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Old 01-31-13, 05:20 PM   #1
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I have 1500 bucks and want a Tandem? I see a used Burley in S. Iowa, or possibly a new Cross KHS? I am Six three, I want the more retro throwback look, but do like tech. Any Ideas or recommendations.
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Old 01-31-13, 06:36 PM   #2
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Best bang-for-the-buck is a used Cannondale, especially for someone who is big. You didn't mention the size of your stoker... If they can handle a Medium, something like this would be good:
http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/3557941422.html

....read the Where to Start sticky -- some good stuff in there about selecting a tandem, and lots of good links.

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Old 02-01-13, 10:19 AM   #3
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Best bang-for-the-buck is a used Cannondale, especially for someone who is big.
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Plus, if you are patient, you may be able to find a MT (mountain tandem) model that has flat bars and handlebar shifters. That may fit your riding style better than the road bike style bars and shifters on the RT models.

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