But I wanna know more.
A little pertinent info:
Me: Car-Free, avid recreational/commuter-type cyclist, I do about 3,000 miles/year on a bicycle, and it's increasing over time.
Wife: Working on being Car-Light, likes cycling, wanting to be in better shape and looking forward to more bicycle miles.
We think we might like to try tandem cycling, but we don't have a hell of a lot of money to spend, so I've got a few questions:
1. Would one of those cheap department store tandems do short-term for deciding on whether or not tandem cycling is for us? Or would they simply be horrid enough to convince us that it's not?
2. My wife is nearly as tall as I am - she's 5'7", I'm 5'10"; can we get a tandem that'll allow us to trade back and forth for Captain and Stoker positions? Is there any reason why we shouldn't do that?
3. If we do get a cheap department store tandem, It'd be possible to upgrade the components and improve the thing overall, wouldn't it?
Educate me, please. If there's anything I haven't asked that I should have, let me know.