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  • Cheap tandems?
  • Hire / borrow one first to see if you like it and then spend a decent amount on a decent one. Dawes double edge is a good first tandem. Mind you I have never seen any of the cheapo ones

    I would want disc or the ability to upgrade to discs easily and a decent EBB

    Anywhere near Edinburgh you can have a go on ours.

    Steelfreak
    Member

    Thanks for the replies, all.

    Tandemjeremy, thank you for the offer but we have already hired a tandem for a blast (a Dawes ‘Duo’) and really enjoyed it. Framewise, is steel or alu better at the cheaper end of the market?

    Steelfreak
    Member

    And yes, I agree about discs as stopping was ‘interesting’ on the rim-braked hire tandem…

    I don’t think it really matters steelfreak / I don’t know enough. I have ridden a steel dawes and we could flex the frame enough to make the rear tyre hit the frame – however easier to repair.

    Gert a dawes double edge if you can – you might be able to get one secondhand – try the tandemclub forum

    Steelfreak
    Member

    I’ll have a look on the TC forum – Ebay is giving me a headache!

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    don’t fret too much about the disks either. You can replace standard V brakes with Magura hydraulics and they work just fine

    Steelfreak
    Member

    Hi All,

    The wife & I are thinking of getting a secondhand tandem. There seems to be plenty of choice on Ebay but we don’t have a very large budget and were therefore wondering whether the likes of Ammaco and Viking are worth a punt or just nasty trash?

    We intend to use it for weekend rides and hopefully some touring.

    Any advice greatfully received…

    emanuel
    Member

    what about a thorn?more trekking/green lane than mtb though.

    if you want cheap,look no further than stw’s tandem of doom.

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