Newbie questions, first tandem
Thinking about buying my first tandem to get out and hopefully have my wife and daughter get out with me. There's a Burley Zydeco available locally for a reasonable price. It's older but in good shape, with flat bars, Gripshift, V-brakes and 26" wheels.
I hope to hit the local roads and some fire roads perhaps, very light off-road duty. I'm concerned that I might not be satisfied with the flat bar/26" wheel setup and might want drops and 700c wheels. Then again, I don't need to achieve breakneck speeds as this is chiefly to get my wife to enjoy riding with me. FYI I ride about 50/50 road/mountain, about 150 miles per week. The terrain here in Southern NH is moderately hilly.
So, with those purposes in mind, what do you all think of this bike for me? I've also got my eye out for a more road style bike with drops that maybe I could throw cross tires on for very light (crushed stone road and rail trail) non-road use.
Your experience in this situation? Thanks.