I'm in Oklahoma City and looking for a tandem. I could pick it up from a neighboring state if needed, or pay some shipping. I am looking for something a little less expensive, but I am more than willing to make as many repairs as necessary, I just need a something that will eventually ride. Any help you guys could give me would be great.
Mike, I think we might need to be thrown a few more bones to be able to help.
1. What type of riding are you looking to do (on road, off road, casual, competitive etc.)
2. What is your budget ("a little less expensive" means different things to different people)
3. Size - what is the approx size of yourself and your potential Stoker/Captain
4. I am assuming you have not ridden a tandem before, but currently ride a single?
I probably won't be able to offer much advice since I am in a different country, but the above basic questions will help out anyone trying to respond
I have only ridden on one once, but I got hooked. I would want something on road, and preferably steel. the most I could spend would be 150. I'm about 5" 11' and my girlfriend is 5' 10". I don't need anything competitive, but something that could make it 14 or 20 miles after some maintenance i needed. I do normally ride road bikes. Thanks
There are deals out there.You just have to be patient.I find the more you want something the more you'll end up paying.Here's my tandem,it's a 1971 CCM that I got for nothing.It was missing just about everything.All I got was the frame and chainguard.I ended up finding another one that was in poor shape for $50.The bottom tube of the frame had a 6" crack in it(had quite the bend)and mismatched wheels(mtn bike on the front and some totally destroyed single speed wheel on the back)and it was missing both fenders.I took the front handlebars,rear handlebar/seat post,chainrings,and chains.I then bought a 1971 Free Spirit ladies bike(equipped with Sturmey Archer AW hub)for$20.I stripped the fenders,cables front fork and wheels.So for a grand total of $70 I have a solidly built tandem that gets lots of use.