I'm considering buying this tandem - I just saw the ad today. The owner is asking $2,100.
I am really new to this - we are signed up for a century ride in May. I'm 6'6" with a 36" inseam. My stoker is 5'4". We are just starting to look for tandems - I've read lots of advice online and it does make sense to me to start with a used bike to see if we even like it. So, I need help translating the technical jargon below - what does it mean? Would this be a good first tandem? What should I look out for? Would this bike fit us? Can I just put a longer seat stem and raise the handlebars to get a little more height if I need it? How about the price - is it reasonable?
FOR SALE: 1985 Moseman Club Racing Tandem - Custom built, 22.5 x 21.25” metallic black, w/oval top, middle and bottom tubes. “Marathon” style mid-stay. Aerospoke wheels, shod with Continental Duraskin 700 x 28c tires. Campy Ergo-8 Shifters, Sugino black ano crankset w/ nearly new triple black ano chainrings spinning on Phil BB’s. Scott-Petersen cantilever SE-self energizing brakes, black & Phil Wood disc brake. Campy Record Derailleurs f & r. Campy 8-sp 13/28 cassette. TTT handlebars w/Profile clip-onsStem: Cinelli, black anodized. Sprung rear stem plus original fixed rear stem. Campy black anodized seatposts, Chris King H/S, Vetta & Terry Saddles. May other accessories. A classic machine, finished black on black. Fast. Well used and excellently maintained by the builder.