It seems like every year we have a new family cycling challenge as our kids get older and our family grows. We have three kids ages one, two and four. Our youngest is big enough to ride in a trailer or in a child carrier and our oldest is big enough for a trailercycle but small enough for the trailer (barely). We went for our first ride of the year last week, my wife pulling a trailercycle with my oldest and me pulling a trailer with the other two. It worked great and everyone had a blast!
Enter the Tandem:
I bought an old Schwinn tandem last night for $50! My question is, how will a tandem pulling a trailercycle pulling a trailer work out? Will it handle dangerously? Will the weight be too much for the seat post/seat tube to handle? Would I be better off using a carrier for the little one with the two older girls in the trailer? I'm not sure my four-year-old is going to want to go back to the trailer now that she's been on the trailercycle and she'll outgrow it soon anyway. For now I'll have to do it with a carrier and the trailer because the trailer cycle bracket is too big for the tandem seat post, but I can make a shim or something if you good folks think it will work out.
And before you say TTIWWP, here you go: