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Old 04-18-22, 05:46 PM
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Kuwahara - $225 (Hermosa Beach, CA)


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Another beautiful fillet-brazed tandem at sacrifice pricing

Bilenky - $300 (Kansas City, MO)

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Burley Duet - $200 (Conway, SC)

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If this is the from the same Rodriguez that made custom frames in Seattle it may be a good buy. If I were up there I'd go look at it. $500 seems too low to me.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...486739794.html
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Kuwahara - $200 (Chino Hills, CA)

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This looks like a good price for a DaVinci at $1500.00. I just picked up a Santana so I'm out..

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Santana Arriva - $450 (Minneapolis, MN)

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Cheap steel Santana near Dayton.
https://dayton.craigslist.org/bik/d/...502456067.html
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Originally Posted by kermie
This looks like a good price for a DaVinci at $1500.00. I just picked up a Santana so I'm out..

Davinci

Kind of crazy to me that these coupled davinci's are going for $1500. One listed on e-bay today included the case.


da Vinci In-2-ition Hybrid Tandem Bike ~ Small Frame w/ S&S Couplers Travel Case | eBay
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Crazy indeed
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Kermie, Thanks for posting the link to the purple Da Vinci. I bought it. It's an oldie but in good condition. We're used to a Da Vinci, but looking forward to my stoker trying the SoftRide suspension and the couplers will give us better travel options.
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I'm really curious to read how this 'purple arrow' ;-) rides. Especially I'm interested in the first experiences with the suspension seat in the back. Don't forget to post... :-)
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Lictgrau, I'm also really curious to see how this 'purple arrow' rides for my stoker She generally liked the low-end Bontrager suspension post on our Trek T900. She is okay with the Thudbuster on our Da Vinci Grand Junction. We have rough roads where we live. I don't know whether she's going to love the SoftRide or look like she's on a pogo stick. Either way, I figure we should get some style points with that color scheme and the seemingly odd absence of some frame parts After we get it and give it try, I'll post.

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I'm really curious to read how this 'purple arrow' ;-) rides. Especially I'm interested in the first experiences with the suspension seat in the back. Don't forget to post... :-)
We live in CO Springs and saw it on craigslist based on my alerts. We really thought about buying it as I want a Davinci for the really wide gear ratios, but we previously had a soft ride and my wife didn't like it as she felt like she was bouncing up and down on each pedal stroke.

Glad someone bought them both as they were great value for coupled davinci's.
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Originally Posted by act0fgod
We live in CO Springs and saw it on craigslist based on my alerts. We really thought about buying it as I want a Davinci for the really wide gear ratios, but we previously had a soft ride and my wife didn't like it as she felt like she was bouncing up and down on each pedal stroke.

Glad someone bought them both as they were great value for coupled davinci's.
I'm sure they're getting hard to find at this point, but didn't they make different stiffness beams or bumpers for those?
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<<I'm sure they're getting hard to find at this point, but didn't they make different stiffness beams or bumpers for those?>>

I found a 2004 post from someone from SoftRide Bike, as follows:

"Softride currently has two beams in the market that offers all the performance advantages of beam technology. The Classic beam is offered in two different spring rates to accommodate virtually any application - you decide how stiff or soft you like it. The Softride beam, both Classic and Rocket, are the only two beams in the market with controlled damping. The added element of controlled damping, found on all high performance vehicles, and keeps the rider from bouncing up and down uncontrolled. To further explain the difference in the two beams I have included the following:

Classic Beam:
The Classic beam is the best example of all that beam suspension technology offers. It is designed for those people who are open to understanding all the benefits beam technology offers and who understand that the more comfortable they are, the better their body will be able to perform. The Classic beam maximizes the Performance Advantages of comfort, reduced rolling resistance, cornering traction and adjustability, all the while still offering a responsive and aerodynamic chassis.

Rocket Beam: The Rocket is stiffer and lighter than the Classic beam and thus helps to bridge the gap between traditional rigid frames and suspension technology. The Rocket is designed to maximize the Performance Advantages of frame stiffness and aerodynamics while still providing the rider with greater comfort, better handling and less rolling resistance than a rigid frame at the same time. The Rocket provides a more "traditional" ride and doesn't take as long to get used to as the Classic Beam.

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Softride Bike"
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Originally Posted by jethro00
Kermie, Thanks for posting the link to the purple Da Vinci. I bought it. It's an oldie but in good condition. We're used to a Da Vinci, but looking forward to my stoker trying the SoftRide suspension and the couplers will give us better travel options.
jethro00 So as a follow up to your purchase, have you 2 been able to get a ride in. The concern I had with that bike was the softride post as well. Just curious how it's going. I'm glad you picked it up, as I kept getting tempted every time I saw it posted, as that color is spectacular
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Kermie, we have not taken a ride yet. daVinci handled the packing and shipping, and did a good job of getting it to us in good shape in a 7-foot long box. However, to get it in the box, they disassembled all cables, the derailleur, the Softride beam, bars, etc. I am having a bit of difficulty figuring out exactly how everything should go back together. I have sent a few emails trying to get a manual on the Softride beam to make sure I assemble it correctly and to see if is allows for any adjustment. I should have asked daVinci to make a video of the disassembly
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Well, there are always challenges right . Hopefully your able to get it together and give it a ride soon. Looking forward to hearing your impressions
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Ummm nope - https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...522341983.html
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Looks like it folds, and it's cheap, and there are two of 'em...for $150 each in NJ.

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Well, we took our Symbiosis out for its maiden ride this morning. I got a guy who has a 1-man bike shop to come and help me reassemble it to make sure it was done right. Due to time of day and traffic, my stoker opted for me to test it alone last night. Okay, maybe she was thinking someone needed to live to tell the tale and that would be her We rode for about 45 minutes this morning. My stoker did not have a problem with the suspension beam. She could make it bounce for fun and bounced on some bumps. But, she rode fine and I did not feel any problems when she bounced. It was a "soft ride" given the terrain. Time will tell whether our derrières will adapt to the Brooks saddles the sellers generously included. We're used to Cloud Nines but will give the Brooks saddles a try for a while. So, our first impression is favorable. My stoker has 3 suspensions to choose from: Basic up-and-down Bontrager on the Trek T900; Thudbuster on daVinci Grand Junction; and, SoftRide suspension beam on Symbiosis. Is she spoiled or what
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$100 tandem with Arai and what looks like good wide gearing.
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Mikkelsen Tandem Bike - $650 (novato)

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Beautiful custom handmade tandem (price reduced) - $650 (Philadelphia)






© craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMapbicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: tandem
frame size: 18” 16”
wheel size: 27 in
Up for sale is a gorgeous handmade Terry Osell fillet brazed steel tandem, with campagnolo dropouts. It comes decked out with top of the line parts from its era, and has been meticulously maintained. There are some minor scuffs and dings, but absolutely nothing structural, and the original paint still shines in the sun.

18” captain and 16” stoker.

Phil Wood Hubs
Shimano XT shifters, derailleurs, and brakes
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