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Old 07-29-13, 09:16 PM   #1
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Is this a good starter tandem?

Hi guys. My wife and I would like to start cycling together again, and want to get a tandem. We're not sure if my wife would stick with it, so we don't want to drop too much money on this bike. Would this be a good starter tandem http://longisland.craigslist.org/bik/3967948516.html, or is the technology advanced so much that one of those pacific dualies would be a better option?


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Old 07-29-13, 09:29 PM   #2
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If it fits and you like the way it rides, then I would say yes, it would be a great starter.
I think I might be biased since we ride a Burley, but I think it stacks up well against any of the low cost tandems on the market now. Go take a look!

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The Burley is head and shoulders above anything you could buy new for $350. As an owner of both and a mechanic, I can tell you the Dualie was designed with the "79 mile lifetime" of every department store bike in mind, requires rebuilding right out of the box,and just barely rolls down the road even then. Only reason we own one is it was basically given to us and I plan on junking everything but the frame and making a flat bar fixie out of it just for fun. Even for that usage it won't be a "good" one!

The Burley, OTOH, is a bike well worth upgrading if you decide to stick with it.
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Old 07-30-13, 03:41 PM   #4
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That's a nice bike. I would buy it.

The Pacific Dualie is a POS department store bike.
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Thanks guys, I've emailed the seller, just need to check on the size. I'm 5'8" and my wife is 5'2" Hope it fits.
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I emailed the seller with my phone number, twice, but I got no response. And now he has deleted the ad, guess I missed out. I'll keep looking.
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