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    Mongoose Wanderer $250 tandem (has an eccentric! woot!)

    I noticed someone selling one of these locally on Craigslist:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/MONGOOSE-26-Wand...QQcmdZViewItem

    Of course the CL seller wanted $250 for it


    Looks like one of the better iterations on the cheap tandem theme. They're not using an idler pulley, seem to be employing a real eccentric. Wheels are probably not tandem-rated, but still...

    What do you think?


    I think tandems are great, and I would recommend my casual hybrid-riding-on-the-bike-path friends to try something like this Wanderer. How about you?


    (Not for me, I'll stick with my $650 1998 Cannondale in great condition)
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    Hard to see how that thing could get up to 57 pounds. But given the price, I believe the weight more than the other specs.

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    57 pounds is the "shipping weight" in another listing I found.
    I don't even use the offensive term "Fred." -- Sheldon "All Cyclists Are My Friends" Brown (1944-2008)

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    That is identical to the Pacific Duece AL including the paint and decals (other than the brand/name decals) Mine new was $149.99 at Meijer a few years ago.
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