I am looking to get a
2003 Raleigh Pursuit Tandem
for my wife and I. She hasnt ridden much and wants to but has some fears. I have ridden the past few years and this looks to be a good compromise without hurting financially if she doesnt like it.
Can i add a third brake - Disc or Drum? We will be doing some climbing in the mountains and I worry about slowing the bike coming down.
Is the gearing adequate? 9-speed, 12 - 27 with 30/42/52 Crankset? I have a 11-26 on my bike with a standard crank and often wish i had a compact. Most of are riding will have some decent climbs, i really dont want to discourage my wife by not having it set up properly
Are adjustable stems easy to find for the Stoker? (she is 5 1ish)
and looking forward to this tandem adventure