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Old 01-30-17, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by due ruote
+1 $400 sounds like a deal but I agree vintage tandems seem to be a buyer's market. Not difficult to understand; not many people want one and they are a bear to ship.
Agreed. A bear to ship, a bear to transport for most people, and a PITA to store. I nearly traded a kayak for a nice tandem a few years ago. I asked the seller why he was offering it, and he said that his wife didn't like it after the first few rides. That made me check with my wife and she said "we'll see after you get it".. I decided not to go there.
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Originally Posted by dweenk
Agreed. A bear to ship(1), a bear to transport(2) for most people, and a PITA to store
(1) Never had to.
(2) Minivan.

I had a Schwinn Deluxe Twinn in my apartment and a Gitane when married. The Schwinn had to hang by its front wheel vertically from a single hook in the irregularly shaped hallway, the only available space and one in which nothing else I had would fit. The Gitane hung upright by bars and rear seat from basement rafters in our house over a pile of stuff stored in the middle of the cramped area. Each was a hassle to get outside, and once I had the moves down offers of assistance were rebuffed in what I was later told was an "unfriendly" tone. So much for tandeming.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
(1) Never had to.
(2) Minivan.

I had a Schwinn Deluxe Twinn in my apartment and a Gitane when married. The Schwinn had to hang by its front wheel vertically from a single hook in the irregularly shaped hallway, the only available space and one in which nothing else I had would fit. The Gitane hung upright by bars and rear seat from basement rafters in our house over a pile of stuff stored in the middle of the cramped area. Each was a hassle to get outside, and once I had the moves down offers of assistance were rebuffed in what I was later told was an "unfriendly" tone. So much for tandeming.
Bahhhh...that's NOTHING! Navigate this around a walk up townhouse and we'll talk:

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Old 01-30-17, 01:24 PM
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Bahhhh...that's NOTHING! Navigate this around a walk up townhouse and we'll talk:

That's a beauty, but I'd just leave it in the Schuykill.
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Ross Paragon - $150 (Tempe, AZ)

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Quad-butted Ishiwata EXO frame.

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1983 Trek 600 - $100 (Phoenix, AZ)

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The ad is amusing gibberish. Surprise, surprise: they can't take good photos either. Then there's mention of a second bike, but I don't see it? (EDIT: it's a clunky ladies Roadmaster). I think there's some interest in these aluminum Centurions though.

Centurion Facet - $150 (Tempe, AZ)

Centurion quick release 52 cm shimnao gears



I hav etwo bikes one purchaed use donkey one month by student that visited venturing racing bike I wnat 150 for both bikes together won't sell seperatly wnat them out of here an diwll not budge on price incredible price located by Tempe Diablo stadium cash only to first buyer ..text me to see them

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I went through the BF Sekai thread and the only model that had a chromed chain stay (and light blue color) like this was the 4000. Could be a nice project if you ride a small frame.

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1990 Fuji Titanium Road - $850 (Minneapolis, MN)

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Inherited this bike and had been in my basement for the last 5 years. Too large for me.
The tires have a special inflate nipple, so the tires are flat and probably need to be replaced.
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Those are primarily interesting because of the ti fork. I had a friend who had one of these...they're pretty nice for production ti...not a Merlin or anything, but they're considerably nicer than the Miyatas of the period.

The Fuji is, I believe, Sandvik.

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
You see these for sale frequently...often almost unused, and frequently at prices you'd assume to be insanely low if you haven't bought/sold tandems. The one pictured is HIGHLY unlikely to sell for even half of asking price IMO. I passed on one at $400. Not quite as nice, but nice. Often you'll see them frame only ebcause the main value is the parts...they're frequent part out targets.
Originally Posted by due ruote
+1 $400 sounds like a deal but I agree vintage tandems seem to be a buyer's market. Not difficult to understand; not many people want one and they are a bear to ship.
Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
They have very little value as riders most of the time, and, IMO, these are among the worst. If you want a vintage Schwinn tandem...the t and c is a much better choice.
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Agreed. A bear to ship, a bear to transport for most people, and a PITA to store. I nearly traded a kayak for a nice tandem a few years ago. I asked the seller why he was offering it, and he said that his wife didn't like it after the first few rides. That made me check with my wife and she said "we'll see after you get it".. I decided not to go there.
Yeah, not my cup of tea, although it is a cool looking bike. They definitely seem like an albatross in terms of storage and transport, and I sure as hell wouldn't want to ship one.

In my completely biased world of cycling, there are a few bicycle types I will never own: tandem, recumbent, and folding. But that's just me.
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This thread is starting to give tandems a bad rap. For the record, they don't deserve it!
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Old 01-30-17, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnyace
In my completely biased world of cycling, there are a few bicycle types I will never own: tandem, recumbent, and folding. But that's just me.
Originally Posted by due ruote
This thread is starting to give tandems a bad rap. For the record, they don't deserve it!
Ha. I'm going to page [MENTION=73614]rhm[/MENTION].
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Ha. I'm going to page @rhm.
Haha, is he in agreement, or the dissenting opinion?
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He has a counterpoint tandem with a recumbent stoker, a folding bike, and used to have a recumbent. He's like the only guy who would have all that.
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Old 01-30-17, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by due ruote
This thread is starting to give tandems a bad rap. For the record, they don't deserve it!
Recumbents are as much trouble. We've had Linear and a RANS. Like any bicycle, when you're not actually riding one they can be a pain.
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C&v ti bike sorta reasonably priced

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/5982332823.html

Of course Clang beat me to the punch...
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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
C&v ti bike sorta reasonably priced

Fuji titanium road bike

Of course Clang beat me to the punch...
Hah- I only saw that Fuji because it's local MN CL. When I look around the country I usually filter by price $10 to $250.
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Originally Posted by TimmyT
He has a counterpoint tandem with a recumbent stoker, a folding bike, and used to have a recumbent. He's like the only guy who would have all that.
Well, to each their own, they're just not my thing. I certainly don't hold it against anybody for owning and using them.
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Originally Posted by Clang
The ad is amusing gibberish. Surprise, surprise: they can't take good photos either. Then there's mention of a second bike, but I don't see it? (EDIT: it's a clunky ladies Roadmaster). I think there's some interest in these aluminum Centurions though.

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I hav etwo bikes one purchaed use donkey one month by student that visited venturing racing bike I wnat 150 for both bikes together won't sell seperatly wnat them out of here an diwll not budge on price incredible price located by Tempe Diablo stadium cash only to first buyer ..text me to see them
Hah! I never thought to use a donkey with my bikes!
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This ebay seller has some pretty incredible bikes for sale, including a Della Santa, a very old Mercian, a Waterford, Raleigh Pro, Schwinn Paramount 50th Anniversary, Cannondale Black Lightning, etc.:

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