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Old 06-29-11, 02:05 PM   #1
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Help with the value of tandem

A close friend of a family passed away last year and I am helping the family downsize. So I got this old Schwinn tandem which is primered but rusted, and I've decided that it'd definitely bring more parted than together considering there are some decent components on here, or at least were back in there day. I guess I'm not sure if there's a market for older tandem parts.

I was wondering how much would be a fair price for this kind of stuff.

The first is the Stronglight crankset. pretty good shape, the bolts are the only part that have a bit of rust.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ch/photo14.jpg
Sorry about the terrible photos, they're all direct from my phone..

The tandem wheels are a bit dirty but I'm sure they'll clean up half decent, they have Phil Wood hubs and they still spin smooth. A lot more spokes than the average bicycle wheel.. Annnnd they have disc brakes.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...h/photo1-3.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ch/photo-8.jpg

There's a shimano front derailleur, is it tandem specific?

Brakes are Mafac, the brake levers are shimano and the bar end shifters are suntour.

Nothing else is really salvagable.
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Old 06-29-11, 08:28 PM   #2
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Used Phil Wood hubs in mid 1970s and 80s.
Put 64,000 miles on them, and never had an issue. They spun nicer than new Campis even with all those miles.
Back then 48 and 40-hole tandem wheels were commomn place.
Phil did make a disc, but not too many are still around and functioning and are not as good as the ones currently in vogue.
Properly adjusted Mafac brakes are great as are Suntour barcons.
Stronglight cranks are fine.
This components are bit strange for on a Schwinn tandem unless it was a Paramount.
Theres no Shimano tandem specific derailleurs.
Looks like some elbow grease is in order!
Pedal on!
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if it is a Paramount - they bring very nice prices as long as there are no dents. Parting it out may be the way to go, and the frame is worth a bit too.
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