Thats a serious asking price. The guy has had it listed a few times as a frame only, and as a complete bike. As much as I love ellswoth bikes, I cant see spending that kind of dough on a used bike. Would rather just pick up a new one at a much lower price (the new sst.2 tubing looks awesome)....... Interesting bike none the less
The ad says "it's the only one ever made". This is not true, because I have one also.
If you look closely at the bike you will see that the shock stay is aluminum. The bikes originally came with a carbon fiber stay. It was a beautiful piece, but after breaking 2 of them, I got an aluminum one. It would appear the same thing happened to the bike in the ad.
At least he rode the bike. I ride the hell out of mine. It is a spectacular bike. Not worth the money, but a fine bicycle nonetheless.