I have a Trek T900 tandem. I've always wanted more of a road tandem and the other day I saw a T900 that was retro-fitted with drop bars and STI shifters, etc. However, it looked as though (I couldn't get a real close look) it still was running 26" wheels.
Welllllllllll, I've got lots and lots of road bike parts and have decided to give myself the project of turning my 26" T900 into a 700c road tandem. Has anyone ever attempted this? Any suggestions? I have lots of Dura-ace and Ultegra parts so I'm thinking that what I'd like to accomplish (at least on the first try) is to go to 700c wheels, put on my Ultegra caliper brakes, maybe even change the front fork to a road fork and of course install new bars with STI shifters, 9 speed. I'll keep the rear derailleur to start unless I come across a long cage 105, Ultegra or Dura-ace. Of course a MTB derailleur would work, too.
Anyone that can give me advice, please do. I think this could be a fun project and I'll end up with a bike that will be similar to a Co-Motion Periscope.