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    Quote Originally Posted by floating dutchy View Post
    I notice that not many folk are using the carrier type kids seat, I bought one last week and took Mrs just under 2 for a ride on Saturday, Seems fine to me, Although the wife was not impressed when I went around the bridge and did a river crossing. (well, stream)

    Whats the advantage of the trailer? Seems like hard work to tow to me.
    Most trailers can carry 2 kids, and there's also room for cargo, and protection from elements. None of that with a on-bike kid seat.
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    New addition to the fleet now that my oldest can ride a bike on her own. And now she can join me on some longer rides without having to ride in a trailer. First outing to the local park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Most trailers can carry 2 kids, and there's also room for cargo, and protection from elements. None of that with a on-bike kid seat.
    I've also (unfortunately) demonstrated another benefit of trailers. The bike can fall over and the trailer will stay upright.
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    So far I've been lucky, Only easy trails with the little cargo on the back. But as you can see, the wife comes biking with me this way.
    Oh and yes, her feet get strapped in while riding.
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    bakfiets2.jpgSomething different this Dutch Bike. Love to take my two small daughters everywhere with this bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Give View Post
    bakfiets2.jpgSomething different this Dutch Bike. Love to take my two small daughters everywhere with this bike.
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    Well it's not a family pic but it is a trailer pic. I committed a major sin today lol. I normally haul the trailer with my MTB set up for road use. But it wasn't set up today so I *gasp* hooked it up to my road bike to make a quick Target run.

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    My 2012 metrix 20 and a burley bumblebee trailer
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    For cruising around with my baby.

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    We just got a great bike trailer for my special needs son so he can join us on rides. As you can tell from his thumbs-up in the picture, he really loves it too! What I really like about this trailer too, is that it can convert to a regular stroller or a jogging stroller. There is a nice deep storage area in the back so I can take all the wheels with and it's a fast change between them. I really think this will help us to become less car dependent now!

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    Wow looks super comfy! Not sure how comfy my son's InStep trailer is, especially since I had to replace the lower seat strap with a piece of aluminum angle, but he seems to still enjoy it. Our dog Howard is usually deathly afraid of my son, but in the trailer they snuggle up together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Wow looks super comfy! Not sure how comfy my son's InStep trailer is, especially since I had to replace the lower seat strap with a piece of aluminum angle, but he seems to still enjoy it. Our dog Howard is usually deathly afraid of my son, but in the trailer they snuggle up together.
    My son does seem to be quite comfy in his and I doubt he'll ever out grow it (he's 13). So long as your son is having fun, I think that's the most important!

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    Trying out the Trail-a-bike with my son. He has a bit of growing to do before he will fit it, so we were limited to just a few circles around in front of the house. Unfortunately his dad is 5'6" and mom is 4'11", so he may be 14 before he fits the bike. Until then he is limited to his trailer that is falling apart from way too many rides. I already had to replace the bottom with plywood and use a small pillow under the seat since the under seat strap broke.


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    The dogs patiently waiting at the park whilst the kids are off playing.
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    First ride on the bike train. Will improve the seatpost bushing for future ventures
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    This is my first post in about 4 years. Kinda just got back into riding recently, but got the whole family involved this time around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyBikeGotStolen View Post
    Trying out the Trail-a-bike with my son. He has a bit of growing to do before he will fit it, so we were limited to just a few circles around in front of the house. Unfortunately his dad is 5'6" and mom is 4'11", so he may be 14 before he fits the bike. Until then he is limited to his trailer that is falling apart from way too many rides. I already had to replace the bottom with plywood and use a small pillow under the seat since the under seat strap broke.


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    Instep trailer? Strap under mine broke, too. I got a piece of angle aluminum and worked it up to span across the frame, and then put screws through the seat lower strap into that angle. I drilled holes in the frame and secure the angle with hitch pins and cotter pins, since it has to move down under the frame in order for it to fold up again.
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    The hitch showed up yesterday so go it hooked up. Takes some getting used to.. the boy is wiggly to say the least!

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    38 weeks pregnant our cycling family! Can't wait till our new one (now 3 weeks) is a year so he can join us on the bikes! I miss riding as a family as one of us stays with him while the other rides.babysonbikes.jpg

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