Tandem Cycling - trading bikes-----compare
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03-04-10, 04:50 PM
we have a chance to change bikes from a burley duet to a santana visa----will we be upgrading any and how ---we have got to go look at the santana ---we have never ridden one
03-04-10, 05:45 PM
Have ridden several Burleys and 'tanas, from early models (70s for 'tanas and 80s for Burleys as well as more current models of each brand). Depending on the model/year/components you may notice some differences.
03-05-10, 03:40 PM
Back in October, I sold a very early Burley Duet (suntour), that I had since new, and bought a '93 Santana Visa. The difference in the frame is monumental! The butted tubes do make a difference. The bike is about 5 lbs lighter and much stiffer laterally. I was happy to get rid of the 27" wheels, and with a coldset of an additional 5mm in the rear spacing (up to 145mm), I was able to go with a nice modern Shimano 9 speed hub. In my case, the best part is that it fits my wife and I perfectly.
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