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Where to get a triple tandem in europe

Old 08-06-17, 05:26 AM
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Where to get a triple tandem in europe

hi am wondering does anyone know where I can get a triple tandem bike in Europe cheap and expensive options are on the table I expect to pay approximately 6000 euro
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Old 08-06-17, 04:30 PM
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Hey,

So I decided to look around a bit.

It looks like you have a few options:

1) Buy a basic Santana Triplet from the US and ship it. ($6195, and then shipping). Santana's EU distributor does not stock the cheap steel triplets, only the 13k+ carbon models.

2) If you're riding with children: Circe Cycles Helios Triplet

3) Tandemservis (.cz) makes custom triplets. I don't think they are super expensive, but no guarantees. Maybe send them a message and get a quote?

4) Kinethic Tritandem. Never heard of this company till now, but it seems like they do custom high end stuff. Try contacting them for a quote on their Tritandem model. Google yields few results, but I don't speak Spanish, so.

5) My last option would be to contact a few stores: pedalhelden (.de), velotraum (.de) or radgeber-freiburg (.de) and ask if they have any used triples they would be willing to part with. There are probably also other shops in Europe that sell or rent out various specialty bikes (triplets, quads, recumbents etc).

6) Scan ebay/gumtree but be aware that three adults would expose old "fun" triple tandems to serious, potentially dangerous, levels of stress.
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Old 08-07-17, 03:54 AM
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thanks so much for looking I asked tandem servis cz but they sayed they don't make the triple anymore i think i found an option in England its called the tandem shop and they have co motion tandems i emailed them and they can order in their periscope trident model
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Old 08-07-17, 07:49 AM
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The Co-Motion Periscope models will adjust to easily fit most most adults or children. It is not designed for high performance but it is a very capable machine which we have ridden on many long rides. You might consider the Trident Convertible model for the flexibility of being able to reconfigure for 2 riders and to make shipping and storage easier. We were able to ship our Trident Convertible back and forth to Europe in 2 standard sized bike boxes.
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Old 08-07-17, 01:45 PM
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thank you tandem racer I think I will go with the normal periscope trident I will be riding with 2 adults
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Old 08-17-17, 09:53 AM
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Santana Europe (in Rosenheim, Germany) often has used tandems/etc. listed on their website. It looks like they may keep the German version of the page more current, though. I'd check there occasionally. You could also send them a note mentioning that you are looking for one so they can keep you in mind if they hear of one.

Also, I've seen several used triplets for sale here in the USA recently. With the value of the Euro against the dollar, and the cost of shipping, you could probably fly over, buy the bike and do a vacation, and then fly home with the bike for cheaper than buying one in Europe. For example, there's current a Santana quad on the Tandem Classifieds site for $6500 USD (~5500 euro). The Cabrio quads can also be used as a triplet (or tandem) by removing a section. Or on the Tandem Club of America site there's a Co-Motion Periscope (not S&S) for around 3000 euro. For a triplet, I'd really suggest getting one with S&S couplers, though, as it makes life a lot easier. We can haul ours around in a mid-sized estate wagon when traveling in Europe, for example.
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Old 08-27-17, 09:24 AM
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thanks for all the answers I will either get a co motion periscope trident or a Santana triplet
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Old 08-28-17, 12:34 PM
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Bike friday has a Triplet too, shipable in several suitcases..
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