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
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
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$ 1,250.00

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A great starter tandem with a light weight frame and solid components.

Size: “Medium” (we are: captain = 6’00” and stoker = 5’4”). Santana says the bike is designed for inseams of 80-87 cm (front) and 72-91 cm (rear).
We are the second owners of the bike; we bought it from Bicycle John’s in Burbank (on consignment) around 2000. I believe it is a 1998 model. Over the years, we have updated and replaced various components, but its largely configured as it was originally. The rear wheel was rebuilt this summer with all new spokes.

For about five years, this was our everyday bike. Then, in 2005, we got a coupled bike for touring and so this one saw less use. We’ve just bought a new tandem and so, are selling the other two.

It has a number of scratches from lots of years of use, but is ready to ride just as is. Or change the gearing and upgrade as you see fit; it’s a very light frame that would really sing with some new light wheels.

Price: asking $1,250.

(A Thule / ATOC swiveling roof rack, and a full-sized, hard shell tandem case are available as well, for $125 each.)


Frame: Santana Sovereign aluminum frame; anodized clear finish – no paint; 160 mm rear spacing

Fork: Steel with Chrome finish

Headset: Chris King (black)

Wheels: 700 c; Hadley Racing Hubs (silver); original Mavic T-217 rim in rear; FIR rim in front; each 40 spokes; 28mm Continental Gatorskin tires

Crankset: Shimano triple (silver); 175 on front; 170 on back

Chainrings: Shimano – 53/42/30 (silver)

Cassette: Shimano 9 speed – 11/32

Shifters: Ultegra 9 speed

Derailleurs: Shimano XTR on rear; Shimano Ultegra triple on front

Chains: Shimano drive chain; Shimano timing chain

Brakes: WinZip mechanical disc brake (converted from original Santana hydraulic disc) + Brake Power Booster on rear; Shimano V-brake + Travel Agent on front

Seatpost: Silver on front (alloy); Silver shock absorbing on rear (alloy)

Stem: Santana stem on front (silver); Adjustable Santana tandem stem on rear (silver)

Handlebars: Alloy on front (black); alloy bullhorns on rear (black); red & black tape

Seats: Avocet O2 Air 40M with titanium rails on front (black); Avocet 02 Air 40W with titanium rails on rear (black)

Pedals: Shimano SPD 535 MTB style

Other: Four water bottle cages (silver); Blackburn frame pump; wired Flightdeck computer

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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: (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.