For Sale: For SaleBy: David Stone/br>Email: firstname.lastname@example.org/br>Telephone: 01305 779144/br>Location: Weymouth/br>Listing ends on: Tuesday 27th July 2021/br>Price: £350/br>
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.