Any thoughts about the attachment that makes a single-ride bike become a tandem? The link below contains a picture of the apparatus that I am taking about, and runs $130. I’ve seen them run $250 to $450.
This will be our first tandem experience, and I can not see us spending over $1,000.
We will use the tandem just for exercise purposes (very rigorous for me; moderate for her and to tag along). Each workout will be up to about four hours long. We will not be racing, nor touring and riding all day.
How much danger am I putting my wife (5'2", 110 lbs.) and I (5'7", 150 lbs.) in by going with either (1) this type of attachment that makes a single-ride bike become a tandem, or (2) a low-end (say $600) tandem (non-detachable)? With such a wide range of prices, I am concerned that spending less than $1,000 is dangerous (or may yield a riding experience that is much, much lesser in value).
Thanks in advance for posting.