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.
Da Vinci Joint Adventure Mtn Tandem (large frame size)
Purchased directly from daVinci in January 2013.
Used maybe 2,000 miles (likely fewer). Rode it on two Ride The Rockies and had an absolute blast. Due to extensive personal travel the last 5 years, this bike was hardly ever ridden. Now we're moving overseas and the bike won't be suitable where we will be living, sadly, it must be sold. So, someone is going to get a real deal on this bike.
We absolutely love everything about this bike. It is a dream bike for cycling couples. Why? Because it of the transmission which allows either rider to coast. This makes coordinated riding super easy and divorce very unlikely. We tried the other brands and did not like the linked drivetrain. Then we tried the daVinci. It was a dream come true. The bike has a fantastic ride, is comfortable and stable. Gears are smooth and brakes are fantastic – no worries about slowing down or getting stopped. This bike is coupled for easy shipping if needed. If you want a pristine, ready to ride, low mileage top of the line tandem this is a steal.
"JUST SAY YES"
da Vinci Joint Adventure Mtn Tandem (large frame size)
Rolf 26" wheels with brand new Gatorskins
Profile T2 Wing Stoker Bars
50mm Riser, 31.8 mm bars
S&S Coupling – Chrome-moly Steel Frame
Stainless Speedplay Frogs
Carbon Fiber Fork
SRAM X.9 Grip Shifters
Rear derailleur: Sram X-9
Brakes: Avid 1D-7 Disc
BB7 Disc brake with 203mm Rotor
Front Bars: Bontrager Flat OS Mtn Bars
Front stem: Bontrager OS
Rear Stem: Control Tech adjustable – Long 215-255mm with riser
Headset: Cabe Creek 110
Front Saddle: Sella Italia X2 TransAm
Rear Saddle: Lady Selle Italia with shock absorber
$1300 upgrade package #4
Garage storage racks included
Custom car rack for 2" receiver included
Various extras such as locks, tubes, straps etc.
Brand new, never used tubes and tires on bike. Professionally tuned and maintained by daVinci (no expense spared). Recent tune-up and inspection.
Front reach: 27" (center of handle bars to seat to center of seat)
Top tube: 22"
Seat tube: 24"
Front reach: 22.5" (center of handle bars to seat to center of seat)
Top tube: 29.5"
Seat tube: 21.5"
From the da Vinci website:
A 20-minute ride on a da Vinci tandem bicycle will change the way you think about tandem riding. The da Vinci patented Independent Coasting System (ICS) allows either rider to stop pedaling at any time without affecting the other rider.
da Vinci Designs’ Independent Coasting System (ICS) offers you a riding experience both on and off road that equals or surpasses the best you’ve had on a single or tandem bike. The ICS makes for a far more intuitive, comfortable and efficient ride. This newfound ability to independently or collectively coast, pedal and position your cranks at will offers these advantages...
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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.