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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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    Bought it! Taking delivery on Friday.

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    Enjoy the ride TWOgether!
    Rudy and Kay/zonatandem

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by brewer45 View Post
    ...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.
    Happy Wife, Happy Life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvs cycles View Post
    Happy Wife, Happy Life.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewer45 View Post



    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!
    +1

    I may be the captain, but she's the Rear Admiral!

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    EDIT: Ooops, wrong post.
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