Thread: Trek T200, 1996
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Old 09-05-21, 09:12 AM
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Nice score on the bike! That's a great bike for any team that's first starting out on a tandem! Great shop, too! It seems that you're tackling this project in pretty much the same manner as any of us would. Other than the obvious tandem issues that typically need to be addressed, I generally modify our bikes like I do with any of my solo bikes, for often times it really does become a preferential thing. We've always found that the most important concerns are fit and comfort, for if the stoker isn't happy, you could potentially end up being quite miserable, too.

Regarding the chain swap, you can always try it to see if it works for you. Of course, newer chains tend to be narrower than the older ones, but it's not like you're putting on a 12-speed chain, either. I would think that you'll be fine. The trial and error process isn't necessarily a bad thing with tandems, either. Have fun!
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