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Is anyone looking for one of these? Tandems found for sale.

There's a similar thread in Classic & Vintage and I might post these finds in that forum also, but these are tandem specific. I could not find such a thread in this forum so here goes. These turned up on the Richmond VA CL today. Not mine.

Burley Tandem, Bike for 2 - $600 (Hanover)
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Burley Tandem, good condition, V-brakes, Shimano Bar-Con shifters, Size ~20.5"/18.0" (center of bottom bracket to center of top tube), 24 speed, rear rack, dual computers, Good condition, $600 Cash,
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Bushnell Triplet (bike for three) - $2600 (Hanover, VA)


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Bushnell Triplet, (tandem + 1)Aluminum frame, High end Shimano components, 27 speed bar end shifters (index shifting on rear, friction on front) Magura hydraulic rim brakes (most powerful rim brakes made), 2 leg kickstand, Frame size 19/17/15 (center bottom bracket to center top tube), 700X35 tires, Shimano SPD 535 pedals, Blackburn rear rack, Cateye computer, Under 56 pounds as pictured, excellent condition. $2950 Cash, NO TEXT MESSAGES
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Burley Rumba tandem

Burley Rumba tandem - $400 (schwenksville)














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make / manufacturer: Burl
model name / number: Rum



21" Captain, 19" Stoker c-t-c

Triple Chain ring in front and 7 speed rear.Bar end Shifters

Cantilever brakes front and rear and a drum brake in back

700c Wheeels
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Thanks for these posts, guys. It's fun to see what's out there.
That's a nice deal on the Rumba. We have a Rock N Roll of maybe the same year and it's a nice ride (albeit heavy!)

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TRADE?_______ red Mikkelsen road TANDEM _(frame kit: $1950)_ Complete:
This one has been on CL for a while, a unique paint job!
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Santana Tandem Bicycle - $1000 (Oregon Hill) < >




condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Santana
model name / number: Arriva
size / dimensions: 56.5, 53.5

A beautiful Tandem made in California in the early nineties. Taken good care of. No rust and only a couple of spots of chipped paint. 700c wheels and a bar end shifter for the rear, down tube shifter for the front. 53.5 cm ctt rear 56.5 cm ctt front.
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Yesterday, I rode 205 miles with two ladies from the local club. Guess we could have used that triple!
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Here's a really nice Jack Taylor tandem

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Coupled viewpoint Bilenky!

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There are a few dozen tandems for sale around the Sacramento area right now. The Craigslist pickings seem rich right now in general. In the tandem category there are a bunch of 1990's-ish steel Burleys and Santanas in the $500-1000 range where I am shopping, along with a smattering of more and less expensive stuff. I'm definitely keeping an eye out for maintainable and upgradeable Shimano indexing and 26" or 700c not 27" wheels, which puts me 1990 or later, and I want a bike in good nick since I'd rather go ride than spend my wife's patience on tinkering. I've fallen victim to the hard sell about tubing and fork strength and wheel quality at the Santana website and so I'm looking at them specifically. There seems to be no real consensus on pricing them, as seemingly equivalent things get priced at $800 and $1600. Here are a few examples.

Burley Duet Tandem Bicycle old but nice components and accessories and a sad story $400
bicylces (tandem, recumbent) & accessories Co-Motion with couplers $1500
Burley 16 Spd Tandem Bicycle This won't go away at $250. Too far away and wife thinks it's too weird.
vintage Ritchey mountain tandem Spendy but it says Ritchey on it
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Gotta stop looking at tandems. My size, my color, ready for brifters, cool drivetrain, damn!
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Recent vintage. Decked-out for the price, with couplers and carbon fork.
Santana 2007 Arriva Tandem
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Low price, but hinky looking listing. I'm too often and recently bitten by the people who send a text to ask for an unfiltered email...

I did Google enough to see that SCI has something to do with the Ishiwata tube set at the time

Cool Santana SCI tandem bike
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So do you have 205 miles to ride back home now?
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No... no tandem soon I think. And when I do it will have to be 700c and Shimano, no messing about with antiques. A man can obsess, though.

Here's my CL search string.
(trek|cannondale|khs|burley|santana|*motion|co-mo|friday|vinci|hokitika|paketa|seven|raleigh|schwinn) tandem
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Should I try to keep this thread going, does anyone read it?

Trek Tandem $500.00
Trek 200 tandem size Med. with full Campi component
$500.00 very good condition.

Gives me hope that when I do buy, there will be deals.
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Very fun tandem bike, maroon, great tires, and seats. Works well, and has a child stoker attachment.
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Cool, but not cheap. Tubulars!
Bob Jackson Short Wheelbase Tandem

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condition: like new
make / manufacturer: Bob Jackson
model name / number: Short Wheelbase Tandem


1973 Jackson racing tandem. 21 front and 20 rear top tubes. Full Reynolds 531, Campy headset, hubs and pedals, TA double crank, TTT stem, Cinelli bars, Avocet saddles, Champion 40 spoke tubular rims, Blackburn rack. Weighs 32 lbs.
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Trek Fast Track T200 chromoly steel frame tandem (62cm/56cm)

Trek Fast Track T200 chromoly steel frame tandem (62cm/56cm) - $695 (Florence, MD)




condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Trek
model name / number: T200

U.S. made Trek Fast Track T200 tandem in their largest frame size, 62cm (24.4") front and 56cm (22") rear.
Trek True Temper Custom Tandem chromoly steel frame.
All Shimano Deore XT drive-train and components.
Matrix Journey rims with Avocet Kross tires 700 x 38.
Serfas Tailbones saddles.
4 water bottle cages.
Modified upright handlebars, front and rear.
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A month of cruising the tandems on my local CL has helped me a lot to understand the new and used markets both.
  • A lot of the nice tandems for sale are older. I want to look out for one that is 8 speed or better. This will also give me indexing.
  • Many mass market MTB style tandems have decent frames but dreadful cheap components. Grip shifters! Ugh. Might be one reason drop bar conversions are popular
  • We'd be a heavy team. I'd want one with a drum brake.
  • Many show up with a Yakima rack included or for sale along side. Definitely want this. Can ask for it if it's not mentioned.
  • Although there are several sizes, they tend to have similar and kind of short top tube lengths for the captain. Fit is therefore going to be very adaptible but depend more on components (stem, bar, seatpost, saddle) than on the frame.
  • Most decent things on CL are $1000+-500. More than that is probably something special, less is probably dreadful. But might also be ignorant seller.
  • I have not yet figured out why, but it seems like most of the Santana and Burley tandems for sale are of the late-80's or early-90's vintage. Was there a tandem boom? Were they outcompeted by Trek and Cannondale in the 90's-00's?
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I really think that if you are going to switch to V brakes then you ought to have this canti hanger hold something else. I don't know what, though.

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Screamingest deal yet - $400, updated drivetrain and wheels. But no drum

Santana Tandem Road Bike

Edit - already gone this morning. Someone got a nice bike for a nice price
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The only other mention I can find of a Calvert is by @zonatandem a few years ago, posting about tandems seen at a swap meet. He said it was from WA. Some fillets and some lugs. This one is sort of pink or faded burgundy, and crusty but expensive looking components. $200!



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The only other mention I can find of a Calvert is by @zonatandem a few years ago, posting about tandems seen at a swap meet. He said it was from WA. Some fillets and some lugs. This one is sort of pink or faded burgundy, and crusty but expensive looking components. $200!



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That bike has some potential! The frame looks nice, anyway. I'm wondering what the heck that chainring is doing in the middle of the timing chain, and he has the cantilevers connected with a crazy long yoke cable. But at $200, you've got plenty of room to fix it up to something you like, even adding brifters, etc. My 1979 Santana has worked well for us so far, on quite a few rides up to 60 miles.
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Bike Friday triple tandem

Coupled triples are pretty rare on CL, and this is a price similar to what I've seen for late model 2-seaters.
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That bike has some potential! The frame looks nice, anyway. I'm wondering what the heck that chainring is doing in the middle of the timing chain, and he has the cantilevers connected with a crazy long yoke cable. But at $200, you've got plenty of room to fix it up to something you like, even adding brifters, etc. My 1979 Santana has worked well for us so far, on quite a few rides up to 60 miles.

The he floating chainring provides tension.
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