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Old 09-01-09, 10:34 AM   #1
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questions buying a used tandem for touring???

my wife and i are going to buy a tandem for long distance touring. (multi week ventures)
finances require we buy a used bike and upgrade as long as our hearts are in the sport
apart from the correct size of bike for the both of us, what kind of tandem should i be looking for in regards to....
aluminum vs steel
wheel size
handle bars
rear drum break or a generator in the rear hub for lights
front fork with or with out suspension
seat post suspension.
bob trailer or panniers or both

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Old 09-01-09, 10:58 AM   #2
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might want to check in the touring forum, or do a search for tandems.
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Old 09-01-09, 11:08 AM   #3
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Yeah, there is a touring forum and a tandems forum... even a used forum (Classic and Vintage).

You're basically in the wrong place entirely.
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