I know, I know. But we started out with a Schwinn 10-speed tandem before we got our Santana Visa, and we only paid $300 for that (used of course). My friend is thinking of getting something new mail order for $500. One trick is that he's only 5'6" tall and his stoker is about 5'0". He wants to get his stoker sold on tandeming before he spends more on one.
Any advice I can pass on?