I take my 4 year old around in her co pilot bike seat. The kind that attaches to a blackburn expedition rack. She's about to outgrow this seat and I'd like to avoid trailers.
I was in Italy last year and saw people riding around with these cool rear seats for kids. No enclosed plastic shell just a little steel rack with a pad. Anybody know where to get these in the US? ( I know...I should have got one there)
early 90's marin, 1969 schwinn collegiate, waterford, bridgestone rb1
What did the kids put their feet on? I guess you could get those posts the bmx'ers use, then maybe a wooden seat with a padded leather seat that could be attached to your rack or something. You could probably make it pretty posh.
i saw these on portland craigslist. they are a design that I have seen variations of over the years. seems like what you are talking about. whether or not you pursue actually purchasing something like this, the design itself may give you some good ideas.
I just recently started the process of becoming car free. My first purchase for the adventure was an Xtracycle - www.xtracycle.com. Today I bought a used car seat that I'm going to attach to the xtracycle so I can take my girlfriend's three and half year old daughter for rides. She's too big to comfortably fit in most regular bike seats, but too small to trust her just holding on. Maybe thats an option to consider?