For Sale: Santana Team Niobium separable/transportable tandem

By: Andrew Brooke
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Location: Seavington
Listing ends on: Sunday 5th December 2021
Price: £2300

Santana Team Niobium tandem, separable with S&S and proprietary couplings (on the ovalised drainpipe tube). Sold with bTwin Racing bike bag and 2 bTwin courier bags you could use for the mucky bits.

I thought the tandem was about 20 years old but the rim brakes are marked as 2007.

Everything is relatively easily removable e.g. handlebars, seatposts, carbon fork, carbon cranks (on self extracting bolts), then the frame tubes separate behind the front seat tube and ahead of the rear seat tube so you are left with quite small units to pack away.

The frame tubing is quite light and I think it rides like a good solo tourer.

Carbon forks and cranks.

Cane Creek 1 1/4" headset.

The paint shows its age with plenty of scuffs and scrapes and there is a tiny dent in the rear top tube which sometimes I can see and sometimes I can't. The top rear tube has been repainted and doesn't quite match the rest of the frame.

Front seat tube is 55cm from centre to top and the rear is 48cm. It is a good fit for me at 6 ft and my wife at 5ft 5in. Lots of adjustment available at the front. For someone much smaller on the rear you might have to replace the Thudbuster suspension seatpost with a plain post.

10 speed Deore XT rear derailleur worked by Ultegra brake/gear lever.

Triple Ultegra front derailleur worked by unknown Shimano brake/gear lever.

Avid V brakes front and rear plus a very effective Bengal 203mm disc drag brake on the rear worked from a bar end lever. 

Wheels are Alex G6000 rims on Hadley hubs with 48 spokes.

32mm Marathon Plus ebike tyre on rear and 32mm Conti Gator hardshell on the front. You could run bigger tyres but only by doing without mudguards.

Selle Italia Man gel front saddle, Velo Plush rear saddle.

Shimano MTB SPD pedals currently on the bike but I can change to plain pedals or no pedals as required.

Thudbuster rear suspension seatpost.

S&S tool and suitable Allen key included.

I have more detail photos and am happy to offer viewings/test rides and answer any questions to the best of my ability.

Location is in the Somerset village of Seavington St Michael near Ilminster, about 20 minutes from M5 junction 25.

 

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