Velo Orange Piolet - Large

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  • For a review that I wrote (and some not-so-recent photos), look here:­ange-piolet-review/

    This bike has been to Colombia, Cuba, and mountain biking around the Highlands, in addition to occasional commuting and riding the South Downs Way. So, it does have some wear/scuffs to the paint, but there are not many instances.

    I built the entire bike up myself (wheels hand-built as well) about a couple of years ago when I was bike mechanic in Canada. I reckon it has about 3,000km on it in total. Chain has another 1-2,000km, cassette is great, chainrings are perfect.

    Bike is 100% mechanically sound except for the following, very small issues:

    -Rear derailleur (XTR M950) was snagged in a branch in Cuba. Fixed it up with a new spring and bent it back to shape in a vice. Shifts as good as before, but just something to keep in mind.
    -Non-drive crank arm is a black (non-matching) Hove model. Previous crank arms' pedal threads were stripped. I just didn't get around to sanding down the crank arm like I have with the drive crank (gotta have it all silver!)

    Hopefully the photos can show most of the current condition. I won't name every part, but a few stand-out components are:

    • Hand-built 32h wheels: Velocity Blunt 35s (tubeless ready), Deore XT hubs, DT Competition spokes
    • Maxxis Ardent 29 x 2.4" rear, Maxxis Chronicle 29 x 3.0" front.
    • Avid BB7s, 180mm rotors front and rear. Plenty of life left in pads. Compression-less housing.
      -Mish-mash drivetrain. Saint 3x9, SRAM PG 990 cassette, XTR rear, XT front, Deore 3x9 crank (sanded down silver). Sounds like a grab-bag, but it works flawlessly.
    • Soma Clarence Bars (also sanded down silver) with Ergon GC1 grips.

    Included with the bike:

    • Velo Orange (read: made by Revelate Designs) Frame Bag. Perfectly fits the Piolet main triangle (see photos).
    • A set of Schwalbe Big Apple 29 x 2.35"

    NOT Included with the bike:

    • Saddle and Pedals

    This bike is ready for a very long, off-the-grid, self-supported bike tour. Or just some overnight bikepacking. It's a blast to ride and is a real looker. I had plans of going on another long trip using this one, but it looks like things aren't panning out that way.

    Asking £1,000. I'm based in E5. Collection only.

    (It seems like the image uploader on this site is pretty crap. So I've attached a few new ones, but will hopefully sort something better out tonight.)

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  • In the very unlikely event of splitting I might be interested in the frameset.

  • Open to offers?

  • I'd be all over this if it was small.

  • Yep, open to offers!

  • Bump, and price drop to £900.

  • Price drop to £800.

  • I'll take the bars and big apples if you split, and also maybe framebag and wheels

  • @platypus I could consider splitting the above items out if @Oddo is still interested in the frame.

  • I got something else in the meantime and therefore most probably can't afford it.

  • Price drop to £700. I know it's a niche bike...but think about how boss you'd be riding around on some 29 x 2.35" Big Apples.

  • Now willing to part out. Mostly just want the frameset off my hands. PM me with offers.

  • No longer for sale. Decided to keep this beast.

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Velo Orange Piolet - Large

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