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.
818 640 9694
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
A wonderful touring bike
Size: 22”/19” (we are: captain = 6’00” and stoker = 5’4”)
We are the second owners of the frame; we had it built-up by Rick Steele at Gold Country Tandems in 2005. (We think the original owners took delivery from Bilenky in 2002.) In 2014, we did a re-fresh on various components (details in the pictures folder).
For about a decade, this was both our everyday bike as well as our travel bike. We won’t do much loaded touring in the future & so we have ordered a new tandem (three is too many!)
It has a fair number of scratches from many trips in the USA and abroad, but is ready to go on another adventure right now. Or repaint, change the gearing and upgrade as you see fit.
Price: asking $3,000 (including two S&S cases and a custom Oveja Negra frame bag for the stoker compartment). Start your next tour right away for ½ to 1/3 of the cost of a new bike.
(A Thule / ATOC roof rack is available as well.)
Frame: Bilenky Signature Fillet Brazed steel frame with S&S Couplers; maroon front to silver rear paint; 145 mm rear spacing
Headset: Chris King (black)
Wheels: 700 c; Hugi TD Hubs (black); Velocity Dyad rims (black); 40 spokes (DT Swiss spokes); 32mm Continental Gatorskin tires
Crankset: FSA Triple Octalink 130 BCD (black); 175 on front; 170 on back
Chainrings: FSA – 55/44/32 (black)
Cassette: Shimano 9 speed – 11/34
Shifters: Ultegra 9 speed
Derailleurs: Shimano XTR on rear; Shimano Ultegra triple on front
Chains: Shimano 7701 drive chain; Sram PC971 timing chain
Brakes: Avid BB-7 disc brake on rear; Avid SD7 V-brake with Travel Agent on front
Seatpost: Thomson on front (alloy); Suntour XC Pro on rear (alloy)
Stem: Ritchey on front (black); Adjustable tandem stem on rear (silver)
Handlebars: Deda Piega 6061 alloy on front (black); Profile alloy bullhorns on rear (black); black tape
Seats: Terry Fly on front (black); Terry Butterfly on rear (black)
Pedals: Shimano SPD 535 MTB style
Other: Five water bottle cages; Zefal frame pump; wireless Flightdeck computer; wrench for couplers
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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.