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    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

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    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

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    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.
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    Thanks guys. I'll keep looking.

    Tom

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    It looks like the price changed to $450. At that price, it's truly worth considering.

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