First Tandem.... Burlry, Cannondale ??
My wife and I just did our first MS 150 on a Tandem…(We have done them before on singles). We are hooked. It really gave us a chance to do something together.
We did it on a rented Trek T1000 ( to see if we could survive ) that was in less than great shape.
We now have to buy one. I want to search and see if I can find a good used Burley Tosa, comparable co motion or Santana in the $2000.00 range.
For the time being I have found a used Cannondale MT800 that has been converted to a road bike. ( new fork, bars and smaller tires) for 700.00. It looks a lot better that the one I rented and the components seem to be a tad better all the way around.
I was thinking about getting this for now to give me time to do some research and look around. I figure I can ride it a while and probably get close to what I paid for it once I find a better bike. If I cant find one in 6 month or so, I will juts buy a new one
Is this a good deal? Am I stepping into a landmine on a converted bike. Even converted, for the short time I rode it, it didn’t seem any heavier than the Trek I rented and seemed to handle better, but I didn’t ride it for 180 miles either
What is everyone’s thoughts on the Somba? Seem to me like a great value for the $$$$
Last edited by mjohn; 05-06-08 at 09:25 PM.
Reason: Listed wrong bike