Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bikes: Co-Motion Mocha, Trek T100, Schwinn Fastback Comp, Specialized Stumpjumper
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We have a T100, had to replace the original cantilever brakes for V-brakes, the rear cantilever was very hard to adjust properly. I'd say you are going to want to change the downtube shifters. I have the original straight handlebars with handlebar grip shifters, We do go on dirt roads, so I think we will stick to this set up and not go to drop bars, though I miss the Shimano 105 set on my road bike. and need to find some sort of extensions to shift hand positions. But you don't want downtube shifters, best keep both hands on the handlebars as much as possible. Also I find it that I shift more often on a tandem than on the road bike, because standing on the pedals of a tandem is less efficient, so I quick and easy shifting is even more important in a Tandem. I will eventually add rear drum brake as was suggested to me on this board.
What I like about the T100 is the ride, very smooth yet a good stiff frame. It is on the heavy side however. Can I ask what you paid for your T100? It cost us $1200. , classic case of the stoker selling the bike after 100 miles. It was essentially a brand new factory rig, Treck could have sold it with better seats, seat posts and stems. Don't know if that was a good price or not, had to make a quick decission.