Monday, February 18, 2008

A Qball given up for a Cannondale?

I have yet to meet, in person another Qball rider. There are a few on the East Coast but I think I have the only one in CT. Came across this add today while perusing the New York CList that instantly caught my eye:

For Sale: Quiring Q-Ball 29er Singlespeed Mountain Bike, size medium, black. A beautiful steel bike made by hand in Michigan and carefully built up by hand. This bike is just over 1 year old and in great condition. I bought the frame and fork from Scott Quiring himself and built it up in the Fall of 2006. It handles wonderfully and is super comfortable. There are a few small nicks, but looks great overall. I love the bike, but have to sell it because I am building up another F29 and can't keep two singlespeeds. I am a little over 5'10" and it fits me perfectly with lots of stand-over clearance. This would probably work for someone about 5'7" up to 6'0.

I will sell it complete, or in parts as I could use some of it for my new build. Specs and prices are as follows:

Frame: Qball, steel, black, medium
Fork: Q-stick, black
Headset: Chris King

Stem: Thomson (5deg rise, 11cm or 12 cm, your choice)
Bar: Salsa Pro Moto, Flat, 660mm
Grips: Ergon, with mini bar ends, the best single speed grips out there.

Wheels: Surly New Disc Hubs, bolt-on (wrench included), black. DT Swiss TK7.1 rims, black DT Swiss Champion spokes and brass nipples. Handbuilt, by me, and utterly rock solid. Hubs are smooth, rims are true.

Tires: Rear WTB Nanoraptor, Front WTB Exiwolf
Crank: Truvativ Stylo SS 32 tooth cog.
Cogs: White industries 18 tooth and ACS 20 tooth included.
Brakes: Avid Juicy Seven 185 mm front, 160mm rear.
Seatpost: Moots Setback Titanium, 27.2. Gives a nice cushy ride (in a relative sense)
Seat: Specialized Body Geometry, Avatar 143

Complete Bike: $1300
Frame, Fork, Headset: $415
Wheels and cogs, (hub wrench and cog tool included): $320
Bar, Stem, Grips: $70
Tires: $50
Titanium Seatpost and Seat: $110
Complete bike, except brakes and crank: $920


Tried to get a picture of the bike but the guy never wrote me back. Perfect frame for someone I know, in fact the very same person who told me about the Qball in the first place.

1 comment:

Peter said...

I saw that ad last week as well but I do not have that kind of budget. Sounds like a nice bike.