Monday, 6 October 2014

TW-Bents Mantis Trike, FOR SALE!

How Do All ;-)
SOLD!
Please Note: this post is extra picture heavy ;-)

Here I have for sale my Tw-Bents Mantis, 81 gear! Folding Trike.

I am selling this trike as I would like to save some pennies towards, and make space for a new tandem bike in my now overcrowded storage facility :-D

This trike is fully and properly set up and adjusted and is ready to ride away with no further tinkering or twiddling needed, barring setting the boom at the right length for the rider!


All large size pictures and close ups of any scratches can be seen at the bottom of this post or here in my pcasa album:

This is a pretty much brand new and almost unused Machine! I have done less than 100 miles on the trike since I purchased it, and the previous owner even less than this!

There are a few scratches / marks on the frame and these are very well documented in the photos. these are some surface paint scratches under the frame near the folding clamp either from folding or storing folded on an unprotected surface (Not Me) A small paint chip on the folding clamp, again whilst in folded mode I guess. a small paint scratch through paint surface  under boom, and some superficial ring marking on the paint surface on the boom from adjusting the boom in and out,

There is absolutely no rust anywhere, either inside the frame or out and as can be seen from the running gear the trike is almost immaculate, bar the scratches mentioned. the tyres still have the molding line in the tread, thats how few miles they have done.

Here is what makes up the trike:  

Frame: Main frame Cr-Moly
Seat: alloy frame with mesh seat cover
TW-Bents Adjustable head rest
Brake Levers: Tektro with spring loaded parking brake buttons for easy non roll away parking 
Steering: Easy-handling Indirect Steering, Ackerman-Compensated, all rod end bearings have grease nipples, control rods are anodised Aluminium.
Shifters: SRAM Dual Drive II, 9 speed grip shifter with mtn drive selector, and Sram attack 3 speed grip shifter for front mech
Front Derailler: Shimano 105 triple
Chainset: Lands Free 52/42/30T alloy w/chain guard, 170mm cranks.
Rear Hub: SRAM dual drive II, with 9 speed cassette and Sram dérailleur. 
Cassette: SRAM PG970 11-34
Chain : KMC Z9000

Front hubs: lands free with single allen bolt removal.
Rim: Alex DA22 double wall 451/20"
Tyres: Kenda Kontenda HP 23 x 451 / 20" x 1"
Spokes: 14# stainless
Brakes: Avid BB7 Mtn Disc Brakes on both front wheels
Bottom Bracket: BB-7420AL
Seat Height: 9" ground to base
B/B Height: 14"
Weight: 38 pounds / 17 kilos
Load Rating: 120kg or 265 pounds 
Folded size: L x W x H:  43" x 28" x 20.5"

Two zefal flip out mirrors
Two alloy bottle cages.
Tw-Bents Flag
removable arms for mirror, computer, mudguards, bottle cages and lights fixing. not installed but shown attached in last two pictures for reference
Mudguards easy on /off quick release, not installed on fronts at this time
Rear rack and all fittings, not installed
Cateye Strada Cycle Computer, not installed 

I think I got everything there?

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 trike without obligation. I am in the Heathrow Villages area of 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:
£1,200.00 ONO + £6.50 P+P or free to collect

Postage will be by next day DPD courier.
Payment either by Bank transfer to Nationwide account, cash in hand or Paypal (please add 3.4% to total to cover paypal fees unless sending monies as to a friend) 
I will try to ship the trike within 2 days of the payment being received, Monday to Friday only!

Please Note: if shipped the trike will be folded, with the seat and possibly the rear wheel removed, every care will be taken to pack the trike in as much recycled soft packing as possible to prevent damage during transit, and in a very large strong box, minimal assembly will be required, and as all the drive train, gears and brakes are fully and  properly set up you should be able to ride the trike within an hour.

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

The Pictures.


Sram Dual Drive II system gives a very good range of gears for any situation!

Push button removal of Dual Drive II gear box makes for easy wheel removal!

Chainset: Lands Free 52/42/30T alloy w/chain guard 170mm cranks.


Front hubs: lands free with single allen bolt removal.

Rim: Alex DA22 double wall 451/20"

Tyres: Kenda Kontenda HP 23 x 451 / 20" x 1"

Brakes: Avid BB7 Mtn Disc Brakes on both front wheels



The steering arms with attachment points for accessory/mudguard mounting arms.



SRAM Dual Drive II, 9 speed grip shifter with mtn drive selector

 Sram attack 3 speed grip shifter for front mech

Tektro brake levers with spring loaded parking brake buttons for easy non roll away parking 





Sram Dual Drive II rear hub

Alloy seat with mesh cover, dual quick release removal.



Fully adjustable/removable alloy head rest  with cushy padding





surface paint scratched under frame and in front of folding clamp as mentioned in details above. 

Quick release with sliding locking pin for quick folding of the trike 


underneath the steering arms 


scratch through paint on the underside of boom and superficial marking of paint surface in front of boom clamp 


The main cross of the frame



Inside the folding clamp


Paint chip from folding clamp in top left of picture

 The trike in folded mode


a compact package to fit in the boot of your car, if you have a car that is :-D

Protected frame where tubes meet when folded.


Very neat head sets.

Shimano 105 triple front mech



 Mirrors, Mudguards,bottle cages, computer and the arms this all mounts on. not installed on the trike at this moment.

The flag and rack and all fittings for the rack.

 The front arms installed to show the flip out Zefal mirrors.


That's All Folks! 
Thank you for looking ;-)

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