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    Is this a good deal??

    I am a experienced bike rider , road and MTB, and want to get into tandem with my wife. A kind friend has loaned us one of his santana tandems and me and my wife like riding it a lot. I don't think we will have the money for a santana but is THIS BIKE a good entry into the world of tandems? I know (or think I know) that burley is a pretty well respected name. Any thoughts?

    I am 6'2'' and my wife is 5'5'' so I think it will fit.

    I know the shipping is high so really, it would be $1000 to buy.

    Any thoughts?

    thanks

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    At the risk of shooting myself in the foot, (In that I have A Burley Duet, that I may be looking to sell in the not too distant future) $800 for that bike in a 6 speed configuration seems high to me. As for the bike, we have a Duet that we've ridden for 13 years, and it is a good solid bike. When you're considering what the bike is worth, keep in mind that the current Burley Duet, which sells for about $2100 has gone upscale and is better spec'd out than a Burley Duet of 15 years ago (we paid $1300 for ours).

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    yeah, I guess $1,100 dollars more for a brand spanking new one with STI 105 is not a bad deal. When you look at it that way, 1,000 does seem a bit high for a 15 year old bike when a new one is 2,100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
    At the risk of shooting myself in the foot, (In that I have A Burley Duet, that I may be looking to sell in the not too distant future) $800 for that bike in a 6 speed configuration seems high to me. As for the bike, we have a Duet that we've ridden for 13 years, and it is a good solid bike. When you're considering what the bike is worth, keep in mind that the current Burley Duet, which sells for about $2100 has gone upscale and is better spec'd out than a Burley Duet of 15 years ago (we paid $1300 for ours).

    Ditto. $600 maybe. The 6-speed config detracts from it's value.

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    Looks like a bunch of parts were taken off, and some random bits were added. 6 speeds would also have more wear than 18. I'd certainly pass, as in this case, a used tandem is no bargain.

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    Who knows if it would even fit. There must be some decent local used tandems to check out (and hit some local shops to test ride first). Here is a good used one for you: http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/bik/99418234.html (kidding)

    You are going to want all three chainrings on the bike; it is a mystery to me why he made it a six-speed bike. There may well have been some problems anyway. I'd pass on this one.

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    Keep looking. I purchased a like new 2003 dale for the same price

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    In addition to Craigslist, I would check out Mt. Airy Bicycles, which had 85 tandems on display last time I was there, http://www.bike123.com/, and Tandems East in NJ, http://www.tandemseast.com/. Both stores should have used tandems available. Also try this site: http://www.thetandemlink.com/. Good luck.

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