The gearing covers all your needs with a really wide ratio over 21 gears, enough for a kid lump on the back whilst your climbing 20%+ and thundering along full gas in the drops. You never stop smiling whilst riding a tandem. We occasionally used this on school runs, it handles really well with no one on the back.
Thorn are Tandem, Touring and Audax bicycle specialists - they hand build bikes in Somerset to last. There are relatively inexpensive new tandems available but like any cheap bicycle they will be low quality, heavy and difficult to maintain or repair - also as you will see residual prices on the 2nd hand market are always good for Thorn as well as Islabikes! I wrapped the bars in white tape and went with gumwalls just because I know it looks rad, you can easily change the bartape if you choose. Included in the sale are full SKS front and back mudgaurds and handy rear pannier.
You will more than likely need one of these if you want to safely transport your tandem - tandems are very long! I've used this numerous times on many long journeys and it's brilliant, essential in my view. Shimano STI levers, indexed gears combined brake shifters. Shimano Triple 7 chainset (28/38/48).Shimano BR MU10 Cantilever brakes. Panaracer tan wall 26" 1.5" tyres, recently fitted - recently fitted with minimal miles rode on them. Wheels - Sun 26 Rims, 36 spokes, Shimano Parallax STX hubs. SKS Full alloy mudgaurds, front & back. Ridley Forza front saddle, Specialized Body geometry rear saddle.
Size wise it's very accommodating. In the images it's set up for me (6') and my average height 12 year old. There is plenty adjustment in the seat post and the stokers handle bars (up down and font to back/reach), it fits from age 7+ to adult on the back/stoker - and teen up to adult on the front/pilot. I've posted an image of the seat tube measurement which hopefully show all you need however if there are any I have missed I'll answer any questions and post them up.
Top tube - centre headset to centre front set post 22", centre front seat post to centre back seat post 27" please consider this isn't the position of the handle rear bars. I had considered flipping the rear handle bars to give a more upright position for the stoker. The item "THORN Voyager Tandem bicycle bike cycle complete with roof carrier" is in sale since Tuesday, May 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bikes".The seller is "1tw03four5" and is located in Newcastle upon Tyne . This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.