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Old 06-12-12, 07:37 AM   #1
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2005/2006 Raleigh Coupe Tandem price check...


I'm a recreational rider, mostly riding on a local rails to trail bike path (decently compacted gravel) and some road. I'd like to ride more road, but have yet to make the leap from my hybird/mountain bike with smoothie tires to a real road bike.

My oldest daughter has always enjoyed riding, but she has gotten to big for the one wheel attachment we used to use. A Raleigh Coupe tandem popped up on Craigslist - seems like a nicely maintained bike.

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We rode the bike around the "block" - it seemed to click, we synced nicely and I liked how the bike rode.

The seller is the original owner (I think) and he is asking $750.00

Below is the Craigslist verbiage.

It has a aluminum frame, avid mechanical disc brakes, triple crank, 9 speed cassette, shimano shifters, Specialized body geometry grips, cateye mity 8 cycle computer, Rr.Der.105.

Very nice road tandem, but still able to ride Frisco Trail or dirt roads.
I am selling it because my daughter is 18 and no longer wants to ride with Dad. The bike retailed for almost $1,600.00 new. It is in excellent shape!!
Good deal, bad deal?

Thanks in advance.

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Look like a good deal to me. I don't know that much about tandem prices, but it seems fair. It's hard to find anything decent under $1000.

The configuration of the tandem looks ideal for someone who is used to a hybrid/mtb but has road aspirations.
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Old 06-12-12, 11:40 AM   #3
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I don't know much about that frame per-se, but it looks like there is a fair amount of adjustability for the stoker which is good if you want to be able use the tandem as she grows. And $750 is a great price-point to cut your teeth on for a first tandem. Looks like a good deal to me!
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We actually own a 2005 Raleigh Coupe (the same model as in the ad) and have enjoyed it since buying it new in 2006. I doubt any were sold for the $1500+ retail price (we paid about $1100) but I think $750 is probably a fair price if it has been maintained properly.
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