I got my mom who is 88 on a rental tandem recently for a short rails-to-trails ride and she loved it. The only problem was that she needed to stop frequently to rest.
I'm considering buying a used tandem to get her out on the local greenway.
Can any tandem be converted to independent pedaling and what is the cost ?
Last edited by 1-track-mind; 09-18-09 at 05:59 PM.
If you're handy you might consider devising a foot peg/rest so she can take her feet off the pedals, while this isn't exactly what you asked about it certainly would be a much more cost effective solution than trying to find a used Divinci.
My Performer semi-recumbent Tandem has independant pedaling. It was linked but I installed an intermediate freewheel myself. However, after other enquiries from members of this forum I E-mailed pics of my freewheel installation to the factory and they will provide that option to anyone requesting it.
I rode a reular tandem for many years mostly with my daughter, but my wife has hip and leg issues which caused me to get the semi-recumbent - which she finds very comfortable.