For Sale: For Sale

By: David Stone
Email: dave@deslat.plus.com
Telephone: 01305 779144
Location: Weymouth
Listing ends on: Tuesday 27th July 2021
Price: £350

Age and arthritis has forced us to sell our rare Toucan tandem. 

Frame: designed by Pete Bird of Swallow Tandems, and purchased from him in around 1987. The frame uses a mixture of Reynolds and Columbus tubing, with oversize bottom tube and ovalised top tube for torsional strength. Frame size is 22” front, 19” rear; due to the long top tube, the rear can accommodate a wide range of stoker sizes.   The paintwork is quite chipped in places and Toucan decals are wearing off, reflecting many hundreds of miles of touring.

Wheels: hand-built 48 spoke, with Suzue hubs, butted spokes and Mavic rims.  The rear wheel includes an Arai hub brake, controlled by the stoker as a drag brake for long downhills or a handbrake when parked.

The groupset includes Shimano Deore components, with a 6-speed cassette and Sakae triple chainset.  Front and rear Blackburn racks are fitted.  A tandem-specific roof rack can be provided if required.

Although showing its age, the Toucan remains light, stiff and very comfortable for touring and long rides.

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