We just purchased a used Cannondale tandem that I don't yet have in my possession. I have a couple of questions that I'm hoping to get help with.
First, I'm wondering what year and model number our ride is. It's red. Does that help? Just kidding. It is equipped with a drag brake and Suntour bar ends, derailleurs and cantilever brakes. I know Suntour got knocked out by Shimano in maybe the early 90's (?). I know, just check the serial number.
One thing that surprised me was that it is set up with the drag brake being controlled by the left bar end and the front derailleur by a single down tube shifter. Is this common and is there any reason not to switch those?
And finally, any advice on getting a child stoker kit? I haven't figured out if my oldest might be able to make due with a crank shortener or will we need the raised bottom bracket kit. If so, will I need to get longer a BB for the rear. It sure didn't look like there was enough room to fit a second chain ring on the left side though the crank looks like it can accept the second ring.
Thank you, with all of the appropriate apologies for my newbie questions.
NEW TANDEM FAMILY!!!!!!!!