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 Reed Mitchell
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
I got this amazing bike from two older friends for whom money was no object. Unfortunately at 6'5" there's no way I can ride it more than short distances, so it needs to go to someone who can use it. It's in great condition. The odometer indicates 363 miles, which is not unreasonable for the amount of time they used it. They said it was $8500 when purchased. The current model is $9500 for the base level with just Ultegra components ( https://co-motion.com/bikes/macchiato ). I'm asking half the new price less a few hundred for the miles and a few hundred to replace the tires (aging rubber) and get a tuneup.
Co-Motion Macchiato from before 2009, probably 2008 by the paint color.
Size may be custom - I measured 54cm & 46cm - they were about 5'10" and 5'8"
Chris King No-Threadset
FSA SLK cranks, currently with Crank Bros eggbeaters
FSA chainring (timing): 42T WB008/42T/5B/C
FSA chainring (drive): 54/42/30 labeled 54/42 130mm 42/30 130mm 30T 74mm
FSA eccentric bottom bracket (front)
Dura-Ace deralleurs (3x10)
Dura-Ace 10 speed cassette 11-30 I think
Rolf Prima hubs with Rolf Prima Vigor wheels handbuilt in USA, 24 and 20 spoke
Michelin Pro Race tires 700x25c
Bontrager carbon seatposts, ACC front and Alpha rear
Serfas saddles, rear=Acuna front unidentified
Front bars FSA 2x butted Al2014
Rear bars Deda elementi anatomic 215
Dura-Ace Flight Deck brakes and shifters
Flight Deck computer on front, Sigma for stoker
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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://www.kbb.com/car-advice/articles/protecting-yourself-from-online-fraud/ (it applies to bikes also)
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.