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 Andy
(763) 516-2742
Sherburne Falls, MA, United States
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$ 800.00

Very nice Franklin tandem (http://www.franklinframe.com). Handmade in Ohio. The bike is in excellent shape and very light for a tandem. Frame is rock solid; just a few superficial scratches. Designed to fit a captain roughly 5’7” to about 6'. Stoker should be about 4'11'' to 5'7''.

The build is very solid:

-FSA Gossamer triple cranks
-Deore rear derailleur, Tiagra front derailleur
-Tiagra shifters
-Deore hubs laced to Mavic A317 rims
-Tires have a little life left, but could use replacing soon.

Components are installed, but it will need cables adjusted, etc.
The scoop: I bought the frame in Columbus, Ohio and shipped it to a bike builder named Alex Meade (www.alexmeade.com) to install S&S couplers. It turns out the bottom tube is ever so slightly oval shaped, so couplers can't be installed.I’m just looking to recoup some of the money I’ve spent on this.

Bike is boxed up and ready to ship via BikeFlights. Buyer pays shipping. For reference, I paid $75 (including insurance) to ship from Ohio to Massachusetts. BikeFlights is very reasonable. Go to their website to receive a quote. Select "tandem" under box size. Let me know if you have any questions.

Get in touch with any questions. I'm happy to discuss the bike!
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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.