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 Steve Matson
Tacoma, Washington State, USA
THE ULTIMATE TIME TRIAL TANDEM!
This 2010 Cannondale Road Tandem has been fully upgraded for high performance time trialing. It has been raced to medal winning podium places at the USAC National Masters Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013 as well as several state championship victories in Washington and Oregon. Since we both race single bikes most of the time, the tandem has been lightly used but lovingly maintained.
The 6061 aluminum alloy frame has mounts for disc brakes, but for race performance and lighter weight we converted the tandem to mechanical rim brakes.
All together, this $3300 stock tandem includes more than $2900 in upgrades, for a value over $6200.
This bike comes with an excellent alloy wheelset for everyday training that is built on SUN TCR ME 14A rims with White Industries M16 hubs and Armadillo Elite 25c tires.
However, for racing, this awesome tandem also includes an ENVE 65mm carbon fiber tubular rear wheel, custom built by Wheelbuilder.com with White Industries MI5 hub. This light, aero, super-fast rear wheel comes with a Vittoria EVO CX 25-28c tubular tire AND an Aerojacket Disc Cover custom built by Wheelbuilder.com.
The fork has been upgraded to a carbon fiber ENVE CX Fork. Besides providing greater strength, stiffness, and low weight, it steers superbly in corners and descents.
Wherever possible, we have upgraded parts to the best, highest performing components possible, and they are all in excellent condition.
Ultegra triple crankset
Dura Ace Chainrings, 55–42–32
Ultegra Front Derailleur
Ultegra Rear Derailleur (long cage)
FSA Timing Chain Rings, 42T, 130BCD
Dura Ace Chains (drive chain and timing chain)
Dura Ace bar end TT shifters (10-speed)
2 Dura Ace 11–28 cassettes (10-speed)
Chris King Bottom Brackets
Dia Compe bar end TT brake levers
TRP side pull cantilever rim brakes
Vision FSA Wing alloy base bar for pilot
Zipp carbon fiber TT extensions for pilot
Easton EC 90 carbon fiber stoker handlebar
Easton EC 90 carbon fiber stoker seat post
Thomson Masterpiece alloy pilot seat post
Selle Italia SLR Saddles, front and back
We expect shipping to be tricky because of the extra wheel and wheel cover. In fact, it might have to ship as two items. So we are simply charging a fixed charge of $350. If the actual cost exceeds this, we will make up the difference. If the the actual cost is less than this, we will refund the difference. Shipper to be determined.
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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.