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    Senior Member Vieja Cabra's Avatar
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    Valuation of a 2000 Burley?

    We are thinking of buying our first tandem.
    We have found nice looking Burley on Craiglist. The pictures look okay but I haven't yet seen it. I inquired about the specific model but the following is what the seller has sent to me.

    2000 burley 20.5 / 18
    true temper double butted tubeset
    7 sprockets in back, 3 in front
    shimano rsx shifters
    700 x 26c specialized turbo tires (new in 2004-low miles)
    matrix vapor wheelstekro mini-v brakes
    30.5" to top of captains bar28.5" to top of stokers bar

    The seller has yet to tell me what model it is, said he paid $2400 for it in 2000. It's 7 speed with brifters and I can check the gears, spacings, etc when I look at it. I'm not quite sure how the V-brakes work with the brifters as the pictures don't show any travel mates on the cables.

    So there are a few things to check on and perhaps change, such as bigger/new tires, brakes, cables, etc.

    He's asking $900 and its been on sale for about two weeks. Assuming it checks out okay, any thoughts on what to offer? I was thinking about starting at $500 if I liked it.

    I still don't know what model it is.
    Last edited by Vieja Cabra; 03-31-09 at 09:24 PM.

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    Senior Member rishardh's Avatar
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    Is this the one listed in Dallas? I was looking at it too for a friend who decided to wait. If it's the same Burley then I think it's a 1999 Rumba. I assumed that going by the Age and Color but I maybe wrong. See Bikepedia for complete Spec (Stock).

    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...umba&Type=bike

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    Price doesn't seem to far off. We bought a 80s Burley Duet last spring for $700--bar end shifters, not brifters.

    I commute on a single, wife has a comfort cruiser she barely rode. Since we got the tandem we have both significantly upped our milages. Since making various adjustments for her (stoker), the bike has a bit of a split personality. Drop bars and a brooks saddle up front; riser bars w/ bar ends and a wide cushy saddle out back for her.

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