SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! (Thanks Henry, I hope you enjoy this as much as I have. it’s been the model upon which my custom bikes were built. It’s a great thing.)
I’ve assessed and reassessed my cycling needs. I’ve had the collection, and now I’m going to simplify my life and my cycling. I need to RIDE bikes, not simply OWN them.
Here is a Moots Vamoots Compact SL.
This bike is an amazing steed, and has been my favorite bike for everything. Unfortunately, the last few years saw my riding decrease to ZERO, and it’s been lonely. This is the 6/4 titanium that is reputedly lighter than the more common 3/2 Ti found on most frames. (At the time I purchased this bike, there was some stink about the weapons industry taking all the 6/4 Ti, making this a comparative rarity. Quite frankly, I never checked the veracity of this claim, but it’s a good story.)
Top Tube: 59.0cm (virtual)
Seat Tube: 56.5cm C-to-T, 61cm effective
Seat Angle: 73 degrees
Head Tube: 19.4cm
Head Angle: 74 degrees
2008 Shimano Dura Ace 10-speed group, crank-length 175mm with matching wheel set
Moots setback seatpost and 130 (0 degree rise) stem
Chris King Titanium headset
Easton EC 90 SLX CNT carbon fork, 43mm rake
Fizik Arione saddle and tape in matching metallic blue
The pedals, cages, and WCS spacers are NOT included. I’ve swapped the spacers for the same height in carbon spacers. If you need or want pedals or cages, let me know; I have a pile of various types and we might be able to work something out.
As on all Moots bicycles, the decals are applied directly to the titanium and are not clear coated. This results in some edge peeling over time, which is evident on this bike. Luckily, Moots runs a clean-and-relabel service that will replace them for a small fee.
Oh, and yes, I’ll peel off my name decal.