Sold! Petite lady top-level Anchor RFX8W Equipe 2010 model

TOM

Maximum Pace
#1
Daughter has left Japan and won't be back in the foreseeable future. WIfe gave it a try but is too afraid of descents and traffic on the road...so I decided to sell.

The bike is in perfect riding condition and buyer has the choice between Ultegra or Mavic Ksyrium ES (+20,000 yen) wheels. Other components are Shimano 105. Stem and saddle post were upgraded to OVAL and 3T Dorico respectively. Frame size is 420 with top tube measuring 502 (for petite ladies 149~160cm). My daughter is 156cm tall.

Asking price: 90,000 yen (with Shimano Ultegra wheels) or 110,000 yen (with Mavic Ksyrium ES wheels). No pedals. (FYI catalogue price of this RFX8W Equipe is 265,000 yen).

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TOM

Maximum Pace
#5
Lee
Hi Lee...to be very honest, 164 is a bit out of the range of this size 420 model (149~160 is the ideal range). Your wife would surely regret the purchase especially if it is for serious racing. This all-carbon is Bridgestone's top level women-specific model. Combined with the Mavic Ksyrium ES wheels this is a very powerful climbing machine for smaller ladies. If your wife is interested to use it for more recreational purposes, it would be possible for you to adjust the size (longer stem, saddle post with larger setback, etc.) but in that case I honestly believe you should first look at brand-new more recreational bikes in the same price range.
 

Lee

Cruising
Jan 25, 2013
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Minato-ku, Tokyo
www.humankind.jp
#6
Hi Tom, thanks for the insight. I was thinking about stem seatpost etc. but I know there is a limit to how far you can push that. She's just beginning and not racing yet (but has ben invited to participate this year) so its a tricky one. I'll have a chat to her about it. Thanks.
 
Likes: TOM

TOM

Maximum Pace
#7
Hi Tom, thanks for the insight. I was thinking about stem seatpost etc. but I know there is a limit to how far you can push that. She's just beginning and not racing yet (but has ben invited to participate this year) so its a tricky one. I'll have a chat to her about it. Thanks.
Hi Lee ...what did the Missus think? As chance would have it (small world!), a common friend checked with the shop owner where I purchased the bike and accordingly, she should have no problems in terms of handleability even though the frame is on the small side. If you look carefully at the pictures posted here, you will see that the saddle post is already a 2.5cm offset one - so that would already help (difference in height with my daughter pictured is 8cm). Please do take your time.
 

Xue Wang

Warming-Up
May 21, 2013
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#8
Hi Tom, is there any chance you're still looking for a taker for this bike? I'm just starting to get into biking and would be interested. Xue
 
Likes: TOM