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    Senior Member brewer45's Avatar
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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 72andsunny View Post
    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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    Senior Member brewer45's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by 72andsunny View Post
    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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    Senior Member brewer45's Avatar
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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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    Would find something else to do with th 450 bucks . . .

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    Senior Member brewer45's Avatar
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    I offered the guy $100. He declined.

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    Save your money.

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    interesting rigging on the drive chain, too.

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