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Another NOOB to tandems....
Just bought a used Phat 'Limo' single speed cruiser tandem to have some fun with the kids (and the wife
). Attached a pic of it (not our specific bike, but it is this one).
Got a great deal on it....already thinking of changing it to have some gears, but want to keep it as simple as possible. Already have 3 bikes ranging from Shimano Alivio to Ultegra gear sets, and have done cable replacements, cassette replacements, & many derailer adjustments over their lifetime. Not scared to DIY, IOW.
So, should I copy what Phat bicycles as a manufacturer does (go with Alivio 7 speed and derailed setup), or maybe the Shimano Alfine setup would work?
Any tips, links, suggestions or any other help on doing a conversion like this?
TIA for any and all replies!
Here's the pic: