I'll add some bikes for sale we are trying out. Tell me what you think? Condition? Price? Whatever comes to mind that a beginner might not pick up on! Thanks!!
To re-cap (Short Captain, Tall Stoker)
I'm 5'3" and he's 6'2"
We need a bike that fits me first, but can be adjusted to fit him.
Shorter top tube length up front; longer in the back.
My inseam is 29 inches, stand over height accordingly.
Bike has to accomodate a telescope seat for him in the back, so the seat pole can't be too short in the rear or the proportions will get down right comical.
We would both prefer a mouintain or combo bike, but we'll make a road bike work and stick to the pavement if we must.
Handlebars, seats, pedals - all things we can change later are not a HUGE concern with any bike in it's current condition.
Bike Number 1: 8 year old Cannondale Mountain Bike. $1200. A little high?
27.5 inch top tube step over height for the captain and 26 inch top tube height for the stoker
The top tube length is 19 inches for the captain and 26 inches for the stoker with an 8 inch tube holding the handle bars for the stoker.
Model/catalog number we have is N233781.
The weight is about 35 pounds, lightweight stiff aluminum
Cannondale tandem bike
Second one, I don't have any other details because I haven't heard back yet.
Cannondale - $1000
Have to skip over a lot of the bikes on CL because the captain is way too tall or the stoker is way to short. I'll add more as I find them.