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    Trek T100

    A friend just sold me his tandem which is up and running in good repair for about $500 out of pocket. An uncle of mine was legally blind when I was a kid. He had a tandem and it was a lot of fun. I'm keeping it stock for now. Just getting a rack set up on my Jeep is the next project. I'm not sure what kind of riding I'll be doing with friends yet. I'm in South Florida and do a lot of road work. Mountain biking here is nothing like it was back home in NE PA, but it might be fun on a tandem. With the right company it could be fun just to ride around town at Farmer's Market. Touring could be an option too with the right company. I used to hike a lot, but that got hard on my knees, which is why I stopped running and started cycling in the first place. Any and all comments, observations or questions are welcome.

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    Sunwukong - I think that you are on to something good. Nice pick-up on that Trek T100. Stock is good - no need to get caught up in upgrades, especially until you have rolled up some miles on it.

    Any kind of riding will be a treat, just take it slow at first and remember that the best part of a tandem is doing it with your partner. You are absolutely right that a trip around town and to the Farmer's Market would be fun. Just be sure to cut your stoker some (lots of) slack. Let us know how it goes!

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    Flat bar tandems are great for noodling around as long as you and your stoker are having fun, so follow best practices for that. Based on what I ride (see the Nashbar MTB Tandem thread) smooth rolling slick tires make your job easier, a double leg kickstand makes it easier to park and panniers are great for shopping. As an Oregonian I also consider fenders a vital accessory since a wet stoker is a grumpy stoker.
    Welcome to the the club.

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