Looking at a used Tandem
I'm posting this in both the Tandem and the Recumbent forum:
So the wife and I are going to look at a Sun EZ Tandem CX tomorrow.
It’s a 2004 model with approx. 600 miles on it. Asking price of 1200 dollars
seems reasonable. We’ve tandemed a little before, but always on a DF
and my 5’4” wife complains about not being able to see over my shoulders.
I’m 5’11”. She also prefers to pedal and rest, pedal and rest whereas I
just keep-on a-crankin’. From what I’ve read, as a stoker she’ll be most
comfortable on the Sun in a more upright position due to the geometry
of the bike. With me somewhat laid back we may be able to get around the
vision thing. I know the bike doesn’t have IPS fitted to it now and if we
like the bike and purchase it, retro-fitting IPS will definitely seriously
be looked into by us in order to get around her second complaint. She also
is starting to complain about getting a sore butt, but we know the
recumbent will cure that.
We’re both 50+ yrs. old and though I bought a Sun EX Sport CX last
year I still ride both ‘bents and DF’s. My bride has yet to try a ‘bent. She
has M.S. and we don’t ride all that much so this heavy, relatively inexpensive
tandem will fit our needs quite well, we think. Just a few neighborhood
cruises and the occasional canal path ride is all we do together, or
shall I say did together.
Feel free to show me the flaws in our logic, as we’re going to look at the
monster tomorrow afternoon.
Thanks and Happy Trails