These have been on Ebay, such as their current Item No. 180237593695.
It's the world-famous Caddie-up brand, which we all know and love (huh?). Steel frame, 21-spd, 26" alloy wheels, Shimano derailleurs, twist-grip shifters that I never liked very much. Ballooner whitewalls of all things. Shipped to your door in a big box, they say, partly dissasembled. Probably comes from Taiwan or some such place, though they say you can do local pickup in Houston. Probably costs around $200 new plus $115 shipping, which is less than the wheels alone on a good bike.
I'm not looking for a high-tech racer (obviously!), since I'm an out-of-shape fat guy who doesn't have the time or inclination to do what's necessary to become a real biker. Though I used to do centuries 30 years and 60 pounds ago - basically in another life. Now, just looking for a pleasure-bike to ride occasionally, me on the front, missus on the back, or maybe missus on the front if she gets brave. Slow, easy cruise around the neighborhood and park.
Has anyone ever tried one of these things? Is it a complete piece of junk that will fold up when it hits the first bump? Or is it an OK-for-easy-pleasure-rides-but-dont-even-think-of-racing-or-taking-steep-hills kind of bike? (I can't imagine it being much better than that, but I don't need better than that).
What say ye? Aside from "You get what you pay for", which is probably very true? What known faults? Lousy shifting? 40# tires? 100# weight? Please, do tell!
Ebay Item 180237593695, "Tandem Sport Bicycle"