I'm looking at a cheap tandem frame locally to me, I'm wondering if it is feasible and safe to build a cheap bike?
My main Question is about brakes and wheels.
Will standard wheels and rim brakes be acceptable to ride on? This won't be a heavily used Tandem, no epic trips with luggage just something for my Girlfriend and I to have a bit of fun on. I understand the problem with rim brakes on tandems is the heat, will this be an issue with light usage? How much heat does it take for things to go wrong? Also wheels, will standard 36 spoke wheels be strong enough for a combined 27st?