I've never had a tandem. I've rented the beaten-up Schwinn tandems for bike rides at the beach but never ridden a serious tandem. My wife is no longer able (or is it willing?) to ride by herself. I thought a tandem would allow us to break through that barrier.
Is it true that a decent quality serious tandem is $5k?
Is it reasonable to have my wife in the front and me in the rear as stoker? She steers and controls the brakes.
Why are there so few top quality tandems for sale? I imagined people would buy them but not use them and want to sell. I guess not!?
Talk to me. Thanks in advance.