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Old 02-26-14, 05:25 PM   #1
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Burley Rumba value

Hi everyone,

I am trying to get into tandem into tandem cycling and have located a clean later model Burley Rumba with the following upgrades: 105 Shimano STI Shifters , 9 Speed Cassette , Chris King Headset , Rear Drum Brake Kit , Center Stand , Flight Deck Computer, Custom Stoker seat w/ Shock post.

Can anybody give me an idea of a price that would be fair to buyer and seller? Any other thoughts?

Thank you.
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Here's a link to "The Unofficial Used Tandem Price Estimating Tool":

http://www.thetandemlink.com/usedhome.html

If you work through the process on that page you can come out with a fair number. There's also lots of good thought-provoking info in the text that accompanies the tool.

Also, FYI, the web page and the Tool are created by TandemGeek, who posts here on this forum.
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If it fits and rides good, no more than $2,000.
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Hi everyone,

I am trying to get into tandem into tandem cycling and have located a clean later model Burley Rumba with the following upgrades: 105 Shimano STI Shifters , 9 Speed Cassette , Chris King Headset , Rear Drum Brake Kit , Center Stand , Flight Deck Computer, Custom Stoker seat w/ Shock post.

Can anybody give me an idea of a price that would be fair to buyer and seller? Any other thoughts?

Thank you.
OP: Need to be more specific on age and model to hazard a real gander. But unless you are "collecting" it it is just a bike, so run some comps on what you you get an equivalent bike for...

That brings into play the numerous ones on ebay, including the Burley with a BIN of $725 today, etc. If I could get a nice upper-tier (for the era) Santana Sovereign that fits well for $1,200 (typically can do this), then I wouldn't want to spend much more that about $800 for a mid-tier Burley. The other way to comp a used bike is to hit the websites and bounce it off what a new similar bike would run. A new Chromo Hotika is similar or a new Santana Arriva is a bit higher brow, but for $2995 at full retail... Those might lead one to offer something like $1,000 to $1,200 for the used bike.

Re-reading this I am not sure it helps, but hope it does. Overall best advice I guess is to avoid buying one that you will want to start upgrading as that leads to a black hole of costs...

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