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Besweder
10-15-2015, 05:39 PM
This is a 56 cm version of Kestrel's "Enhanced Modulus" 200 EMS from the 1990s in very good condition, with a full Dura-Ace drive train. Kestrel pioneered carbon fiber frame design with the world's very first all-carbon monocoque bicycle frame, The frame weighs in at 2.6 lb.; the complete bike is just 18.6 lb. with bottle racks, but without pedals.

I've owned this bike for approximately 14 years, but it has been a garage queen for the last several as I've been riding less and I have too many steeds in the stable (or so says my better half). The frame is rock-solid with on ńy a few minor scuffs and paint nicks that have been touched up. The build: Full Dura-Ace 7400 drive train, Wheels: the renowned Mavic Heliums (straight & true); Stem: Profile Design; Saddle: fi'zi:k Vitesse; Post: Kalloy; Bars: Forma 3T with new Cinelli cork ribbon tape; Bottle cages: Blackburn; Tires: Continental GP Force/Attack (some use); Pedals not included; original decals are essentially perfect.

A few comments on the 200EMS copied from owners on RoadBikeReview:
"... handles like a jet fighter, but it's not ... 'twitchy.' The power transfer is so flawless that when you stomp on the pedals you are wondering if the bike will shoot out from between your legs and maim a spectator."
"This bike has an amazing ride - smooth yet strong, light and responsive."
"A fantastic ride that climbs hills all by itself. I love ... the combination of lightweight, stiffness, and shock-absorbing smoothness from the Kestrel EMS."

Hyperbole? Perhaps, but it is a nice ride ;o)

NOW Asking $and plus shipping & PP. Nice versions of the 200EMS have sold recently for 60% to 100% more so I think I'm being reasonable; what do you think? REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE CHEERFULLY CONSIDERED.

Besweder
10-19-2015, 02:56 PM
Bumpety, Bumpety, Bump!

Besweder
10-26-2015, 05:47 PM
This could be a classic ;o) Bump it for the new week.

Reasonable offers will receive serious consideration.

dzxc
10-29-2015, 09:55 AM
This is really nice! My first "nice" road bike was a black Kestrel exactly like this. Rode awesomely, even though it was 10+ years old at the time I got it and had the same dura ace components. Good luck with the sale, love these bikes.

Besweder
12-16-2015, 03:10 PM
. . . my Christmas credit card bill will be coming soon ;o) Make me a reasonable offer and we'll see if we can work it out.

BTW, DZXC is right; this is a nice ride. I rode it on the Bike Tour of Colorado a few years back and it happily dragged my ol' bod up the big mountains. I've just gotten too many bikes lined up in the garage and need to make some space.

Still looking for a reasonable offer.

Besweder
12-22-2015, 03:33 PM
You'll kick yourself when Spring comes if you let this go . . . ;o)

hida yanra
12-22-2015, 04:50 PM
Great bike - rides well, and the lines are bang-on.

Besweder
12-23-2015, 12:39 PM
Great bike - rides well, and the lines are bang-on.

It is a nice one . . .

BikeTech
12-23-2015, 04:09 PM
I'm bumping this because I still own an EMS 200 and 300 and refuse to part with them. Good luck with the sale!

Besweder
12-30-2015, 06:05 PM
I'm bumping this because I still own an EMS 200 and 300 and refuse to part with them. Good luck with the sale!

. . . and, I am somewhat flexible on the price if that's of interest to anyone.

Besweder
12-31-2015, 01:22 PM
. . . see above!

Besweder
01-05-2016, 05:58 PM
. . . leading to a new Bump.

Besweder
01-13-2016, 04:40 PM
You know you'd look good on it!

Besweder
01-27-2016, 04:32 PM
. . . to $750.

Besweder
02-01-2016, 01:53 PM
for a Monday.

Besweder
02-07-2016, 05:10 PM
Super Bowl Bump!

Besweder
02-19-2016, 06:22 PM
... for the weekend, 60+ degrees in Colorado! Time to ride, even for us wussies. :)

Besweder
03-04-2016, 05:37 PM
prompts another bump. A new project in the wings has me antsy to find a new home for this classic Kestrel. :bike:

Besweder
03-05-2016, 03:51 PM
Bump-it!

Besweder
03-11-2016, 01:09 PM
now even more of a deal! :)

Besweder
03-13-2016, 07:38 PM
once again.

dzxc
03-13-2016, 07:54 PM
Dang if this was my size I would purchase for nostalgia value alone! Another bump, months later. :p

Besweder
03-22-2016, 01:12 PM
Bump-de-bump-bump!

Besweder
03-28-2016, 11:44 AM
Monday Bump ... Ebay is looming.

Besweder
04-03-2016, 02:48 AM
SOLD!!!:banana: