Hey all, I need a little help. I've looked for a Dahon Curve locally for my 6 (going on 7) year old to try out. There wasn't any Curve in town for her to try. I had her on a Brompton at the shop (the bike shop guy had fun with that one) and it fit because of the 'U' shaped handlebars were able to tilt toward her enough for her to reach the shifters and breaks. So now my questions are as follows:
1. Can anyone be kind enough to post a measurement from the handlebars to the seat post from a Dahon Curve?
2. Will I be able to possibly swap out the handlebars on a Curve to a 'U' shape without effecting the fold?
3. For giggles and grins... Do you think a Citizen Tokyo would be able to accommodate a 'U' shaped handlebar and still be able to fold?
I'd really love to get a folder for her for Christmas. Having my own folder, has greatly increased the amount that I'm able to ride. Being able to fold the bikes up and carry them with me wherever has opened up lots of options. Am I chasing a pipe dream of a kid folder? Should I just get her the Trek that she'll grow out of in a couple of years and learn to deal with the hauling issues?