Opitma Orca / Lynxx

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Opitma Orca / Lynxx

Postby Aushiker » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:30 pm

Still poking around the recumbents for sale adds with the possibility of grabbing a "immediate" bike before I can afford/negotiate the purchase of a Sinner Mango. Anyway a Optima Orca has popped up on Gumtree and there are couple of Optima Lynxx available as well. One is on Gumtree (probably same seller as for the Orca) and one is at OzHPV.

What little I have found about these has been pretty mixed so curious if anyone has experience with either. There seems to be some question about the amount of recline of the Orca and its height with 26" wheels.

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Re: Opitma Orca / Lynxx

Postby Baalzamon » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:04 pm

Flying Furniture has got an Optima Lynx selling used for $1700
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Re: Opitma Orca / Lynxx

Postby Aushiker » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:48 pm

Baalzamon wrote:Flying Furniture has got an Optima Lynx selling used for $1700


Thanks. Another one to add into the mix.

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Re: Opitma Orca / Lynxx

Postby Roinik » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:16 pm

Baalzamon wrote:Flying Furniture has got an Optima Lynx selling used for $1700


Would it be worth a "quick" trip to Canberra to find out for yourself?
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Re: Opitma Orca / Lynxx

Postby Aushiker » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:28 pm

Roinik wrote:
Baalzamon wrote:Flying Furniture has got an Optima Lynx selling used for $1700


Would it be worth a "quick" trip to Canberra to find out for yourself?


Maybe. Need to get the time off to do that ...

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Re: Opitma Orca / Lynxx

Postby just4tehhalibut » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:13 pm

Well an Optima Orca (typo'd as Orcha) is for sale down Bunbury, just popped up in Gumtree. Bit closer to home for you
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/eaton/bicycles/recumbent-optima-orcha/1013498488

And if you wait a bit there'll be a Logo Trikes recumbent tandem trike coming up, approx $4500. Unusual for tandems this is set up with a freewheel for the stoker, captain and stoker aren't locked into the same cadence and the captain probably needs as additional mirror on the front to see if the stoker has nodded off or stopped pedalling to read a book. Also has S and S couplings to split the frame in two for travel or storage, it is a fairly long beast otherwise.
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Re: Opitma Orca / Lynxx

Postby Aushiker » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:24 pm

just4tehhalibut wrote:Well an Optima Orca (typo'd as Orcha) is for sale down Bunbury, just popped up in Gumtree. Bit closer to home for you
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/eaton/bicycles/recumbent-optima-orcha/1013498488


Looks nice but not sure that the price is appealing ...

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Will be in Bunbury Monday to. Pity I was not overnighting as I could have taken a look at it.

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Re: Opitma Orca / Lynxx

Postby Baalzamon » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:32 pm

Well a brand new Optima Oryx which is based off the Orca is $2840 from FFC....
That is well overpriced imo, should be around $1250-1500 I reckon based on 5 years old and it has been made obsolete by the Oryx as well.
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Re: Opitma Orca / Lynxx

Postby Roadie » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:33 pm

I bought the optima lynxx mentioned on the ozhpv site. After a few weeks riding I'm starting to feel at home on it. My first recumbent so it does take a bit of learning ( my partner thinks its a great joke as she is a long time recumbent rider ). Now I wonder why it took me so long to get on one. Ian
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Re: Opitma Orca / Lynxx

Postby just4tehhalibut » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:48 am

Baalzamon wrote:Well a brand new Optima Oryx which is based off the Orca is $2840 from FFC....
That is well overpriced imo, should be around $1250-1500 I reckon based on 5 years old and it has been made obsolete by the Oryx as well.


There's an Optima advertised on BNA now, for $1550. So I guess you're right. http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=61399
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