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SANTANA 1982 Classic Tandem (Large/Medium)

Date: Jan 2      Ad ID: DRUMF

Updated 1982 Classic Tandem, ready to ride. An updated Santana tandem is a great option if you are not ready to spend $$$ on a newer tandem. We bought it used in 2009 to get introduced to tandem riding. It was built in 1982. The frame material is Ishiwata Cr-Mo Tubing with 10/7/10 butting. It is a beautiful hallmark of workmanship, as fillet brazed frames of that time were slightly more durable at a weight penalty of 12-14 ounces, and additional labor cost of $400-$600.

Santana Classic History: All Santana tandems built prior to 1983 (with a Marathon-style frame) were retroactively re-named "Classic"---a marketing move later used by both Coca Cola and Apple Computer. 1983 was also the last year for Ishiwata tubing with 10/7/10 butting. For 1984 the Sovereign was upgraded to Columbus tubing with lighter 9/6/9 butting. 1982 was the last year for the “Marathon” Frame, replaced with direct lateral frame on the 1983 Santana Sovereign. We have put on about 500 miles since we bought it. The previous owner had it overhauled in February 2009. They replaced both chains, freewheel, both handlebars, all cables and housings, tires, brake pads, and had the rear wheel overhauled by Phil Wood. Additionally, the original TA crankset was swapped out for a new Truvative triple crankset with external bottom brackets (175/170). We performed a complete overhaul in 2014, and this year we added new brake pads, tires and tubes, and new rear derailleur. Current Setup (Captain is 6’ 0” tall, Stoker is 5’7” tall) Seat to Bottom Bracket Center Line: Captain = 30.5”, Stoker = 28” (minimum Captain 30”, Stoker 25”). Standover Clearance= Captain 34”, Stoker 33” Components: Sachs 5 Groupset shifter (Campagnolo style index shifter), Shimano Deore Front Deraileur, Shimano Tourney Rear Derailleur, Shimano Free hub with 7-spd cassette, Truvative Triple crankset (56 tooth big chain ring) with external sealed cartridge bottom brackets, Edco alloy headset. Wheels, hubs, and tires: 48 spoke rims, DT stainless steel spokes, Shimano hubs, and 27 x 1-1/4” Vittoria Zaffiro tires. Brakes are direct pull cantilever. Excellent condition, recently serviced, adjusted, lubricated. Needs nothing, ready to ride and enjoy.

Asking price is $500.

Located in Hilton Head, SC. Paid in cash, cashiers check, or PayPal. Will ship at buyer’s expense.

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