3 Cyclocross frame, carbon fork, stem, headset, seatpost, and bars for the low price of $450.
What it is:
* 2006 Flyte XLS 3 Cyclocross frame, 6061 Aluminum, 60 cm seat-tube(c-to-seatmast), 61 cm top-tube (effective 59-60cm or so, c-to-c)
* Stays are spread to 133mm, good for either road or MTB hubs (this was a factory option)
* Matching Flyte SLX carbon fork, disc-ready
* Matching 42 cm (c-to-c) Flyte oversize alloy bars, black
* Matching 100mm, 85 degree Flyte stem, black alloy with carbon faceplate
* Matching Flyte alloy seatpost, black
* Cane Creek integrated headset, black
* Frame and fork are disc- and canti-ready (braze-ons for both)
* Three sets of bottle cage braze-ons
* Includes headset brake hanger and rear brake hanger
* Includes seat collar, black
This bike is stiff, light, and very cherry for the guy looking to get into cyclocross with a minimum outlay. Taking this pictures, I’m pretty disgusted with myself for just time-capsuling it and never actually riding it. Pretty sad, really.
NO LONGER FOR SALE!