Tandem Cycling - Burley Rumba
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07-15-06, 12:18 PM
Some members might already know that I have been looking around for a used tandem for a while. I've found a used Burley Rumba that might fit our needs. Any thoughts on this bike? We were planning on using it for light Credit Card touring.
07-15-06, 06:55 PM
That Rumba will work just great! If it fits and the price is right . . . do it!
07-15-06, 09:48 PM
It'sthe tandem I bought used to start out, and I have no complaints.
07-17-06, 05:02 PM
All good stuff. Thank you.
Now, here is the hard part. This is an S&S model and the asking price is pretty much the new selling price at $2900.
How do I get the seller to realize that they won't be getting the MSRP?
07-17-06, 08:32 PM
No way, keep looking, I got mine last Nov. a 97 for $700 without the couplers.
1999 Burley Duet, Medium frame (22x19), deep red color. Shimano 105/XT componentry. 24 speeds, 48-spoke rims laced to Shimano hubs. Bike is like new condition with very low miles. Asking $1400 OBO + shipping. Bike is located in Chattanooga, TN. Contact Arun Puri for more information or call (423)-267-9299. This is a customer's bike, not Tandems, Ltd. Also selling a Yakima Tandem II Roof Carrier, $200 + shipping. Contact Arun Puri for more info
07-17-06, 08:41 PM
look here or ebay
I've had great success with craigslist, where we got our 2000 Duet in excellent condition for $900.http://portland.craigslist.org/about/cities.html
07-19-06, 05:38 AM
Now, here is the hard part. This is an S&S model and the asking price is pretty much the new selling price at $2900. How do I get the seller to realize that they won't be getting the MSRP?
You make a reasonable non-negotiable or negotiable offer, put an expiration date on it, and see what happens. The seller can say no thanks, my price is firm, sold, or lets negotiate.
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