Anybody had a first hand experience with this:
I'm looking for a tandem (or a triple
) which can take a small stoker and potentially drag a TAB (Adams trail-a-bike)
Can't afford Bike Friday or Comotion.
Upgraded Micargi triplet might be in our future (for now it's too tall).
The stokers are 7 & 5 & 3 years old right now and ride 20",16" and 12" kids bikes respectively or a single TAB or a dual TAB.
Dual TAB is no fun, so I need a better solution for occasional dropping/picking up kids from school ( 10-15 miles RT ) and for neighborhood runs.
If the bike is too slow, we could change the tires, as the usage would be almost 100% Road, maybe a gravel road once in a blue moon, but speed is not a priority for us.
I'm 165 lbs, kids are roughly 60/50/40 lbs and growing, but we are light, so no concerns about over-stressing the frame.
In the pics it looks like it has Shimano Megarange derailleur in the back - I put few thousand miles on my previous one, without problems.
I can't tell what bottom bracket it has - so far BBs had been my nemesis, but if it's a sealed cartridge it should be just a swap.
I don't have any experience with tandems (except for the double TAB, but that would be my kids experience and not me), but I do my own bicycle tuning and component replacement.