Just got an old Dawes 'Back street' tandem from Ebay. All good on our first ride, apart from the forks which seem a little weedy/flexy, given that they have to cope with nearly 400lbs of pure muscle* aboard.
As we are thinking of touring on it the all-up weight will be even greater, so should I replace the fork with something a bit stronger or just MTFU and accept the OE fork. (Headset is 1" BTW, so would probably have to get something made to order...)
*This might not be true.