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Old 06-28-10, 10:22 PM
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Tandem to rent

I am looking for a Large/Large Tandem to rent that is good enough to race. Rental period 4 or 5 weeks. Located in Atlanta, but will travel a bit for it.
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Old 06-29-10, 06:09 AM
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Suggest you contact one or more dealers.

If you're willing to pay enough rent, they can sell it afterward as used or a demo model.
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Old 06-29-10, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by WebsterBikeMan View Post
Suggest you contact one or more dealers.

If you're willing to pay enough rent, they can sell it afterward as used or a demo model.
You may want to check with Tandems Limited in Birmingham (about 2.5 hours from Atlanta). They claim to have 50 tandems in stock.
https://www.tandemsltd.com/

Do you REALLY need a Large/Large? I'm 6'1 and my wife is 5'9" and we're doing well on a Medium Comotion Speedster. I'm just asking since a Large probably greatly narrows your options.
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Old 06-29-10, 09:44 AM
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Although I have no idea what type of response you might receive, you might want to join the Georgia Tandem Club's mailing list (aka, PEACHES, an Atlanta-based group) and post your solicitation to the list readers.

https://sports.dir.groups.yahoo.com/g...sec=dir&slk=13

The Southern Bicycle League also has an on-line forum that could yield a few readers with tandems that are gathering dust

https://www.bikesbl.org/
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Old 06-29-10, 02:04 PM
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My question is where around Atlanta are you going to race?
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Old 06-29-10, 05:00 PM
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It'll be tough to find a quality tandem to rent.
When we were in the tandem biz, rented a couple times. But after someone brought a tandem back with broken rear der., bent front der. and twisted chain and said ' . . . we don't know how this happened, we just shiffted it ' . . . we said 'no' to renting.
Good luck.
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Old 07-01-10, 08:07 AM
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Merlin, The plan is to race Masters Nationals in Kentucky August 3rd, and practice around Atlanta. Tried Tandembikesltd. but no luck. Will now try Peaches...Thanks all.
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Old 07-05-10, 12:19 PM
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Not to ask the obvious, but why not just ship/take along your own tandem? For the level of riding you are looking to do, I sure wouldn't want a rental tandem. Sure, it will cost you to ship, but it will probably be the same/less than renting.
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Old 07-05-10, 12:58 PM
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Another thought, although it also involves shipping: Mt. Airy bikes in Maryland (Larry Black) rents many of their stock of bikes. See: https://us.zilok.com/alias/bike123com

Mt. Airy is one of the largest tandem dealers in the USA.
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Old 07-11-10, 06:21 PM
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Yeah, I mean that is going to add up renting a bike for that trip. I say just buy it and ship it like everyone else
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