Author Topic: where to get a tandem?  (Read 1787 times)

vorsprung

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where to get a tandem?
« on: June 10, 2014, 11:16:51 am »
Mrs V wants to try out a tandem

She is approx 5'10 and has a 54cm Galaxy
I am 6'2" and have various bikes around 58cm

Anyone got one they'd like to rehome?

Alternatively, where can you buy tandems?
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clarion

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Re: where to get a tandem?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 11:18:05 am »
We have a Dawes 2Across doing nothing right now...

We're in SW London.
Getting there...

Re: where to get a tandem?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 11:31:58 am »
If you can make it to the Test Valley pootle, you can try any of ours.

JD Tandems in Gargrave in Yorkshire have a good choice and are very helpful.  :)
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Re: where to get a tandem?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 03:28:57 pm »
I have a Thorn Adventure that is not doing a lot at the moment, comes with a roof carrier of the power strut variety.  I am in the midlands.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: where to get a tandem?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 03:41:53 pm »
Then-MrsLWaB and I enjoyed route checking a 200 on that Thorn quite a while ago. Tandems are a lot of fun!
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Re: where to get a tandem?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 04:28:39 pm »
Have a folding Bike Friday Tandem Tuesday going spare. Fits in the back of a medium to large estate or hatch.

Re: where to get a tandem?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 06:28:16 pm »
There is one here. Might require more than just pumping up the tyres.

Re: where to get a tandem?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 07:20:41 pm »
If you can make it to the Test Valley pootle, you can try any of ours.

If Butterfly and Clarion are bringing All The Tandems, then I think that brings the Pootle tandem total up to 5 - might be a good opportunity to try out a few different types and narrow down what you're looking for a bit before you start buying.

You'd be very welcome to join us: camping in the Test Valley near Winchester, £10 per person per night, 27th-29th June. Main mission is to get my visually impaired godmum on a tandem for the first time, so we'll be taking things at a beginner's pace.
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tiermat

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Re: where to get a tandem?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 09:39:44 pm »
Vorsprung, sorry to jump into your thread, but if anyone has one in the North that they might lend me, for a short while, I think i have persuaded Mrs T to try one.

Size wise, I am 6' and normally ride 56cm, Mrs T is only a couple of inches shorter and tends towards 52/3cm frames (though smaller may be better for her)
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vorsprung

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Re: where to get a tandem?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2014, 09:54:06 pm »
If you can make it to the Test Valley pootle, you can try any of ours.

Unfortunately me and Mrs. V will be otherwise engaged with helping on the Mille Cymru

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Re: where to get a tandem?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2014, 09:55:16 pm »
Vorsprung, sorry to jump into your thread, but if anyone has one in the North that they might lend me, for a short while, I think i have persuaded Mrs T to try one.

Size wise, I am 6' and normally ride 56cm, Mrs T is only a couple of inches shorter and tends towards 52/3cm frames (though smaller may be better for her)

PM Sleepy/Aidan.f or whatever he goes by nowadays.

tiermat

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Re: where to get a tandem?
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2014, 09:58:46 pm »
Vorsprung, sorry to jump into your thread, but if anyone has one in the North that they might lend me, for a short while, I think i have persuaded Mrs T to try one.

Size wise, I am 6' and normally ride 56cm, Mrs T is only a couple of inches shorter and tends towards 52/3cm frames (though smaller may be better for her)

PM Sleepy/Aidan.f or whatever he goes by nowadays.

I did post a question in that thread, but you are right, i should have pm'd
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Re: where to get a tandem?
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2014, 10:27:45 pm »
I think that one's his sister's (and in Hampshire). He has others more local :)

Even a tandem trike, but that's not his.

Re: where to get a tandem?
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2014, 06:35:33 am »
Free tandem hire to anyone with a special need or disability: CharlottesTandems.co.uk
Alex Reeves
Charlotte's Tandems
Registered Charity 1148053
CharlottesTandems.co.uk