Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Tandem Cycling A bicycle built for two. Want to find out more about this wonderful world of tandems? Check out this forum to talk with other tandem enthusiasts. Captains and stokers welcome!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-14-14, 05:57 PM   #1
Tpcorr
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
Bikes: 2016 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert, 1987 Cannondale SR500 105, Univega Nuovo Sport
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
How's this for a first tandem

I've been looking for a first tandem for a while now. Both my son and my wife will join me on this bike. Any thoughts on this one? Is it a decent price? Does it really have 24" wheels?


http://longisland.craigslist.org/bik/4559711201.html

Thanks

Tom
Tpcorr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-14, 07:30 PM   #2
ex-elf
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2002 Burley Zydeco - BikePedia
ex-elf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-14, 08:49 PM   #3
zonatandem
Senior Member
 
zonatandem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: Custom Zona c/f tandem + Scott Plasma single
Posts: 10,858
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Burley Zydeco was the bottom of the line.
It had 26" wheels and NO lateral, which could make it a bit whippy if two bigger folks stomp on the pedals real hard.
Yes, have ridden the Zydeco model and for casual riding it would be fine.
However the price of $1200 is way to high. They sold for around $1,000 brand new.
400 to 500 bucks would be more like it.
Just our input.
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
zonatandem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-14, 09:28 PM   #4
nfmisso
Nigel
 
nfmisso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: 1980s and 1990s steel: CyclePro, Nishiki, Schwinn, SR, Trek........
Posts: 2,000
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
If you and your stokers are strong, you'd be happier on a Trek T50/T100/T200 which can be found for $500 The Trek is a bit heavier, far better at putting power to the ground, and more stable, those three make it less tiring to ride and faster.
nfmisso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-14, 04:22 AM   #5
Tpcorr
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
Bikes: 2016 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert, 1987 Cannondale SR500 105, Univega Nuovo Sport
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks guys. I'll keep looking.

Tom
Tpcorr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-14, 03:49 PM   #6
mercury168
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes: 2009 Mongoose Wanderer, 1999 Cannondale RT1000
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It looks like the price changed to $450. At that price, it's truly worth considering.
mercury168 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:25 AM.