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Old 03-21-08, 03:07 PM   #1
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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
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Old 03-22-08, 03:49 PM   #2
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Bought it! Taking delivery on Friday.
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Old 03-23-08, 04:59 PM   #3
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Enjoy the ride TWOgether!
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...it takes two to tandem!

best of luck with the new adventure!

brewer and malkin

p.s. i believe the first rule of tandem is for the captain to be certain that the stoker is comfortable and having a good time. took me almost a year to come to that conclusion. you might get there sooner. cheers!
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...it takes two to tandem!

best of luck with the new adventure!

brewer and malkin

p.s. i believe the first rule of tandem is for the captain to be certain that the stoker is comfortable and having a good time. took me almost a year to come to that conclusion. you might get there sooner. cheers!
I went into tandeming with that approach after years of watching couples in the clubs I ride with irritate each other.
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p.s. i believe the first rule of tandem is for the captain to be certain that the stoker is comfortable and having a good time. took me almost a year to come to that conclusion. you might get there sooner. cheers!
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I may be the captain, but she's the Rear Admiral!
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