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Apologies in advance if this is not the correct place for this, any redirection as to the correct place would be appreciated.

LOTUS AEROTROPE MOUNTAIN BIKE

A very rare opportunity to purchase a cycle that was once the forerunner in technology and leading up to the development of the Olympic gold medal winning design of Chris Boardman's bike in the 1990's

The Lotus Aerotrope MB was designed by Christopher Hornzee-jones, and manufactured for Lotus Cycles between 1992 and 1994 by S P Systems, Southern California, USA.

Only 450 cycles were made and less than 100 were sold worldwide, with only a handful going to the UK, the rest going to factory employees.



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FRAME

The frame is constructed of layered carbon composite with bonded alloy crank & steering head tubes.
Rear wheel mountings are of titanium alloy also bonded into the rear fork tubes.
Rear brake and gearchange lines are also bonded within the body of the frame.

FRONT FORK & SHOCK

No expense was spared with this cycle; Forks are Noleen Crosslink ELT still in excellent condition.
The shock is a K2 Smartshock.
This shock is electronic or manual controlled and powered by a single 9v battery and can be adjusted or turned off whilst riding. Still in perfect working order and excellent condition.
The steering head bearing casette is a brand new Cane Creek set, supporting an Acor alloy h/bar stem and alloy h/bars.

WHEELS

Wheel rims are Mavic F519's (no marks).
Shimano LX hubs with quick release spindles.
Both wheels in excellent condition (no marks, good bearings and run true).

BRAKES

Magura Blue - hydraulic with new pipes and fluid.

GEARS

Shimano Decore LX.
24 speed, 3-8.
Triple alloy chainwheels & alloy cranks, in excellent condition & unmarked.

EXTRAS

Saddle is Club Roost in blue embroidered fabric supported on alloy quick release stem.
Saddle bag.
Tyre pump.
Carbon frame protector.
Some tools

For more information on the sale please click link below:
LOTUS AEROTROPE MOUNTAIN BIKE on eBay, also Other Bicycle, Bicycle, Transportation, Collectables (end time 14-Jun-09 23:12:49 BST)
 

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I'm sorry, it has to be asked... are those touring wheels? ;)

(Old board humor. Beautiful bike. Best wishes with the auction.)
 
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