I am new to the forum and to the tandem scene. My wife and I are wanting to get a tandem but it appears anyway that the bike shops in this area are not tandem friendly. We did find the Co-Motion dealer (The Hub) very helpful but other than them it seems a very dry area. I have been a avid single biker for 30 years so this is a little frustrating. The shops I have called said they would be glad to get one in for 20-25% down but this is not a possibility. I just want to be able to compare the different brands. Santana didnít return my email, Trek was no help at all locally or at corporate. I even searched for a local tandem club but so far I havenít had any luck, even emailed someone in Springfield, IL. but a dead end there. Our desire is to eventually buy a quality used tandem for our first bike. So getting to there from where we are now looks to be uphill and against the wind. So if there are any from the St. Louis Metro area (or out) that can help out a couple get started we sure would appreciate it.
Thanks so much, Mark