I'm pretty bent on getting one of these semi-recumbent / comfort / crank-forward bikes. I've been loving my mountain bike, but hating the neck strain, wrist-mashing, etc.
I'm also about to ditch my burley solo trailer, which I've dearly loved, in favor of a pedal trailer or tag-along, now that my 4 1/2-year-old son has finally revolted against the "cartwheel" as he calls it.
Does anyone know if it's possible to haul a tag-along like a Piccolo (if I can find one) or an Adams or a
Trek Mt. Train with one of these crank-forward-type bikes? Would the unusually diagonal (as opposed to vertical) position of the crank forward seat post prevent the Adams or Trek tag-alongs from attaching? Would a rack-attaching tag-along like the Piccolo be the only way to go, or would there be a whole different problem with that?
What about the fact that the most "relaxed" of these bkes, like the Rans Fusion (which I'm heavily leaning toward), do not allow you to stand on the pedals while going uphill? Will the extra weight of my son -- 45 lbs plus the weight of the tag-along itself -- have me walking up those hills? Yikes!
And incidentally, what wheel size would you recommend on the tag-along (20" vs 24"), if the tractor bike will have 26" wheels, as do the Rans fusions? Does it matter?
These are pretty make-or-break questions for me as far as the choice of tractor bike and the choice of trailer bike go. That's how often I plan to have my son with me.
Any advice you could give me about this brave new world of biking would be hugely appreciated.