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Tandem Owners - opinion on this Tandem (from ebay)(3 posts)

Tandem Owners - opinion on this Tandem (from ebay)UncleMoe
Jul 23, 2003 4:17 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3619044907&category=7298#ebayphotohosting

It doesn't list the year, but with the suntour shifters and what appears to be cantilever brakes I'm guessing it is somewhat older. I can't even tell if this is a 1 1/8 inch threadless headset?

$1200 seem a little steep? Would that be accurate?

(I posted a few days ago about another tandem too - I set up links to the other classifieds you all recommended and will keep an eye out. Thank you all).
I wouldn't pay that much for it.Spoke Wrench
Jul 23, 2003 5:08 PM
That's about 50% of new replacement cost for that bike, and it has to be pretty old because it still has Suntour shifters. I'm thinking 1" headset for the same reason. I'd say that $800 - $900 would be a fair price.
Still too muchMel Erickson
Jul 24, 2003 8:46 AM
Be patient and you'll find a good buy. I bought a Santana Rio (they no longer make a model by that name but make an equivalent) which is basically XT level Shimano stuff with a quality steel frame. It had two forks, a downhill suspension fork for off road riding and the regular steel rigid fork for everything else. It was in MINT condition and I paid $1200. I think I got a pretty good buy and I got it off the classifieds here.