Long-time, regular readers may recall our friend and Serotta devotee David H. brought an 80’s vintage Serotta tandem to my attention back in November that I chronicled in this blog entry.
I was intrigued back in November, but found the asking price to be a bit steep and the seller — who appeared to be in the bike business — didn’t seem all that motivated to entertain anything less than a full price offer. So, after taking a deep breath we opted to pass on the Serotta and stock up on indoor training gear, i.e., our Kritler & Inside Ride Emotion rollers + some training programs from Spinervals. As novel as owning a Serotta tandem might be, the reality was and remains that it would probably be way too short for Debbie, who enjoys her roomy, 30″ stoker compartments. So, that was that… Or was it?
Well, now that Spring is in the air, the Bermuda grass has returned from dormancy and the Serotta has returned to Craigslist! It came back on the Market on March 26th for what appears to be the same asking price that it didn’t fetch in November. You can find it HERE. Although somewhat tempted — again — I believe I can resist and would be better off looking to fill that 26″ “grand fondo” with something like a second-hand Co-Motion Mocha, Cannondale Los Dos or even a Specialized Deja Two if I can find a genuine classic 650b from Europe. Or not….