Just got our new Raleigh Coupe '05 yesterday. Took 2 days to order down here in San Diego from Bike Empire on Poway. Want to thank Tim Gill and the team there for a great price, delivery, and service.
Went for a wonderful 9 mile ride this morning at Miramar Lake. Gorgeous weather on a most wonderful tandem. Couldn't have been more joyful. My wife has been tentative about the whole tandem thing, but yet had so much fun today. We were doing pretty well right off the bat. Pretty much stayed on the largest cog throughout the ride, even pedaling through the tight turns. Had a nice lunch at the end of the trail and rode back even faster. Got many comments on the bike. Pretty much passed everyone exept for one pro looking guy who jokingly mentioned that we should be riding twice as fast as him on a tandem. I couldn't be happier besides our sore bottoms. All in all, I think it was a great purchase. Bike shifted beautifully and braked with confidence. Very lightweight also...easy enough to put in the back of the SUV with only 1 person.
Now to add a bike computer and a rear rack. Anyone have any suggestions on the bike computer? The rear rack will take a bit more effort due to the disc brakes.