Originally Posted by danbikesalot
Is this a MEDIUM frame or a LARGE frame? VALUE: Owner wants $2k. I'm thinking it's worth 1/2 as much. Am I way off base?
It's a medium if the top tube is 21.5".
For reference, Santana's approximate dimensions for Captain / Stoker in millimeters are:
Seat Tube: S = 50.5 / 46.....M = 54 / 48.....L = 58 / 50.....XL = 62 / 54
Top Tubes: S = 53.0 / 70.....M = 54 / 70.....L = 57 / 70.....XL = 58 / 70
Standover: S = 72.0 / 69.....M = 78 / 72.....L = 81 / 75.....XL = 84 / 78
On the price, depending on the condition you're probably in the ballpark with your offer. For s--ts and giggles, I ran the tables out on my used tandem pricing guide
and the results for early 90's tandems (which is what this sounds like) came as reflected in the table at the bottom of this note. High range would be for an exceptional example in like new condition, medium would be average condition and in good repair, low would be well worn but still servicable and reliable. Anything that needs a lot of work is off of this scale.
Finally, you will usually get better results calling Santana vs. Email. As for any timeliness of response problems over the past couple weeks please take note that last week was Interbike week at Las Vegas and almost everyone in the bicycle manufacturing and sales business would have been hard to reach during the weeks leading up to the event and out of the office last week. They will all be clearing out their backlog of phone messages and Emails over the next week, as well as reconciling their pre-orders for '06: busy time of year....
Last edited by TandemGeek; 10-03-05 at 10:37 AM.