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.
Kingston, RI, US
purchased with plans to travel to Europe never panned out, intended to ride with my young daughter so bought extra parts for that purpose (see extra parts listed below)
Specialized cranks, Shimano 105- (3x7) - 7 speed group-set with brake sweep shifters and Sachs 3 speed internal rear hub, Dura-Ace front hub, Sun Rims with IRC Road Lite EX Tires, Countour Tech Seat post in the stoker position, Scott split bars front and rear
Bike includes a bunch of extra parts and goodies including ‘the stacker’ listed below from the BF website.
1. Crank arm ‘shortners’ for the rear with 3 adjustments– allows a child to sit on seat and reach the pedals, can easily be removed with no marring to the crankset see Tandems East for an explanation of how these work, cost about 135.00 for a pair
2. Extra built front wheel with Sachs drum brake hub with 36 hole sun rim (see pic)
3. Cowhorn bars, useful for small riders in the stoker seat
4. Extra seat post and extra seat ‘stem’ can be used for very short seatposts in order to get a person with shorter legs closer to the pedals (again great for kids)
5. Set of composite temp. fenders easy on and off
6. STACKER for a rear trailer
7. Set of split ‘cowhorn’ bars for the rear
8. Luggage rack (Blackburn)
9. Deuter Rack Pack II Packs
Packed into the standard TravelCases. A brand new innovation, the STACKER, was designed to allow the two cases to stack together as a trailer! The stacker carried on the tradition of the incredible, fully self-contained, travel system that Bike Friday had come to be known for.
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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.