There have been a number of scam transactions attempted on the site recently – we strongly suggest that you use a third party, such as a bike shop or escrow company for all transactions not done in person.



Contact Steve Braun
520-360-0547
Tucson, AZ, USA
$ 1,250.00

We're getting a new tandem, so it’s time to let this one go. For sale is a 1999 Santana Noventa. The Noventa was Santana's top of the line steel tandem. It's made with Columbus Niobium tubing, custom drawn for tandem use. The frame is a medium and fits our team well, a 6' captain and a 5'6" stoker. The bike is in good condition with a few paint chips as you'd expect on a bike with 15,000 miles on the odometer. The bike features a Shimano Ultegra 9 speed triple drive train and includes a working Flight Deck computer. The front shifter has been switched to a bar end to allow more FD trim options. The STI lever remains in place, so if you prefer to use STI front shifting, all you need is a new cable. Brakes are Shimano V-brake in front and an Avid BB-7 mechanical disc in back. The original wheel set has been replaced, the rear wheel (32 spokes, built Santana on Hadley hubs has less than 500 miles, the front wheel has approximately 5,000 miles, (40 spokes, Hadley hubs and a Sun Race CR-14 rim.) The bike is painted with “Shadeshifter” paint, so it changes color depending on the the angle from which you view it. This bike would be a great for beginner or experienced tandem teams. Santana tandems are sown for their calm neutral handling. Fitted with rack and fender mounts and the ability to run wide tires, the bike can be used for touring, gravel or road riding. Buyer to pay shipping costs, but will deliver at no charge within AZ
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The TCA cannot guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of any ad placed on this website. Therefore, buyers should be mindful that internet-based transactions — long distance, or in person, have certain inherent risks. Buyers and Sellers are both at risk for theft by fraud and any face-to-face meetings also present risks related to theft as well as personal safety. Please take time to do some research about buying and selling from one of the many articles that you’ll find on line, such as one of these:

http://netsecurity.about.com/od/advancedsecurity/a/How-To-Stay-Safe-On-Craigslist.htm
https://www.craigslist.org/about/scams
http://www.kbb.com/car-advice/articles/protecting-yourself-from-online-fraud/ (it applies to bikes also)
http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/scams.htm

You may also want to think about the following (courtesy of Mark Livingood):

Ideally, most buyers and sellers prefer to find one another in close enough proximity to permit a face-to-face meeting, a physical inspection of the tandem and, of course, a test ride; perhaps even an extended test ride. Fortunately, at least in all my dealings with private sellers, buyers and tandem-specialty dealers or builders, long distance transactions have always been quite pleasant and ended up with no surprises. So, while there is some degree of risk, if you’re willing to trust your “gut” on a long distance transaction neither you nor the other party should end up being any worse for wear if everyone keeps their cards on the table throughout the transaction.

NOTE: A detailed sales contract should be drawn up for all long distance transactions. Language should be included that spells out all provisions regarding who has responsibility for the tandems shipment, under what conditions the buyer may decline to accept the tandem at the time of delivery and who will bear the responsibility for shipping costs. As an example, sales agreements should plainly state if the seller clearly mis-represented the condition or features of the tandem, or it was damaged in route, they bear the burden for a remedy subject to approval by the buyer. If the buyer simply changes their mind for any reason and no longer wants the tandem, they bear the burden for all shipping costs. In some cases, buyers and sellers may want to use a trusted, local bike shop as an agent for receiving and inspecting the tandem to protect their mutual interests.

The use of a third party escrow service may also aid your transaction.