I am selling my recumbent. It just really wasn’t for me. I did a Sunday morning recumbent ride with the local club. The guys were kind of wierd. Nice, but wierd. I just couldn’t see myself hanging out with them. And I guess, I enjoying riding an upright race style bike more. I ordered my triathlon bike, and am still waiting for it to be shipped. Anyway, I have my recumbent listed on craigslist.

Here is the ad description:
This is a great short wheel base recumbent bike made by Lightning Bikes in Lampoc, California. Lightning recumbents are known as being fast, and also being excellent climbers. The Stealth model is still built, but now under the name “Phantom”.
I enjoyed riding this bike. It was fast and comfortable. But I already have a bunch of bikes, and am more interested in riding a triathlon style bike.
This would make an excellent touring bike, but would also be fun just to ride around. As I said, it is fast and comfortable.

Year: Late 1996.
Color: Sky blue.
Size: Adjustable for rider height – 5’2″ to 6’8″.
Frame Tubing Material: 4130 chromoly.
Shift Levers: Grip Shift.
Crank Set: Sachs 28/38/48 teeth.
Rear Cogs: 7 speed, 11-28 teeth.
Saddle: Lightning Ergofit aluminum rails (padded seat with mesh back).
Handlebars: Lightning welded aluminum.
16″ front wheel.
26″ rear wheel.

Someone wanted to come over this weekend and look at it.

Added 5/9/08

A guy came over last night to look at it. He rode it up and down the road a bunch of times. I was asking $700, but he offered $600, and I took it. He kept asking why I was selling it. I kept telling him that the recumbent just didn’t fit my personality. That was the truth. A race type bike just fits me better. I want to do an Ironman next year. So I bought a tri-bike. That is more my speed. The recumbent was just taking up space. I hope he enjoys the bike. I am guessing he will.