Very special used bikes for sale

Over decades of bike obsession, I (Todd, one of the partners here at Clever) have acquired more of them than I ride. I'm cleaning up.

Prices are as-is. All can be fixed up in a number of simple ways (such as new bar tape, saddles, fenders etc.), but the buyer should choose these details. Can ship, but local (Portland) sales preferred. I want you to ride 'em as a first step!

Email me (Todd) to make a test-ride appointment or ask questions. I do not use telephones; please do not call Clever Cycles about these bikes!

Sycip custom superdeluxe expedition touring / all-rounder : $3200

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Gorgeously fillet-brazed by Jeremy Sycip in the city of San Francisco, in 1999, this was the very best bike I could conceive and specify, designed around the then-new Rohloff Speedhub, with a quick-swap fixed/freewheel single-speed wheel. I spared no expense. I have ridden it no more than 5,000 miles. It is in superb shape.

The bike is very stiff and strong, oversize steel tubing, suitable for heavy loads, heavy riders, or just heavy use. It features an exceptionally low bottom bracket for easy feet down, height adjustable via the eccentric bottom bracket. I have used it for many >100mi days, both loaded and empty, and commuting.

  • 59cm horizontal top tube
  • 56cm seat tube; 72 degrees
  • 74 degree head tube angle, ~5cm trail
  • 5-segment wishbone seat stay assembly, coin capped; 5-segment fork, straight oversize blades with low-rider mounts.
  • S&S couplings with carrying case.
  • ISO 559 (26") handbuilt wheels with Mavic downhill-class rims; Rohloff Speedhub and Phil Wood fixed/freewheel rear, Schmidt Original Nabendynamo (SON) front
  • Phil Wood bottom bracket in Bushnell eccentric bottom bracket shell manages chain tension with vertical rear dropouts optimized for Rohloff hub.
  • Clearance for 35mm tires with fenders.
  • Nitto Moustache bars
  • Custom Sycip quill stem, high and short, match-finished to frame
  • Rohloff Speedhub bar-end shifter mount for road-diameter bars
  • Chris King 1" threaded headset
  • Campagnolo brake levers
  • Paul Neo-Retro cantilever brakes front, Touring cantilever rear; Kool-stop salmon pads
  • Campagnolo BMX single-speed crankset, gold anodized yo, 144 BCD.
  • Nitto Campee rear rack, nickel-plated Cro-Mo.
  • pump peg, clearance aft of seat tube

Rivendell Road bike : $1800

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Waterford-built, 1997 Riv Road, 57cm (top tube too). Reynolds 753, fantastic lugwork with paint by Ed Litton. Comfortable, spirited, quick, classy ride from now legendary Rivendell's 3rd year in business.

Eclectic build including Campy, Mavic, Shimano 105, Stronglight "drillium" triple crank (for De Ronde), Nitto components, amazingly enough all working together just fine.

Brompton M6L with extras : $1800


This one, unlike the others, I do still ride. But since I sell Bromptons for a living, I can get a new dream Brompton at a price that recommends I sell this one rather than upgrade it with the latest goodies. Well-used, but also well-loved, and it has a lot left to give. Buttery smooth gearhub is better than new. Would be over $2500 if new. This is a pretty close description, but doesn't capture the Chris King headset, for instance, nor the fact that the gloss ivory/orange "creamsicle" finishes are no longer available.


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