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 Scott A. Taylor
541-517-4278
Springfield, Oregon, United States
$ 3,500.00

Like new 2008 Ventana El Conquistador De Montanas, except it needs new tires and pedals. It's mostly been sitting in my garage since my divorce in 2008. It has about 100 total miles on all of the bike, and all of the components (except the pedals). I hate to see this bike leave my stable, but it's just not getting ridden 🙁

It has 6 inches of front travel and 4 inches of rear travel. It softens the bumps nicely for the stocker!

* Fox Talas 36, 150 mm travel fork with 3 positions of travel: 100, 120, and 150. 20mm through axle,
* Fox float RP23 rear shock,
* Chris King headset,
* Race Face forged cranks,
* Race Face and Shimano chainrings,
* XT front and rear derailleurs,
* XTR rear shifter,
* Sram X7 twist shift, rear shifter (it's easier to trim with the twist shifter),
* XT cassette (9 speed),
* XT hubs,
* Sun Rhyno Lite rims with 36 brass nippled spokes (strong wheels),
* Salsa seat post clamp, for the stoker,
* Co-Motion telescoping stoker stem (it makes for easy adjustment for different stoker reaches),
* Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes (I prefered mechanical brakes because of the easy trail side tunability of them),
* Avid brake levers,
* Titanium Captains seatpost,
* Titanium railed Captains saddle,
* Salsa stem,
* Ritchey Severe Conditions riser bar,
* WTB stocker saddle,
* Ergon grips with bar ends for both front and rear,
* XT clipless pedals both front and rear (the pedals are old, but functional).
* Kenda tires (need replacing soon because of the age of the rubber).
* 26 inch wheels, they are not tubeless.
I'm sorry if I forgot to list something that's important to you. I'm happy to update you over the phone.

I may be traveling to LA in March, and or April. I can transport the bike at that time, or I ship it, at your shipping expense. My wife has a PayPal account.

I do best with texting instead of email but I'm also happy to talk on the phone: five 4 one, 517, four two seven eight.

Thanks, Scott
This Ad has been viewed 88 times.

NOTE: If you see an issue with this ad, please click on the “Flag Ad” button above and then send an email to classifieds@tandemclub.org explaining the issue. Thank you.


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.