Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: Custom Zona c/f tandem + Scott Plasma single
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Schwinn? Not what is used to be!
Howdy from Tucson!
Have done a brief test ride on the Schwinn Tango . . it's a beach cruiser type machine. If you do not want to do more than in-town or around the block riding in non-hilly terrain, that would be fine.
However most folks eventually want to go further and we would not recommend the Chinese -made Schwinn. Yes it looks cool, yes it looks 'retro'. If your really want a Schwinn tandem, they made one about a dozen years ago called the Schwinn DuoSport which sold for about $1,200, and used today should be available for around the $400 to $500 range. Check some of the used tandems listed on several websites, you may find one.
For that money you could also find other used tandems that will be lighter, easier to handle and would serve you better. Checkout used 2-seaters by Burley, Co-Motion, Santana, Bike Twosday, Ibis, Rodriguez, Asssenmacher, Follis, Jack Taylor, LeJeune, Gitane, Colin Laing, Specialized, Lippy, Cannondale . . . any of these could be a better deal and ride!
Rudy & Kay