For Sale: Orbit Libra 8 19”/15” Aluminium Framed Tandem

By: Gary Knighton
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Location: York
Listing ends on: Friday 9th April 2021
Price: £600

Now no longer required as daughter moved away from home. It has served as a reliable entry-level machine for school runs and local trips as well as occasional cycling tours/trips in the north of England.


This Orbit Libra 8 19”/15” aluminium framed tandem was purchased in August 2008 from JD Tandems. It has recently been serviced and has always been stored indoors. For its age, it is in very good condition with only some minor weathering on the frame.


The combination of frame size and length of seat posts allows it be ridden by pilot who would fit a solo frame size of 21-27” and a stoker who would fit a solo frame size of 15-23”, so it would be perfect for an adult and child/small adult pair. 


It is equipped as follows:

  • Alexrims DH19 26” 36-spoke wheels with Schwalbe Marathon 26x1.5” tyres.
  • Rear Shimano Deore derailleur with 8-speed 11-30T cassette, front Shimano Nexave with 28/38/48T chainring with crossover. They operated by bar mounted thumb-trigger indexed levers.
  • V-brakes front and rear.
  • Front lowrider and rear pannier racks.
  • SKS mudguards.
  • Rim Dynamo mounted on the rear wheel with B&M front and rear standlights.
  • Double leg centre-mounted prop-stand, useful for freestanding parking and rear wheel maintenance.


Wheelbase of the machine is 172cm (67.75”) and the total length is 238cm (93.75”). With ‘straight’ bars the maximum width is 60 (23.5”).


Available for collection from York, North Yorkshire.  Viewing and test rides welcome.


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