Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tariffville, CT
Bikes: Tsunami Bikes
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We got our bike from a shop that sponsors the team I run (and they plan on sponsoring the race this year with primes). So the price question is probably not fair as we got a good deal on it. To try and help the shop, we assembled the bike on our time (I've assembled a few bikes in my time), gave back the (new) STI levers, the two seats, and I offered to pay him a margin. I've been trying to pay him a few hundred dollars margin but he hasn't accepted it yet although currently my "balance" at the shop is $425 in their favor, i.e. I've "overpaid" them $425. Which is what I want so I've left it alone each time I've gone in to buy things afterwards.
We also ordered the bike unseen based on my experience riding a Cannondale tandem 10 years or more years prior. I'm pretty sure the frame hasn't changed too much. We didn't ask for a specific delivery date but the bike, ordered very casually with a deposit put down in Oct 05, arrived in Feb 06.
If you'd like more info and would like me to see if the shop can do something for you, put a dot org at the end of my screen name and email the address at the bottom of the page. btw the shop I deal with is currently not listed on the site.