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 Vic Villhard
719-238-3485
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
$ 6,995.00

Dreaming about traveling the world with your partner on a light, fast, and very comfortable coupled Calfee Tetra carbon tandem? This could be the bike for you - and at less than half the price of a new one! All carbon frame is a head-turner with sleek, beautiful in-frame cable-routing details, 12 year manufacturer’s frame warranty, titanium S&S couplers (a $2500 upgrade), brilliant custom candy apple fade paint job highlights the carbon fiber through translucent red and blue clear coat portions. Upgraded AlphaQ x2 carbon tandem-specific fork and Spinergy TX2 wheelset ($1000 new in 2013). FSA carbon cranks, Avid mechanical disc brake rear, Dura Ace front brake, Shimano Ultegra 9-speed shifters with wireless Flight Deck computer and triple front derailleur, Shimano XTR rear derailleur. Complete with two S&S hard cases and all packing materials. Also includes an extra set of compatible wheels with Chris King hubs and Velocity Fusion rims. $6995 takes it all! Frame fits captain with ~33”+ inseam; stoker frame is size medium. This bike is available for test rides at Tandem Cycle Works in Denver. Contact Vic Villhard, seven {won} nine-two three eight-three {fore} eight five, vicvillhard {at} Hotmail {dot} com
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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.