We sold this bike June, 2001. My wife and I enjoyed it for a few years, but recently upgraded to a recumbent tandem. It has about 1000 miles on it and has been very well cared for.
This bike is built around a Cannondale MTB tandem, but is setup for road riding. We bought the bike in May 1997, but it was made for the 1996 model year. We selected a MTB frame because it fits smaller stokers in the rear better than road frames (due to the smaller wheels) and the smaller wheels are stronger and more durable. The Cannondale MTB frames also fits a wider range of tires than their road frames. The frame is a deep blue with a power matte finish that is unique, very durable and very nice looking.
The bike is setup for road riding, with drop bars up front. The drivetrain mostly uses 8sp indexed Shimano parts, with an 11-28 cassette in the rear, an LX rear derailleur and Ultegra 8sp barend shifters. The crankset is a Sugino XD with 54/42/28 chainrings and the front derailleur is a Suntour XC Pro. The cranks and chainrings are new (<100 miles on them) and the cassette has about 100 miles on it. Braking is handled by LX and Avid V-brakes and the Diacompe 287-V brake lever. The captain's position fits a 5'10" to 6'2" rider, and the stoker position can easily be adjusted to fit anyone from 4'10" to about 6' (although it fits riders under about 5'8" best). The stoker stem is adjustable and the seatpost has a quick release, which makes adjusting it to fit different stokers a few quick operation.
The front wheel has a CODA 900M hub (made by Hugi) laced to a Sun Rhyno Lite rim with 36 spokes. The rear wheel has a Shimano XT hub with the same Sun Rhyno Lite rim. These wheels are very strong and durable without being overly heavy. The tires are 26x1.25 slick road tires (Avocet Fasgrip in front, IRC Smoothie in the rear) and have very low rolling resistance.
Some additional features are dual Trek Sensor computers which are linked to a single pickup. This allows both the captain and stoker to keep track of current speed, mileage, time, and other ride information. There is also a Blackburn MTN rear rack for holding panniers, and front and rear fenders to make riding in the rain more pleasant. The stoker position has a Tamer Pivot Plus XC suspension seatpost to smooth out the ride. There is a Blackburn Frame Pump along the bottom tube. The stoker bars have a bell on them. There are 5 water bottle cages mounted (4 silver, 1 black) and there is space for one more under the downtube.
This bike is being sold without pedals. It has matching front and rear Terry saddles (the front one being a man's saddle, rear being a woman's).
|Captain top tube (C-C)||56||22|
|Captain seat tube (C-T)||49.5||19.5|
|Captain seat tube (C-C)||44.5||17.5|
|Captain max seat height||80||31.5|
|Stoker top tube (C-C)||68.6||27|
|Stoker seat tube (C-T)||40.6||16|
|Stoker seat tube (C-C)||36.8||14.5|
|Stoker max seat height||73.7||29|
|Stoker min seat height||55.9||22|
|Stoker min seat height (no suspension seatpost)||55.9||19|
Detailed component list:
|Frame||Cannondale Los Dos|
|Brake levers||Diacompe 287-V|
|Shift levers||Shimano Ultegra bar-end shifters|
|Captain's handlebars||Trek System 1, 42cm wide|
|Captain's stem||Kalloy threadless, 9cm x 40 degrees, cold forged|
|Stoker's handlebars||Cannondale MTB bars with Specialized barends|
|Stoker's stem||Cannondale adjustable|
|Front derailleur||Suntour XC-Pro|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano LX|
|Front brake||Avid Arch Rival 40|
|Rear brake||Shimano LX V-brake with Salsa booster|
|Brake Pads||Koolstop Salmon|
|Cranks||Sugino XD, 38t crossover rings, 54/42/28 drive rings|
|Chains||Sachs (SC-55 I think)|
|Captain's bottom bracket||Shimano DuraAce|
|Stoker's bottom bracket||Phil Wood|
|Captain's saddle||TFI (Terry for men)|
|Stoker's seatpost||Tamer Pivot Plus XC|
|Front hub||CODA 900M (made by Hugi)|
|Rear hub||Shimano XT|
|Cassette||Shimano LX, 11-28|
|Rims||Sun Rhyno Lite|
|Front tire||Avocet Fasgrip City|
|Rear tire||IRC Smoothie|
|Rack||Blackburn MTN with blinky light|
|Pump||Blackburn Frame Pump (FP-1m)|
|Computers||Trek Sensor, linked to one pickup on the fork|
We are asking $1300 or best offer. The equivelent bicycle new would cost about $2100-2200 (Cannondale MT800 + drop bar conversion + accessories). We don't want to ship the bicycle, so we are looking for Puget Sound area buyers only. We have a Rocky Mounts tandem rack attachment available that works well with this bike, and would sell that for $75 (retail is $150). This fits onto Yakima or Thule roof rack systems. If you are interested please send email to email@example.com.
I'm willing to make any component swaps at cost (if you are interested in a different length of stem, flat bars, or different gearing). I can buy parts new or used at local bike shops and will do the work for free (I am an experienced bicycle mechanic).