Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Challenge Fujin SL1, Low Racer "Jaffa" For Sale!

£1,050.00 or very nearest offer!

How Do All ;-)
Here I have for sale my Challenge Fujin SL1, Low Racer "Jaffa"

This is, or was my track and race bike, it is in Excellent condition, with only two areas of cosmetic damage (Honest details in the description and pictures) and a beautiful Pearly Jaffa Orange paint finish!

I used the bike for training at the local track (Hillingdon Cycle Circuit) twice a week, and raced in a very occasional BHPC race, as I'm not really into racing.
I have decided to sell the bike now as I have not ridden it since preparing it for racing and not actually racing it last year, and I'm not really interested in racing again, so would rather let it go to someone that will make proper use of it.

This bike is fully and properly serviced, set up and adjusted and is ready to ride today! with no further tinkering or twiddling needed, unless you want to of course!

The Details:

Challenge, Fujin SL1 Low Racer "Jaffa".

Seat height: 33 cm / 13"
Bottom bracket height ca. 56 cm / 22.0"
Wheelbase: 124 cm / 48.8"
Seat angle: 23°, 26° en 29°
Wheel size: 406 / 559
Average weight: 9,6 kg / 21 lbs (excl. seat pad and pedals)
Total weight limit: 95 kg / 210 lbs (rider and gear)

Frame: aluminium Challenge custom
Boom: aluminium alloy
Front fork: carbon monocoque
Seat: Challenge aluminium
Internal cable routing
Reinforced, stainless steel braid cable outers.
Stainless Steel inner cables
Above Seat Steering (ASS) Flip up titanium, telescopic tiller (custom conversion)
Brakes: Challenge rim brake front

Gearing: Ultegra rear mech / 105 front mech
Gear Shifters: Ciustom Modified Sram grip shifts with straight cable routing for super narrow race bar arrangement.
Cranks: shimano 105 triple, shortened to 140mm, set up double for racing, but inner ring and bolts included.
Fitted with special Challenge 7075-T6 55t outer ring and integrated chain guard needed for BHPC races.
Brand new Sram PC991 9 speed chains joined with special joining rivets and a power linked section for leg length adjustment, new spare chain sections included for adjustment.
New rear cassette, either 12/27 or 14/25 will update which later but can supply either or both if wanted!

Hubs: American Classic
Rims: Velocity Aeroheat AT
Rear disk wheel made with heat shrink Orocover aircraft film.
Spokes: Sapim Laser

Tyres: Schwalbe, Durano 1.1" (28mm) x 20" (406) & 26" (559) folding

Other Special items:
Hand Made Air Mesh seat pad, plus original foam Pad
Custom stainless steel neck rest and Air Mesh pillow
Custom made under-slung brake lever in Tufnol and aluminium, seized to the tiller with tarred nylon twine, Knotty Bear style!
Custom Idler arrangement with extra Terracycle return idler and custom made idler bracket.
Custom Faired mirror included also!

Please note:
The pedals are not included with the sale but will be left on to test ride unless you have your own preferred pedals.

There is an area of cosmetic damage on the right side of the seat, this was from the seat back being sat on and bending the side of the seat, done when the bike had a fixed tiller making it awkward to get down on it, this was "repaired" by a previous owner, by unnecessarily drilling the side of the seat and adding an unnecessary strengthening bar without straightening the seat. I removed this and the flaked paint to make sure the seat was sound and then straightened the side of the seat out, the seat is completely sound and needs no further strengthening, I chose not to paint "hide" the damaged area, as this is a race bike and I would rather show the damaged area to a buyer than hide it from them. (see pictures for details)

The top of the front mech post has some paint chipping. (see photo)

Under the front right seat mount some paint was removed when the chain came off the power idler due to a badly made chain keeper, this I have painted and made a proper fitting idler! (see picture)

This is a gorgeous bike and needs no cleaning, work or improvements, you can race off into the sunset with no worries at all! other than adjusting leg length.
If I have missed anything or you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

Please see all the pictures for a full 360 visual examination.

I am more than happy to have anyone come visit me and examine the Jaffa without obligation. I am in the Heathrow Villages area Hillingdon, Middlesex.

If you are interested in this item please contact me via: 
knotty dot bear at gmail dot com

The Price I am asking for this is:
£1,050.00 or very nearest offer!

Payment either by Bank transfer to Nationwide account, cash in hand or Paypal (please add 5% to total to cover paypal fees unless sending monies as to a friend) 

Thank you for looking!
Take care,
Barry ;-)

The Pictures.
All taken on 13/02/2019 unless otherwise stated.

Seat damage on right side, see description!

Front Mech Post paint chipped!

Paint fix under seat mount from chain dismounting.

Ultegra rear mech

105 Font chainset and that lovely custom 55T chainring!

Front return idler

Control arrangement

Ultegra rear mech

Added return idler and custom bracket.

The left hand crank

Inner chain ring removed, plastic plugs in bolt holes, chain ring and bolts included in sale

The Jaffa Orange rear disk wheel

Custom neck rest and pillow arrangement.

Power idler and chain keeper,
Terracycle chain idler and custom mounting bracket.

Velocity Aeroheat rims

The Holy Seat

Sigma computer compatible mounting point, using small zip ties or rubbers, and the thumb pad on the brake lever

Shiny new cassette and chains

Rear seat mount

Some extra, earlier taken pictures of the brake lever, computer mount in use,
Also views of the modified gear shifters, faired mirror, flip up tiller mount, and shortened crank ends.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

For Sale, Nazca, Quetzal Tandem

How Do All ;-)
For Sale!
Price Reduced!!
Nazca, Quetzal Tandem!
£4,900.00 £4,400.00 Or very nearest offer!

(Graham at the Rusty Bike Cafe)

For Sale on behalf of my Friend Graham. 
Please contact Graham for further information:

It is with great sadness and regret, that Graham and I have come to the realisation that we can not safely ride the Quetzal on the road in an enjoyable manner.
Due to my lack of counter weight and height, and Graham not being comfortable or confident on two wheels and also having difficulty with an off balance feeling, neither of us feel that we could actually go loaded touring and have a relaxing time doing so. had I been taller / heavier this would not have been a problem!
So we have decided that it is best to sell the Quetzal and buy a Tandem Trike instead which in our case was much easier for the both of us.

(Me at the Mama Mia Cafe in Windsor)

Please Study the many photos, which for an integral part of the description.

The Quetzal was bought from Nazca Bikes in 2017 and is in Excellent, New condition! we did however have one small accident due to a diesel covered roundabout and a very small amount of cosmetic damage was caused to the front handle bar (which we have a brand new replacement for) and also Cosmetic damage to the two right hand side brake levers, both of which function perfectly still, but a new replacement is included in the package for the stoker brake which you may wish to fit,or not. The frame, seats and all other parts of the bike remain undamaged as the handle bars and our bodies got scraped instead!

(The Quetzal without the extension frame section)

The Quetzal originally cost well in excess of  £5,100.00 GBP not including the shipping costs, and has lots of additional items which were optional extras from Nazca Bikes, like full touring racks, 180mm disc brakes, extension frame section, ventisit seat pads additional mirrors etc.
The Quetzal also comes with some spares and extras, please see photos for details.

the bike can be easily separated and folded in half making it very easy to transport, in the normal configuration (without the extension spacer) the frame is hinged and this make folding it a breeze.

Due to Graham being over 6 feet tall a spacer / extension frame section was ordered from Nazca and is fitted just behind the stokers cranks, you can see this in the photos and also without it in the photo above.

This Quetzal is fully and properly serviced, set up and adjusted and is ready to ride today (barring adjusting the leg length)! with no further tinkering or twiddling needed, unless you want to of course!

Graham is more than happy to have anyone come visit Him and examine the Quetzal without obligation. He is in the Hayes area Hillingdon, Middlesex.

Please note: spd pedals are fitted to the bike and can be used for a test ride, but are not included in the sale, unless you wish to purchase these separately.
Also please note: that we will try to accommodate anyone wishing to test ride the bike, however we will not shorten or lengthen the chains, or remove the extension frame section as to do this for every person would be unreasonable. we will however adjust to boom length for the captain within reason.

If you are interested in this item please contact Graham for further information:

For Sale!
Price Reduced!!
Nazca, Quetzal Tandem!
£4,900.00 £4,400.00 Or very nearest offer!

The Photos:

(Graham at Burnham Beeches)

All the following photos were taken on the 18/05/2018
and show the tandem in is current condition /configuration:

(Scrape to right Captains brake lever)

(Scrape to right side Captains handle bar)

(Scrape to right side Stokers brake lever)

(Shimano XT rear derailleur and 10 speed cassette)

(Rear Carrier Light)

(High and Low rider rear carriers for carrying four panniers)

(Dual rear shock absorbers)

(Rear head rest)

(Front head rest)

(Stokers triple cranks 170mm, and Shimano 105 derailleur)

(open cockpit steering or superman steering if you prefer)

(Front seat is a medium sized sport seat, with Ventisit seat pad and head rest)

(Rear seat is a large sized comfort seat, with Ventisit seat pad and head rest)

(Front Fork, 26" (559)Wheel, 180mm Avid BB7 Disc Brakes and Schwalbe Marathon Plus 47 x 559 tyres)

(Front cranks, 39 teeth ring and protector)

(Front handlebar, Bells, Mirrors, Avid brake levers and Shimano gear shifters)

(Stokers cranks and front chain tensioner)

(The extension frame section, easy to fit or remove)

(Bottle Cage mounting plate on front seat stays)

(Fully adjustable head rests on both seats)

(Rear kick down stand)

 (Rear180mm Avid BB7 disc brake)

(Rear frame pivot plates and bearing)

(Spares: front handlebar, inner tube, gear/brake cables for shorter rear end set up, handlebar grips, stoker brake lever, mirror mounting parts)

Thank you for looking!
Take care,

Barry ;-)