Tandem Cycling - Child Stocker
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
03-17-12, 06:06 AM
I'm wanting to get my daughter on the back of our C'dale. She is 7 and about 3" shy from the pedals. I'm not sure what route I should go.
Crank shorteners or a child stoker kit?
Any help on this would be great.
03-17-12, 11:15 AM
Crank shorteners are less $$ and easier to install.
Check Tandemseast in New Jersey or Precision tandems.
03-17-12, 04:34 PM
Or the cheap ol' alternative when I was a kid: wood blocks on the pedals. She'll grow quickly. :-)
We got our C'dale tandem when my daughter was 8. I had to take the reflector off the stoker seat post for it to drop low enough. If it hadn't, next on the list was replace the suspension seat post with a standard. She's now 20 and has been my main stoker all these years. Her goal for this year is 2k miles, complicated by the fact that she's in college in another state. I guess our summer is planned already... :-)
When we first got the tandem, it took a while to track down a random creaking noise. Finally, one day when it was occurring, my rear view mirror caught the top of a helmet bouncing in and out of view. She was bouncing on the suspension seat post.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.