Silvio Wanted - Milwaukee, WI

Discussion in 'Buy and Sell .. Upgrade!' started by John Tolhurst, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Paladin

    Paladin New Member

    Anyone interested in selling a Silvio frameset, or full bike, please let me know.

    Marc Ward
    Brookfield, WI
     
  2. John Tolhurst

    John Tolhurst Well-Known Member

    That would be me. ;) :D

    But yes, certainly worth fishing for a second hand one.
     
  3. Mark B

    Mark B Well-Known Member

    Marc,

    It's always worth a shot, but I doubt you'll find a used one. They're still pretty exotic here in the US. I'm just guessing, but I bet there isn't more than a dozen all together. Maybe John could shed some light. It's a fun bike, though! Fun to ride and fun to have something that IS so exotic and yet, affordable.

    Mark
     
  4. Paladin

    Paladin New Member

    Mark, why does your sig say "Silvio R.I.P."?

    Also, is that why your sig also references "Silvio II". Replacement? Is it a newer version?
     
  5. Mark B

    Mark B Well-Known Member

    My first Silvio was involved in a roof rack/low overhead accident. Replacement frame will (hopefully) be ordered soon, provided my bank and or insurance company can pull their heads from their butts.

    Mark
     
  6. Paladin

    Paladin New Member

    [/QUOTE]
    My first Silvio was involved in a roof rack/low overhead accident. Replacement frame will (hopefully) be ordered soon, provided my bank and or insurance company can pull their heads from their butts.
    Mark[/QUOTE]

    Yikes, that must have been ugly.

    You know, sometimes I think I am crazy for thinking of this. Buying a new frame for $2,100 and then building it out, is gonna get me a $3,000+ bike that I have never ridden or seen. I have one recumbent (Rans Formula V2 LE 26/20) and need another bike not at all.

    Am I crazy for being intrigued by this adventure?
     
  7. Mark B

    Mark B Well-Known Member

    Not at all. I pondered the same thing. I had a Bachetta Strada and my trusty old Vision R42. I didn't need another bike, but I got intrigued by the front wheel drive. So, I ordered the conversion kit and built one. To tell the truth, the first few attempts to ride were horrendous, but I had read from others that the learning curve was short, but steep. Sure enough, I got the hang pretty quick and understood what all the buzz was about. It wasn't long after I tried to ride my Bachetta again that it and the Vision went up for sale to finance my Silvio. No regrets, none whatsoever. The only regret I have with my Silvio is that low overhang. :oops:

    Mark
     
  8. dmc

    dmc New Member

    I have a Silvio frame I want to sell. One out of the original production run. Was built up and ridden, low miles. Components are now on another bike. Let me know if you if are interested and we can discuss further.
     
  9. Mark B

    Mark B Well-Known Member

    Where are you located, DMC? How much are you looking to get for it?

    Mark
     
  10. JonB

    JonB Well-Known Member

    I knew it, you are trying to start a team. How did you get Armstrong onboard?
     
  11. Mark B

    Mark B Well-Known Member

    :lol: :lol: I promised not to tell!

    Mark
     
  12. Cruzn Trav 1

    Cruzn Trav 1 Member

    hey dmc im heaps keen on gettin a silvio
    how much ya chasen
    im in western australia happy to pay shipping for right deal
    travis.tompkin@gmail.com
     
  13. Tom Roberts

    Tom Roberts Active Member

    I would be interested in your Silvio frame set. How much are you asking for it? I am located in Irvine, CA.
    Thanks,
    Tom Roberts
     
  14. dmc

    dmc New Member

    Mark,
    I live in Seattle, WA and I am looking to get $1200 + shipping. My e-mail address is d_cain@hotmail.com.
     
  15. defjack

    defjack Well-Known Member

    Great deal someone better grab this one fast. Jack
     
  16. Cruzn Trav 1

    Cruzn Trav 1 Member

    I just purchased a new silvio
    Someone should seriously grab this neat 2nd handy
     
  17. Danielpeper

    Danielpeper Member

    Hey guys,
    Someone was blessed to grab this Silvio 'second handy'. ME!:lol: Looking forward to choosing components using the expertise of all of you Silvio riders. If this bike brings back some of the joy I had as a youngster when I rode my bike, then it will have been well worth the cost.
    Daniel

    PS Thank you David.
     
  18. Mark B

    Mark B Well-Known Member

    Incredible.... Welcome to the club! You have been assimilated.

    Mark
     
  19. WhiteSilvio

    WhiteSilvio Well-Known Member

    Oh, I hope that isn't too painful!!!
     
  20. Mark B

    Mark B Well-Known Member

    Writing that check is the most painful part. The rest is wonderful!

    Mark
     
  21. Danielpeper

    Danielpeper Member

    Hi Ho Silvio!
    After checking around for prices, I pulled the trigger. ( The weather is sweet in Michigan this time of year!) Since I have little experience working on bikes, I decided to have a LBS do the full build. (I get to watch :) I just bring the frame parts over and presto chango it is done. Ordered all Ultegra 6600: 50-34 crankset 10 speed 175 Crankset, 12-27 cassette, Ultegra hubs and Velocity Fusion Black rims with Stelvio 700x28c tires, WTB Mountain Road Bar. Supposed to be here by Friday. I'm geeked.
    Daniel
     

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