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 Kevin King
Columbia, MO, United States
Steel framed travel tandem purchased new for Christmas 2007. Equally at home on roads or rail trails. Original owner rode about 2,000 miles between 2007 and 2017. My wife and I added another 765 since, but realized the medium frame is just too small for both of us together ( 6' 1'' Captain with a 5' 9" Stoker). It would work if either one of us was two inches shorter. We have since moved on to a large framed Santana.
Mixed Shimano 3x10 drivetrain: Tiagra flat bar shifters, new 105 front on a 53/39/30 crank , XTR rear with 11-34 cassette
Ergon GP3 front grips
Saddles: Terry Fly front, Selle Italia Diva rear
Schmidt Son 28 dynamo front hub, Phil Wood rear, both laced to 48 spoke Velocity Chukker rims, newer Panaracer Pasela 700x32 tires
Old Man Mountain front rack
Tubus rear rack
Four water bottle holders
Avid Single 7 V-brakes on front with Kool-Stop salmon pads
Current generation Bengal disc brake caliper recently added to rear
Safecase has never been used for travel
Included, but not pictured: Yakima Sidewinder roof rack, extra captain stem (6*), one extra seatpost (non-setback ), S&S wrench, touch up paint, and new Busch & Muller Luxos U LED dynamo headlight
The bike is located in Columbia, MO. Pick up here, or packing/shipping at buyers expense. More pictures available on request.
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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.