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.
We are selling our like new, 700c/Medium frame, 1998 Santana Sovereign tandem bicycle.
The bike has less than 500 miles on it since new.
The bike is Ultegra 3x9 speed equipped using top of the line Ultegra front derailleur and Shimano XTR rear derailleur. The bike is also equipped with an Arai rear drum brake controlled by a Ultegra bar-end shifter. It has a Shimano FlightDeck computer, Garmin twist mounts on the pilot's stem and on the stoker's bullhorn bars. The frame is equipped with a rear cargo/pannier rack and a shock absorbing seat post for the stoker.
This amazingly clean, like new, Sovereign was rebuilt for touring last year (2018) with new Velocity Dyad rims, DT Swiss spokes, Hadley rear hub, and Schwalbe tires. All new Jagwire shift and brake cables and covers, KoolStop pads, new rear chain, and new bar wrap with gel.
The finish is still like new as the bike has been stored in a garage since new.
Pilot is 5' 9" and stoker is 5' 2"
The Brooks saddles, the handlebar bag, trunk bag and panniers seen in the photos are NOT included.
Dade/Broward County Craigslist post:
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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.