[CR]1981 Lotus Aero Super Pro. FS


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From: "Charles Nighbor" <cnighbor@pacbell.net>
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 14:12:03 -0700
Subject: [CR]1981 Lotus Aero Super Pro. FS

Anyone interested in a 1981 Lotus Aero Super Pro. Seller wrote me this,"Hi, Im the original owner. Basically, the bikes been hanging from the ceiling in my apt for years gathering dust. Some guy in Boston said he wanted it back in Sept. but, he never sent me a check, I disassembled it and have it packed up for shipping. I can always reassemble it for you.

Its a 1981 Lotus Aero Super Pro. The frame is about 22 1/2 inches from the top of the seat post to the center of the crank. This was the first AERODYNAMIC bike made. Along with the aero frame tubing, this bike has a FULL Shimano Dura-ace AX group which had the first aero brake levers(no cable coming out of the top of the lever). Almost every component on the bicycle is aerodynamic including the V-sections rims, the brake calipers(used by Lance Armstrong in the 2000 Tour De France), the handlebars and even the hubs are machined to let the bladed spoke heads all face the same direction. The rear derailleur has a "notched" system which was a forerunner to index shifting. The bike needs to be cleaned up a little. Some components need to be disassembled and re-lubed to make it perfect. Right now you still can hop on and race it, but, if you're like me, a perfectionist, you need to spend 1 afternoon making it perfect. Im lazy, if I did make it perfect, i know I can get $1000- bucks for it. I have 2 other bikes that i mainly use, and Im just looking to unload this. I'm looking for $600-. Here are some pics. Feel free to ask me any questions, Jeff" I am quessing with the Areo design one can easy gain 10 MPH (just kidding)(interesting what Areo designs there were in 80's)(doubt if they had very little affect) I forward his email with great pictures. Contact me off line charles Nighbor Walnut Creek, CA