Looking For: Winter Project
Hey all, a new person here - taking a break from Christmas festivities before cooking the ham. My son and I have enjoyed riding together with a trail-a-bike. We've gotten up to 36 miles on the Silver Comet Trail, but have dropped WAY back.
My son is outgrowing the trail-a-bike, and isn't interested in his own bike just yet (he has one, but prefers riding with feet up, water bottle in hand, watching for snakes, lizards, and other trail life).
Any recommendations for a low-end winter project? I was thinking about looking for a tandem needing TLC in the Georgia/Alabama area - and working on it through the winter. We're not looking for lots of gears, as we do rails-to-trails riding primarily - with the occasional ride to school together or to grocery shopping together. A single speed or 5 speed would be great. (I also have an ancient Schwinn Continental - so old is just fine). Our rides would be the Silver Comet Trail in Georgia and the Chief Ladiga Trail in Alabama.
Any recommendations? I was also thinking of being lazy and buying a new tandem in the low dollar range, but think rebuilding might be more satisfying.