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Bike Friday Sat-R Day For Sale – Sold

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Bike Friday Sat-R Day Folding Recumbent

I’m back from Cross Country Ride and have decided to sell my Bike Friday Sat-R Day folding recumbent. This has been a great little bike but I’m back on diamond frames now and do most of my touring locally.

The bike folds into a suitcase that converts to a trailer.  It has XTR cranks, XT rear derailleur, and a Shimano 3 speed internal hub.The bike is in good shape, it was over hauled and updated by Bike Friday after my last tour.

The bike is a much better recumbent than you would expect seeing the small wheels. In Corsica and Sardinia it handled steep climb and fast descents remarkably well; better than the Bike Friday Lama my companion was riding. It has always been a quick handling and fun ride.


Written by Roland

May 16, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. first.. looks like you lost a little weight. 😉

    second, how much for the bike? … and will you ship it ( I pay) to San Antonio?

    Bill Beall

    May 17, 2011 at 9:36 am

  2. Where are you (and the bike) located? How much are you asking? Thanks~

    Will Whitaker

    May 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    • I’m in Dover, NH and asking $2200 for the bike.


      May 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    • I’m in Dover, NH …. asking price for bike is $2200



      May 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm

  3. Roland,
    Why did you quit posting the c2c before the finish? I had to change from 2011-2012 and loved your blog to use for planning next year. Any “lessons learned”?

    George Boykin

    May 24, 2011 at 10:16 am

    • I just got diverted but do plan to finish. After the ride, there is a bit of a down. It is all chemical, you have been on an endorphin high and when you stop riding 80 miles a day your body goes thru a withdrawal phase. Mine might have been worse than others but everyone seems to go thru it.

      Plus getting back into life and reestablishing a schedule takes time.


      May 24, 2011 at 11:18 am

      • Thanks for the reply. Could you take a few minutes and address;
        three things about the c2c that was as I expected
        three things i wish i had been better prepared for
        I’ve done 6 or 7 days of 65-85 mile days, but 60 days?Looks like most people do in fact make it.

        George Boykin

        May 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      • You get one day a week off and that seems to be enough. The effects are more mental than physical but I will say for the last few weeks my legs hurt they just weren’t recovering but they were still getting stronger.

        As the ride goes on your mind becomes very quiet and focused, you day is riding and not much more. I was lucky, I became friends with RO and we rode together everyday. He helped me out a lot and I like to think I helped him occasionally. Around Texas miles in the day stopped being an issue for me and I was by far the heaviest rider on the tour.

        Bubba says the only prep you need is the ability to sign the check, he takes care of everything else. That is true but better prep will make the ride a lot more fun. I spent a month in Tucson before the ride and that did quite a bit for me. It helped me adjust to long slow grades, I got 350 miles of riding for a base for the year before C2C, and it helped me adjust to the heat. I am not sure which was the most important but I think it might have been the heat. I think I would have made it without that prep but the first few weeks would have been a lot harder.

        Everyone makes it, but not everyone rides every day or the whole ride everyday. So if you do have a problem there is help.


        May 24, 2011 at 10:31 pm

  4. I really liked all of your pictures and descriptions of the event.What about special “recovery” food?Is the massage person available every day?Looks like everyone used a standard road bike with 1″ tires and standard seat? Did everyone else have as many flats as you and RO seemed to have?Sorry for all the questions, but you seem to love riding and have all the answers.

    George Boykin

    May 25, 2011 at 8:43 am

  5. My special recovery food was beer and bar-b-que potato chips. They has what I needed after a hot day. I wouldn’t do that now but when I doing 65 or more miles per day they seemed to work for me. Lots of snacks and beer were available when I hit camp each day typically between 2:30 and 4 pm.

    Massage was available every day, not sure Robin who was excellent ill be back next year.

    Of the 15 riders, my memory is 3 trikes and 5 touring bikes (4 Surly LHTs).

    The folks using Schwabe Marathon Plus tires seemed to have a lot fewer flats. Not sure they had any flats.


    May 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm

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    May 28, 2011 at 6:22 am

    • This is not an active blog. Strange you didn’t mention what is your website.


      May 28, 2011 at 6:47 am

      • “Mandie” is not an actual person, just a spambot.


        May 28, 2011 at 9:58 am

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