Spa Cycles Titanium Tourer (51cm) for sale: £1100.
One careful owner… bought new… receipt kept.
51cm Frame, Unpolished Titanium. Black steel forks.
Stronglight triple, 46/36/26 with Tiagra front mech.
11-32 Cassette with Deore LX rear mech.
Shimano Tiagra STIs with short reach shims fitted.
Brooks sprung saddle, Flyer S, Tan colour.
Single sided SPD touring pedals.
Reach from nose of saddle to hoods: 61cm.
Top of bars to ground: 93cm. There are 6cm worth of spacers as the steering tube was either not cut, or only cut by a very short distance – my wife liked an upright riding position.
Short Deda stem with a fairly high rise angle.
Tektro black cantilever brakes.
Tubus Slimline Rack – not the very narrow one, but slimmer than the standard rack.
CatEye battery rear light rack-mounted.
Deore / Sputnik / Sapim wheels built by Spa Cycles
Schwalbe Marathon 700×32
2x bottle cages.
I’m selling my wife’s bicycles… this is her Spa Cycles Titanium Tourer. She is 5’7″ tall and weighs (ahem) somewhere in the middle of an NHS definition of healthy. We had been enjoying cycle camping and for her ‘thieth Birthday I treated her to this bike from Spa Cycles, that was August 2012. Unfortunately in 2012 she also began to suffer from Myalgic Encephalopathy. Since then we’ve had to come to terms with her being one of #MillionsMissing. Within 12 months this bicycle was hung from the rafters of the garage and has been there ever since, getting an occassional wipe down and check over from me and generally waiting for the day she’d get better. She isn’t going to get better.
When it came to choosing this bike, Spa couldn’t have been more help. I’ve heard that ‘bikes are adjustable, humans are adaptable’ – however, if you have back problems you need a really comfortable bicycle. Hence the short reach shims in the Tiagra STIs. Hence the upright riding position and short Deda stem. Hence the sprung Brooks saddle.
My wife really loves this bike, and I have taken good care of it. The gears shift perfectly. The wheels are true and have a bunch of life left in them. Heck the tyres still have the rubber bobbles from their mold. There is a little cosmetic rust on some of the steel bolts, if it was my bike I’d replace them but this is only cosmetic.
If you are interested – comment below and I’ll follow up via email. This post will be deleted once the bike is sold, so if you can read this it is still for sale.