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Old 11-02-07, 02:49 PM   #1
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Found a vintage huffy tandem in the trash

It looks like its from the sixties and mostly all original except for the tires. The seats and handle bars (ape hangers) all look original. Its in pretty good condition. Its a single speed with a front brake and a coaster brake. Are these worth anything. I have looked and cant find any forsale. I figure thats either becasue no one wants them or no one has them.
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Unless you find a local party interested, they tend not to sell for very much, partly due to the expense of shipping. Demand for tandems is also quite low, relative to single rider bicycles. Personally, I think having a tandem would be quite cool - but I'm still trying to convince my wife to learn how to ride a bicycle - so it would probably just sit and take up space.
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I think a tandem is a great way to get your wife on a bike.

She doesn't have to worry about navagating curves & obstacles, gets help in the power department and can still backseat drive.

I don't remember seeing a Huffy double but if it's anything like their other bikes it's a POS.
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I still have an old Huffy for my beater bike and besides needing to replace pedal cranks every once in a while I haven't had any problems with it.
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The huffy tandem's gonna have some street cred if you can get it working well. A tandem is a fun bike to ride, and the price for this one was certainly right. Nothing Huffy (except for a few Serotta built bikes) has much value...so what? If it's fun to ride on four perfect evenings a year, then its probably worth keeping in the back yard under a tarp or something.
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My Dad bought my brother and I a used Huffy tandem as kids. We used pipes to extend the handlebars to the rear position to ride it solo and called it our limo bike.

When that got boring, we strapped poles to the frame sticking back a couple of feet behind, then hung bags of bricks from it. We played with the weight until it was enough that you could ride wheelies from the back. My mom saw us and made my dad get rid of it that day. So much for encouraging creativity!
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Good score!!A tandem is always a fun bike to own.I found this one in the trash as well.It was missing the fenders and front wheel and forks.It was a single speed as well but I threw on a spare SturmeyArcher AW 3speed hub.The stoker has control of the gears and back brake(I have to find longer cables).It's surprising how often I use it or rent it to a neighbour for weekend jaunts.Either way it's a bonus(if you have room for it).Enjoy your new toy.You'll probably find someone locally to buy it.I'm ALWAYS beeing asked if I want to sell it.

1971 CCM Tandem

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Google Bicycle Trader to see if the editor has any idea of the value of your Huffy tandem
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My family had a Huffy tandem when I was a kid. It was insanely heavy, but fun to ride, as long as there weren't any hills. I used to drive my sisters crazy when I would ride in back and force them to go where I wanted by leaning in that direction. I would love to have a tandem again, so maybe I could get the wife and kids to ride sometimes.
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I've seen several older single-speed tandems for around $150 on Craigslist or Ebay, usually with local pickup. So they are worth that much. You can buy new cheapo tandems for about that- check on Ebay.
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Just spotted a $50 Schwinn tandem in the Dallas Craigslist- sounds like kind of rough shape, though.
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Good score!!A tandem is always a fun bike to own.I found this one in the trash as well.It was missing the fenders and front wheel and forks.It was a single speed as well but I threw on a spare SturmeyArcher AW 3speed hub.The stoker has control of the gears and back brake(I have to find longer cables).It's surprising how often I use it or rent it to a neighbour for weekend jaunts.Either way it's a bonus(if you have room for it).Enjoy your new toy.You'll probably find someone locally to buy it.I'm ALWAYS beeing asked if I want to sell it.

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rent it to a neighbor?
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