We finally got our first road tandem this weekend!!!! We are very excited. Thanks to every one on the board for responses to several posts and sharing your lessons and experiences, I am sure because of all the information at hand, we were able to make a informed decision and hopefully avoid some pitfalls.
We ended up buying a new ( 07 ) Santana Sovereign SE at a LBS that we stumbled into while traveling to the DFW area for the Memorial day weekend. The shop sized us, and to my surprise, the bike size I thought we needed was actually not. I am sure if I had ordered one on line or purchased a used one, I am sure it would of worked, but after putting 100 miles on this weekend I know it is the right bike for us. I will post a couple of photos of me and my stoker in the couples thread.