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Old 06-03-08, 01:38 PM   #1
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Is this s fun project bike or a complete POS?

Found this in the local online classified ads (click here). Forget the $450 asking price--I guess from the pic that the bike needs so much work that it's not worth that. The real question is: Does this bike have any potential at all as a fun project/weekend bike, or is it a complete waste of time and engergy (and money and other resources...).

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Old 06-03-08, 01:51 PM   #2
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A quick internet search will yield a new 6spd Island Beach Cruiser Tandem for less than that.
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How about we start a new poll:

Does the timing chain look too loose, too tight, or just right?
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Old 06-03-08, 05:25 PM   #4
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How about we start a new poll:

Does the timing chain look too loose, too tight, or just right?
That's a relaxed fit timing chain.
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Old 06-03-08, 05:32 PM   #5
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Does the timing chain look too loose, too tight, or just right?

Beer came out of my nose!

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Old 06-03-08, 05:39 PM   #6
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How about we start a new poll:

Does the timing chain look too loose, too tight, or just right?
I'm new to tandems but I'm going to go way out on a limb here. I say too loose.
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I'm new to tandems but I'm going to go way out on a limb here. I say too loose.

That's a pretty solid limb you're out on.

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Old 06-03-08, 10:06 PM   #8
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Would find something else to do with th 450 bucks . . .
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Old 06-04-08, 07:43 AM   #9
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I offered the guy $100. He declined.

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Old 06-04-08, 08:33 AM   #10
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Save your money.
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interesting rigging on the drive chain, too.
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