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What do you think of this bike and price. BIGBIGBIG issue is...it's in California, I'm in Chicago. IF it were available in Chicago, and I found it was a good fit, what would you say about it?
03/22/08: KHS Roma Road Tandem 20" x 18" 7000 Series Aluminum frame Red and Black Finish Magura Hydraulic Brakes Arai drum drag brake Speedplay Frog pedals - 2 sets Shimano Bar-Con Shifters Shimano 8-speed Drivetrain XT Rear Mech. 40 Spoke Wheels 160mm spacing (wheels) Adjustable Stoker Stem Excellent Condition $1200
I donít know if you are familiar with Magura brakes, but I replaced the ďVĒ brakes that came with the Roma with Magura HS66 hydraulic rim brakes which were pretty widely recognized as the best and most powerful rim brakes available for tandems. I donít think the drop bar levers are still available in the states, but the MTB lever version (HS33) is still sold here at between $200-250 a set. I paid $300 for the tandem set. The combination of the Maguras and the Arai rear drum drag brake make for serious stopping power.