I am looking at making my first tandem purchase, and found an attractive second hand co-motion that has a Softride beam for the stoker.
After some research on Softride, I have some serious doubts whether it is worth purchasing given replacement parts are extremely hard to come by. I imagine the pivot pin would be the least of my problems (it will come with 1 spare pin, and future ones can be machined), but other parts in the Softride 101 kit such as washers, parts, etc. would be more difficult to come by.
Aside from replacement parts, I would imagine reselling this bike in the future would be even more difficult: 5-10 years down the road parts will be even more rare!
Still, finding a used, S&S frame, in a large/small (6'2/5'3), can be a real challenge. But if anything happens to that softride system, it could be useless frame in the future!
Advice from the experts here?