Selling the Madsen – SOLD

Update – sold the Madsen.  My youngest cried when I told them I was selling it, cried when she found out that somebody was going to buy it, and cried when they came to pick it up.  :-(

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Well, the kids are big enough that they ride their own bikes, and we’re not hauling anything big enough on bikes to warrant it in the garage, so I’m selling the robin’s egg blue Madsen.  The bike is basically just like the one on Madsen’s site.  You could have it now!  This one was purchased in December of 2010 (it’s a v2 model) and despite having been well-ridden, is well-maintained and in good condition.  There are some small rust spots on the fenders, but the frame is all good.  The bike is basically original except for the following changes:

  • Cockpit has been re-configured to pull the rider forward and down a little more for better power.  I have the original tall stem included with the bike if you want to raise-up the bars again.  The original bar was tweaked in an attempted theft (they were foiled by the wheel lock!), so I’ve got a very similar replacement on there.  I also added the Ergon grips.
  • I have 2 of the flat bed racks (black and cream – they were out of blue when I ordered it).  One of the racks has a plywood deck on it.  The kids liked riding on it with the deck better, but it handles groceries better in the bucket.
  • Both back seats are included, and the original 4 seat belts.  I’ve had 4 kindergartners in there at once, and it’s do-able but squirmy.  The stand is super stable and kids can climb in themselves.  I added a water bottle cage for the passengers behind the saddle.  :-)
  • I have studded winter tires for both wheels as well that go with the bike.  This is Minnesota, after all.

Here’s some pics.  I’ll post on CL and NextDoor as well.  Asking $1000 OBO.  Respond in the comments if you’re in the Twin Cities and want to come get it.

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