Monday, 27 January 2014

For Sale: Bacchetta Bella ATT!

How Do All ;-)

The Beautiful Bella is now Sold!
Thank you for your interest ;-)

I have here a Becchetta Bella ATT for sale. this is the top line model with all the optional upgrades. see all the pictures and captions for more info.
This bike is in pretty much brand new, read "mint" condition has not been ridden very many miles, and the pictures taken this morning are a testament to this!

NB: please go to the bottom of this page if you want the pricing and other details for the bike before reading the rest of the post!


My genuine reason for selling and for it not having been ridden very many miles is that I have 5 recumbents, yes 5! and I am struggling to store them all comfortably, I also already have a very nice Vintage 1991 Radius Peer Gynt LWB which wins over the Bella for me a it has historical and sentimental value, for me in anycase ;-)


The Bella is Bacchetta’s long-wheelbase bike – long wheelbase recumbents were originally built for relaxed touring and that’s still true of the Bella. What has changed is that it’s not slow and heavy into the bargain. An aluminium frame, higher bottom bracket than normal on LWB bikes, and good seat mean it can be fast and sporty as well.

Bacchetta says:
Bella means beautiful in Italian and what’s not to love? 
A word about our Bella line of long-wheelbase recumbents- With a 67" or 71” wheel base, our Bella models offer incredible comfort and stability at all speeds. For new riders, this means the learning process is as easy as getting on your new recumbent, and riding away! Our rigorously tested frames, coupled with the best recumbent bike seat in the business, means the ride is always a pleasure, no matter the conditions or terrain.


 The specifications of the bike:

Frame:                 Bacchetta Custom Ovalized Aluminum w/Disc Brake Tab
Fork:                 Bacchetta Aluminum, w/Disc Brake Tab, 1-1/8"
Seat:                   ReCurve only
Handlebar:         Bacchetta Aluminum Bella Bar
Stem:                 Bacchetta "B-Pivot" Adjustable Stem
Rear Derail:         SRAM X.9
Front Derail:         Microshift R439 SS
Shifters:                 SRAM X.9
Crankset:              FSA Comet 48/36/26
Bottom Bracket: FSA Mega Exo Integrated
Headset:                 FSA Orbit-X, 1-1/8" Threadless
Cassette:                 SRAM PG970 11-34t 9spd
Front Brake:         Avid BB7 Disk (this is an optional upgrade from the base model)
Rear Brake:         Avid BB7 Disk (this is an optional upgrade from the base model)
Brake Levers:         Avid Speed Dial 7
Front Wheel:         Alex DA16, 20" (406), w/sealed bearing disc hub 
Rear Wheel:         Alex DA16, 26" (559), w/sealed bearing disc hub
Front Tire:         Schwalbe Marathon Plus 20" 1.35"
Rear Tire:                 Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26" 1.35"
Chain:                 KMC Z99
Pedals:                 Wellgo LU 897 Platform 
BB Height:         16.25"
Seat Height:         22" mid range
Wheelbase:         Small- 67"
Weight:                 32 lbs w/out Pedals
Weight Limit:         300 lbs.*
Gear Range:         19-107"
Color:                 Mango
Frame Size:         Small
X-Seam:                 Small: 36"-45"

Sram X-9 rear Dérailleur 

Full mudguards fitted.

Power and return idlers handle the chain nicely and fairly quietly too.
And the Delrin seat clamp make leg length adjustment a cinch!

FSA Comet Crankset.

Bacchetta B-pivot stem.

Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres and full mudguards.

Avid BB 7 disk brakes front and back, this was an optional extra from the base model.

Dual water bottle cages, in an easy to reach location and not cluttering up the cockpit!

Also included: ECT adjustable prop stand.

Gorgeous colour and very nice lines to boot!

Avid BB7 disk brake front.

Sram X-9 shifters and bell!

Mountain Mirrycle Mirror also included.


Not the most laid back recumbent I ever sat on but most definitely the most comfortable! you could spend days on this puppy and not have to worries about chaffing your puppies :-)

The Big Bag! also included in sale!
You no longer have to go searching for a bag to carry everything. Made with the same tough construction as our OFA and BrainBox bags, the Big Bag also features the "hood up" opening for easy access and reflective strip for visibility. Fits ReCurve seat only.


In profile with The Big Bag on, just begging to be ridden!



The seat can be removed in seconds making the bike a much easier package to store and transport. 


another great feature is that the seat is easily adjusted fore and aft with just one quick release lever, also the angle is a cinch to change using quick release pins on the rear stays,  making this bike suitable for several people of different leg lengths and body sizes / seating preferences to use  without having to move a front boom in and out or the need to shorten/lengthen the chain each time. 

 The naked bike, as lovely without the seat as with!



A medley of owners manuals, tubes and bits to complete the bike package.  

Ok! now the fun bit!

This bike in this high spec that I have sells retail for £1795.00 not including the extras!

I am asking for only £1000.00 or the very very nearest "genuine" offer (try me, but don't push it, tyre kickers will be Punch'ered! ;-)
I am very happy for peeps to come and view/test ride, on a quite road around the corner, and will happily take you out for a little tour if you are confident enough on the roads, free of charge ;-)

I am willing to ship the bike anywhere on mainland UK at cost via my company.
I live just off Junction 4, M4 about 1 mile north of Heathrow airport. 

please feel free to contact me if you have further questions, would like to arrange a viewing or make an offer / arrange payment and or delivery:  knottydotbearatgmaildotcom please alter the dot and at for . & @

I can accept payment in cash or as a bank transfer to a nationwide account, I may also be willing to take a paypal payment but only if the charges as covered by the purchaser.

Thank you for taking the time to read all this.

Take care and happy riding,
Barry ;-)