verkaufe NME lowracer

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Challenge NME
This bike was designed with one goal: to win. The fastest in its segment, proven with several (world) titles / Eric Baeten. This bike is 1 of 3 prototypes that were built after which Challenge built it later in a limited edition, however, their frame was not rigid and it never went into production. Incidentally, their frame was only intended for racers, not the "public". So basically this is a collector's item.

After I bought it, it has been further "optimized". It has been given a candy red / black color (professionally painted by a company called "Color Monkey"), as well as a carbon 650C rear wheel and recently a carbon front wheel. Please note, most parts are all custom made (frame, hub, front wheel), in other words, all parts are designed by specialists (custom work). I also have 2 tail fairings at the rear.

My own experience shows that this bike is very fast in a straight line, comparable to a Cobrabikes lowracer. Chain runs along the front wheel but can be diverted, as well as adjusting the crankshaft. This makes it suitable for multiple lengths. There are videos circulating on my own youtube channel where other cyclists are simply beaten, without really much training. Provided you have a solid plan, you can destroy the competition.

In principle I would like to keep it, but because a velmomobile is on its way, I am considering getting rid of it. In terms of value & investment, this bike is worth over 5000 €. Asking price is 4100€. Bicycle is well maintained and on time and was put on maintenance by Eric Baeten himself, who runs a shop in Aarschot.

What is included in the price? The bike, 3 carbon wheels (I have a spare 20" at the rear), 2 tail fairings.

Test rides are done by myself, I speak from experience that such bicycles are quite different from an "average recumbent".
 

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Irjendwo im Pott
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Raptobike Mid Racer
Are you really sure that this is an NME?
Because the bike of Eric and others are looking different:




Pictures from:
 
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Challenge NME
I am sure. If you read my text everything is explained. The bike you posted (in orange) was the NME that was built by Challenge (also limited edition), but never made it to production because the frame wasn't rigid. Eric drove it only once, and his explanation was that it costed a lot of effort to get past 45 km/h. The grey recumbent on the left (same image) is Eric's bike and same as mine (and which is the real NME).
 

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Raptobike Lage Racer
Really nice bike! How would you ride it with your head so close or on the rear wheel? When I look at my bike my head sticks out quite a bit on the top of the seat, so I'm guessing it would interfere with the larger wheel?
 
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Challenge NME
Really nice bike! How would you ride it with your head so close or on the rear wheel? When I look at my bike my head sticks out quite a bit on the top of the seat, so I'm guessing it would interfere with the larger wheel?
I don't have any problems, on a lowracer like the NME you can't lean back much with your head anyways. I can still change from 650C to 559 or 20" at the rear. I like the bike with 20" as well, but then you have the issue to look straight onto/over your steer. You get used to it.

When weather clears up here, I'll take it to the track soon and take some more images.
 

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@Jack-Lee
Wie ganz am Anfang ausgeführt handelt es sich hier um einen Prototypen der eine Basis für das spätere Challenge NME gewesen sein soll.
Die Version von Challenge weicht deutlich davon ab und soll nicht steif gewesen sein:
This bike is 1 of 3 prototypes that were built after which Challenge built it later in a limited edition, however, their frame was not rigid and it never went into production.
Welches nun das "echte" NME ist darüber kann man streiten, würde mich aber nicht überraschen wenn das NME von Peter das bessere (da steifere) Fahrrad ist. Wäre interessant von dir zu hören wie die Unterschiede sind da du ja das Challenge NME kennst und somit vergleichen könntest.
 
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Einen Vergleich zu der hier angebotenen Version habe ich leider nicht. Zudem ists lange her das ich das NME besessen habe. Weich war es aber sicherlich nicht... Weder im Antrieb, noch vom Fahrgefühl. Dafür hatte es bei stärkeren Antritten gut SChlupf vorn.
 
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Challenge NME
Thats no NME... I had one in the past :/
I hardly doubt that. There were 3 built in total of which1 stayed in Belgium the whole time. I purchased 1 from a guy in The Netherlands and he was the first owner. The 3th bike went to Norway or Sweden. The one you had was probably a cheap copy.
 
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Einen Vergleich zu der hier angebotenen Version habe ich leider nicht. Zudem ists lange her das ich das NME besessen habe. Weich war es aber sicherlich nicht... Weder im Antrieb, noch vom Fahrgefühl. Dafür hatte es bei stärkeren Antritten gut SChlupf vorn.
I've had 2 Cobrabikes lowracers in the past and this NME. Similar to the Cobra, the NME feels super stable and very fast. Of course, this bike isn't made for daily commuting because it's extremely low and less visible in traffic. Yet, you are positioned super close to the surface (which I like a lot). On the Cobra seat position is more upright, on the NME you lay more to the back. In terms of comfortability, it's a purely personal preference. I enjoy riding any hardcore lowracer without suspension, someone else probably doesn't but again, this is purely subjective.
http://users.telenet.be/gentseliggers/documenten/krantericbaeten.jpg
 
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@Peter_Joossen Patrick @Jack-Lee had an Challenge NME and failed to notice your introduction text before posting his first reply.
I did point your explanation out to him and therefore his follow up comment that he knows only the Challenge version and was not aware of your version / basis prototype.
Everything ok now.
 
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Challenge NME
@Peter_Joossen Patrick @Jack-Lee had an Challenge NME and failed to notice your introduction text before posting his first reply.
I did point your explanation out to him and therefore his follow up comment that he knows only the Challenge version and was not aware of your version / basis prototype.
Everything ok now.
Ok thanks to clarify. Your lowracer looks sweet, is it a bike cormet?
 
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Birk Comet
Yes, a Birk Comet RT , turned 10 Years old this year and looks still like fresh out of the factory, always a real pleasure to ride.

Your NME is also very good looking, nice colour and in a fantastic shape for its age (I gues 15 to 20 years?).

How to you say: Everything gets better but good things stay good(y)
 
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