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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:14 pm 
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i have a son. he will be 2 in may.
i want to start taking him out on my bicycle. so, with the idea of having a front mounted seat (i dont want him nodding off out back!) i'd like to know what kid of bike is ideal for this type of use?
i live in Brighton, so would be generally heading to the seafront and heading along the coast (so nice and flat) :)

pics or links would be appreciated :)

what you lot got?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:20 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
I just bolt a 'weeride' seat on my Dave Yates.

http://www.weeride.com/

If you're looking at a bike specifically for kiddy duty, and you're using a weeride, I'd recommend buying a frame size larger than normal (bot more knee room for you) and fitting a higher rise stem (lifts you up a bit out of the way of the kid when they get bigger).


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:38 pm 
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might be nice for a summer project:

would that weeride sit ok something like this??

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-GENTS ... 758wt_1185


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:32 am 
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Front seats are OK until the wee un is too big for it when you'll have to buy a rear one again.

Best seat I have ever seen for kids is this one - and I have a pretty extensive amount of experience from 20+ years in the trade, mostly in Denmark where kid seats are very widespread.

http://www.yepp.nl/collection.asp?content_id=2

Until the yepp came out - Bobike.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:36 am 
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I have got a Yepp for my little girl. She recently found out that she could fold over the windscreen and having the wind in her hair :D

It is a good seat and I can absolutely recommend is.


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