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Old 07-10-08, 09:36 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-10-08, 10:18 AM   #2
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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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Old 07-10-08, 12:57 PM   #3
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57 pounds is the "shipping weight" in another listing I found.
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Old 07-10-08, 03:28 PM   #4
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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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Old 07-11-08, 04:53 PM   #5
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You get what you pay for.
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