29 Jul 2011

Ken Rogers on eBay

A tidy Ken Rogers trike is up for auction on eBay.

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Ken Rogers 531 Racing Tricycle Trike

Too many bikes with too many wheels, so this classic single drive tricycle is for sale!

21 1/2" (54.5cm) seat tube (centre of crank to centre of top tube) and 22.5" (57cm) top tube (c-c).
The bike is shown set up for a rider around 5'10".

Frame is in good condition with no dents or rust and just a few chips. It has been re-coated in a red/orange finish and the lower forks are chromed with mudguard eyes.
1" threaded headset. Ahead stem conversion fitted with Koshi stem and PZ bars ergonomic bars.

Front wheel is polished Mavic MA2 front rim on smooth Campagnolo hub with 36 stainless steel spokes. 700x28c Continental tyre.
Rears are black anodized Rigida with 36 s/s spokes. 700x28c Michelin tyres.

Single wheel drive with drive to nearside rear wheel. Drive shafts are smooth with no discernable play, nor unpleasant noises.
Stronglight triple crankset with 170mm crank arms.
6 speed rear freewheel.
Shifters are stem mounted. 7 speed indexed, so mismatch with the freewheel.
All gears can be obtained, but a 7 speed freewheel upgrade would be a good idea.

Side pull and Shimano cantilever brakes operated by Shimano levers (right hand scuffed).

Suntour XC seatpost with a comfy 'bTwin Xsenium Lookin' gel saddle.

This trike is not a faithful reproduction of a classic era machine, rather a comfortable, practical bike that has been used for day rides and audax touring (with a bar bag and seatpost mounted pannier rack).

Collection from Yorkshire, but shipping possible if you can advise on a suitable carrier.




As usual I have attempted to improve the original eBay images:
Image size has been enlarged to 800 from 500.
I have also added a touch of Sharpen and Contrast using PhotoFiltre.

This trike sold for £270 after 8 bids.

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