Dear Forum readers,
As you can tell, I am a newbie to this site. I want to be a newbie to tandeming, but have yet to plunk down my cash. I have done a lot of research, read a lot of sales materials, test-riden several bikes and talked to a buch of riders, most of whom own high-end tandems.
However, I am not a newbie to the sport of cycling, being a licensed USCF rider since 1988 and twice a medalist in the Maryland/Del./DC district back in the '90s. Competing is not that important to me at this point in my life, but lets just say I know how to ride a bike.
Now, I have nothing against high-end bicycles. I am just wondering if some of these tandem manufacturers are just charging large markups and selling to the BWM/Mercedes demographic (you know who you are!).
Not having any wish to be a bike snob, (I let my legs do the talking, not my wallet), I am asking for feedback from anyone who has owned KHS, Raliegh or any other less-than-$2,000 tandems.
Anybody out there???