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Old 10-15-12, 09:48 PM
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Vintage Claude Butler tandem spotted at thrift in NE Florida whist on vaction....

Couldn't fit it in the overhead compartment. Can post more pics if anyone is interested.

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Old 10-16-12, 02:47 AM
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I haven't seen a tandem in the flesh for years. That one looks like a good quality bike.
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Old 10-16-12, 04:11 AM
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Operative question: At the shop, or in the shop? Photo looks as if someone dropped in at the thrift with it, rather than the thrift offering it for sale.

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Operative question: At the shop, or in the shop? Photo looks as if someone dropped in at the thrift with it, rather than the thrift offering it for sale.

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It's got a tag on the handlebars...
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It was being sold by the thrift (it does have a tag - good eye Poguemahone!).

Hard to see in the photo, but it's chained up to the other crap. 531 frame+fork.

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How much was it and is there someone close buy to handle shipping?
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Looks a lot like a Holdsworth tandem I've been trying to buy here off of CL, but the seller only communicates about once/week. How much?
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Price was $150.

Spotted it on Saturday 10/13. Here's the location if anyone wants to go after it. Given the area, it might still be there.
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Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
Couldn't fit it in the overhead compartment. Can post more pics if anyone is interested.
I'm at capacity. Oh, it looks a little large in the stoker compartment too.
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Price was $150.

Spotted it on Saturday 10/13. Here's the location if anyone wants to go after it. Given the area, it might still be there.
WHOAH!! Really? That's a SMOKING DEAL, even it is needs considerable work!
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That's the kind of deal you buy immediately, take to a bike shop, and have it shipped to you. I would buy that in a heartbeat if I was local. Hmmm, that reminds me? I think I will get the orange SS ready for it's maiden voyage, and do a local thrift/pawn sweep.,,,,BD
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About 2 hours from me. Hmmmmm.
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That's the kind of deal you buy immediately, take to a bike shop, and have it shipped to you. I would buy that in a heartbeat if I was local.
Thought about it, but shipping and purchase price would be over $400. Not sure there's a shop in the area that's up to the task.

Hell, I was only looking for LPs.

Here's a few more pics - can anyone ID the front and rear hubs? Brakes calipers were switched out to Deore XT at some point.









EDIT: Looks like it's a Majestic Two model


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