A local CL ad is offering a nearly original 1989 Schwinn Duo Sport in great condition for $300 or best offer. I'm intrigued. I've seen a couple of archived threads on the Duo Sport in the Tandem forum, so I know that members think highly of it.
I'm in the market for a tandem, expecting to find an old Twinn DeLuxe that needed work. I never imagined I'd find a racing-style tandem.
However, I have never ridden a tandem, and neither has my wife. We're in our 50's and she's not wild about drop bars at all. Our main bikes are Suburbans, her Raleigh Sport, and my Peugeot P8. So, given the above facts, tell me please:
1) Is this tandem worth the asking price?
2) Is this tandem appropriate for newbies like us? In other words, will I regret buying this bike?
Following are the seller's CL pics via iPhone: