Update - 1998 Co-Motion Speedster
Guys - an update and thanks for the responses to my earlier post regarding the 1998 Co-Motion Speedster for $1000.
After exchanging a few Q&As and photos I drove over to the guy's house (about 50 miles) and took a look at the bike - it was as advertised, beautiful. He was a bike nut but his wife wasn't so they weren't using the tandem that he bought new in 1998. The paint (blue to purple fade metallic) was stunning and in great shape. Other than the old tires the bike looked new. I counted out 10 $100 bills and loaded it up.
After lubing and tuning it (needed very little) and replacing the tires, we took it out for a 10 mile shake down ride and it handles great and everything was spot on. We then packed it up and headed to Austin for 3 days (without kids) of cyling thru the hill country (downloaded some great rides from the Austin Cycling organization).
We did 57 miles of beautiful and hilly rides day one, 39 miles day two, and 52 miles day two. All were hilly with very fast descents and the bike handled great. We had a blast and (not that it mattered) but were able to ride very fast when we wanted to. . .love the bike.