Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sun Valley, Nevada
Bikes: 1999 RANS Rocket Saturn V; K2 Attack FS MTB
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Originally Posted by cod.peace
I am not having much luck with the local Craig's List for finding a tandem. In particular I'm looking for something that my 6.5 year old can ride as a stoker without adding a child kit (more $$$, complexity). he's about 4' 2". Some models like the Trek T900 or the Burley Zydeco Mixte would work perfectly. I also need an upright style to avoid as much hand pressure as I can due to some mild carpal tunnel. However, mostly what comes up on CL is old Santana or Cannondale road bike tandems - not quite what I'm looking for.
So - aside from CL, are there any other good sources for used tandems? Thanks!
Well, for starters, have you tried searchallcraigs.com? That's a search of all craigslists. I've been doing searches for tandem recumbents and then recumbent tandems, just to not let one slip through.
Gold Country Cyclery, Hostel Shoppe, BicycleMan and Easy Street Recumbents sell used tandems. Easy Street Recumbents has a forum with used bicycles on it, but I'm not sure how you get to it from their mainpage. Try, www.thetandemlink.com
, and don't forget BROL has a tandem forum. www.tandem-ride.com
has bikes occasionally.
With your swb, I'm curious why you don't thing the RANS screamer would work? From pictures only, I'm afraid, but the RecumbentUSA bike looks like it'd be suitable, framewise, but their handlebars would likely have to be finagled with to allow
a child stoker. Unless Kelvin at Angletech might have some suggestions. One of the reviews I read has a young person stoking on a Sun EZ tandem, and there are several of those on searchallcraigs currently, I know for a fact.
Good luck, and do post what you're able to come up with,
Sun Valley, NV