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I bought it!!(9 posts)

I bought it!!gtscottie
Sep 15, 2003 10:00 AM
After much searching I have bought my first tandem. A 2001 Santana Arriva it had been sitting in the back of the LBS for 2 years so I got a great discount plus new warranty.
My wife and I took it out for a short blast on the weekend between rain storms and had a ball. Man can you ever move out on one of those things!!

Thanks to all you guys that gave advise as to what bikes to look at.
Prepare to be drafted!MisJG
Sep 15, 2003 12:52 PM
We always look for the tandems on Century rides. They are awesome to draft. They are fast and present a large area to break the wind.
re: I bought it!!wily in pacifica
Sep 15, 2003 1:14 PM
Congrats on the Santana tandem but I got you beat by one. We have a Bilenky Tandem and a Santana Triplet. Haven't had three adults on it yet but I ride it with my 6 and 3 year old girls.

Here is the whole family on it except for Girl #3 who was born last Saturday. Can you say Quad?

click on the little picture on the site.

Willy in Pacifica
re: I bought it!!wily in pacifica
Sep 15, 2003 1:16 PM
re: I bought it!!wily in pacifica
Sep 15, 2003 1:22 PM
Here is a picture two years later. In another year or so Girl #3 will go on the rack on the back. This picture is at the beach across from our neighborhood after we rode the 4 miles home from school. My oldest has a longest ride of 40 miles on our tandem. Last week was the 3 year olds first week of stoking.

Willy in Pacifica
sweet backpack :) NMSpiderman
Sep 15, 2003 1:29 PM
sweet backpack :) NMwily in pacifica
Sep 15, 2003 2:34 PM
At least you can't see the Barbie on the other side.
Way cool man! nmgtscottie
Sep 16, 2003 9:43 AM
A tandem can be the best thing or worst thing for you!MShaw
Sep 15, 2003 3:01 PM
Depending on how you and the SO get along when riding. Good thing: you can't drop them. Bad thing: you can't drop them.

Make sure you get a suspension seatpost and call out bumps. I've been "bumped" in the back of the head after forgetting this one!