New (to me) Tandem - Quick Question About Components
Picked up a tandem on CL (Univega) for me and the wife to give it a go. It currently has grip shifts but I'd like to put some rapid fire (trigger) shifters on it. I can just use regualr mountain bike shifters right? Nothing special about tandem shifters? Any good sites that you know of to order the longer cabling I'll need? I did not see it on unversalcylcles.com.
Yep, you should have no problem with triggers vs grip shifters - cable pull per gear is the same, just the length is different. A lot of people will go up about one grade of shifter compared to a single to keep the shift as precise as possible, but it's not required.
Any LBS should be able to get you cables - you can also try searching by length rather than tandem - measure the ones you already have to know the minimum length.
Enjoy your tandem.