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 Timothy Kall
PRICED FOR QUICK SALE $7500 plus shipping
Santana 2016 Ti700 Tandem
Contact: Tim at 256 690 1649 or email@example.com
My stoker is out of commission and I am forced to sell one of the best bikes made by Santana in the last few years. The bike probably has around 5000 miles on it. Medium sized titanium Santana sold and serviced by Tandems LTD of Birmingham, AL. Captain's stand over is just under 32 inches, and the cross tube length for captain is 21.5 inches. The bike has the Z couplers for travel case disassembly.
It is equipped entirely with Tandem stock parts to include front carbon forks and comfort carbon flat bar for the captain. The stoker can have either drop handlebars or bullhorn as both are included.
The Drive Train Groupset sports a Di2, compact 50/34 dual crankset and a Shimano Ultegra 11 speed cog set with the largest cog at 40t. It needed the wolf tooth derailleur extension for that large cog. The cog is Shimano's Deore XT CS-M8000 11-Speed Cassette - 11-40t.
The timing chain is the Gates carbon belt CDX type.
Combination Disc brake in rear and front linear brakes. Large disc break in the back is Bengal Mechanical Disc brakes from Santana, the front brakes are Avid Single Digit 7 Linear brakes.
It also has a Terry Butterfly stoker saddle and a Brooks synthetic Captain saddle, both brand new.
It sports the Spynergy 24 white spokes wheels and 28 mm Gatorskins, spd pedals and rear rack.
The bike has never been down and is in excellent shape and an excellent bargain for the serious tandem enthusiast. Will personally deliver under 400 miles distance.
Miscellaneous tools and extra cables, brake pads, Di2 battery charger included.
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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.