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 Sidney Eley
802-355-3794
Burlington, Vermont, USA
$ 3,250.00

Our sweet babe is technically 7 years old (we bought it on September 4, 2011), but the last time we rode it was 3 years ago. It has only 900 miles on it. Lots more photos available upon request.

We purchased our bike from Gear-To-Go Tandems, owned by Richard Shapiro, the Santana dealer in Saranac Lake, N.Y. for $8,536.50. Since then it's been wrapped in a cocoon in our heated garage. This bike has S&S Couplers, rear disk brakes, Co-Motion Max Adjust stoker stem upgrade, rear rack and rear pack, Topeka road pump and bike stand. The serial number is #DTE207.

We are finally acknowledging that our aging bodies would rather sit on our deck than sit on bike seats. We have used our sweet ride twice. Our first six day tour was in 2012. We rode through the pleasantly flat farm country in southern Canada. Our second and last trip in 2014 was a tour through rather mountainous country roads in France. That trip was a little more arduous than we anticipated.

Since then our beautiful bike has lead a lonely, solitary life hanging in our garage. We have finally decided that like a great race horse, it's time to set it free and let a couple with younger bodies and energy enjoy the most fabulous bike we ever owned. The bike preformed like the high-end super star it was created to be. It needs a more youthful couple like you who recognizes exceptional quality and beauty to take it on the road again.
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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.