Okay - we got that tandem! Well, it's old and heavy - but still...
I got an old Fiore off e-bay. First impression is it is HEAVY! That's fine. It was shipped in a box via Greyhound, and the box fit just fine on the roof rack. Tied it down and off we went.
Got it home, and put on the pedals, seats, handlebar, wheels. Think I got things where they belong, lol. Fiddled a little with the brakes (kinda like to stop). They work, too. What a deal.
My 7 year old son has spent a LOT of time on a trailer-bike (an InStep model) - so is used to riding double and has good balance. Next thing we noticed, besides heavy - is that when the captain is pedalling, the stoker's pedals are moving too. No coasting along like on the trailer-bike (well, Colin solved that problem).
Colin did a great time testing it out. We practiced calling left, right, bump, ... Colin gave the bell a good workout Also practiced stopping, getting off and getting back on again. And like the kid he is, Colin practiced no hands and no feet. Oh yeah, practiced the hand signals - left, right, slow and stop. We didn't practice the single-digit salute - that's not really a required signal on the Silver Comet Trail or Chief Ladiga Trail. As a parent, I'm ashamed to admit that the little guy already knows that signal anyway.
Now to decide between lubing and adjusting it myself, or bringing it in to a shop. It needs a good lube and new tires. Hope it fits on the trunk rack.