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I came across an Ibis tandem at a local bike shop that I am interested in. Anbyone have info on these? From what I can find it is a Cousin It. Components are Suntour XC Pro, so it looks like it is from '92ish. The shop is asking $500 for it. Seem like a good deal? It is in nioce shape with a the matching pump, etc..
 

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We ride a leter built Ibis Uncle Fester. It had Shimano 7 speed which I swapped up to 8 speed. I b ought it in great shape - like factory perfect- for a lot more than 500. It's a sweet bike and a great price. Grab it or PM me where it is......
 

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I came across an Ibis tandem at a local bike shop that I am interested in. Anbyone have info on these? From what I can find it is a Cousin It. Components are Suntour XC Pro, so it looks like it is from '92ish. The shop is asking $500 for it. Seem like a good deal? It is in nioce shape with a the matching pump, etc..
definitely a good deal, jump on it!
 

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$500! That's a pretty awesome deal. My wife and I rode an Uncle Fester (a non-optionable Cousin It) for many years. It's an incredible bike for either road or dirt. The faster you go, the better it feels. I also just picked up a Cousin It to replace the Fester we foolishly sold several year ago.

 

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Thanks for the info guys. I am a little tight on cash at the moment, so if anyone is in the Tucson, AZ area and is interested, it is at Ajo bikes here in town.
 

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I just wanted to let you all know, the bike is gone. I have purchased it sight unseen and it is being shipped today. I have been looking for a moderate priced quality tandem for a while to ride with my son (I hate the tow behind I have him on right now). I passed on a Mikkelson for $900 earlier this year that I probably should have grabbed.

According to the shop, it is black with confetti like paint splashes, in excellent shape with low mileage. While I am not crazy about the color, for the price, I can't pass it up. I will probably throw an Arai drag brake on it to help with braking chores and ride it as is for a while.

I just have to put in a good word for the guys at Ajo Bike in Tuscon. They have been very nice, straightforward, and professional on the phone. I will post picts once I have it and it is set up.
 

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According to the shop, it is black with confetti like paint splashes, in excellent shape with low mileage. While I am not crazy about the color, for the price, I can't pass it up. I will probably throw an Arai drag brake on it to help with braking chores and ride it as is for a while.
I think I've seen and example of that paint - there may have been a single that was painted like that and reviewed by Bicycle Guide (?) years ago. It was a really sweet looking paint job.

It was my experience years ago that if you set the bike up with v-brakes, you won't need a drag brake. I experimented with virtually every cantilever, tried a pro-stop disc, and finally ended up with LX v-brakes and WTB dual compound gripmaster pads for awesome braking and most of my riding was off-road.

Post pics when you get it!
 

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It was my experience years ago that if you set the bike up with v-brakes, you won't need a drag brake. I experimented with virtually every cantilever, tried a pro-stop disc, and finally ended up with LX v-brakes and WTB dual compound gripmaster pads for awesome braking and most of my riding was off-road.

Post pics when you get it!
Thanks for the tip on the V-brakes, I am already planning on converting it. I will still probably want a drag brake because I have had issues when riding with my son on the tow behind of overheating my discs on my hardtail on long descents. I'm a clyde (220 pounds), plus him (light at 35 pounds), and .long steep descents cause a lot of brake heat.
 

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CDMC said:
Thanks for the tip on the V-brakes, I am already planning on converting it. I will still probably want a drag brake because I have had issues when riding with my son on the tow behind of overheating my discs on my hardtail on long descents. I'm a clyde (220 pounds), plus him (light at 35 pounds), and .long steep descents cause a lot of brake heat.
My wife and I were around the 300 lb combined weight and had plenty of long descents (think Crested Butte single track) with just the two canti brakes. V-brakes gave a bit more confidence for a fast stop.
 

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$500! That's a pretty awesome deal. My wife and I rode an Uncle Fester (a non-optionable Cousin It) for many years. It's an incredible bike for either road or dirt. The faster you go, the better it feels. I also just picked up a Cousin It to replace the Fester we foolishly sold several year ago.

hey, that looks oddly familiar. :skep:
 

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pretty slick. what shifters?
Not sure yet. Those are some mysterious initialed Cinelli handlebars. I'll either do 9-speed bar end or 9-speed Ultegra. It will likely see more road duty that dirt.
 
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