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    Need bike & seat recs for riding w/my 2yo

    I've been riding my road bike for fitness for many years, but I want a more comfortable bike for riding recreationally with my 2 year old son. Can anyone recommend a really good hybrid or "street" bike that's relatively lightweight? Also, what's the best & safest child seat for a toddler?

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    Get yourself a Jamis Coda and a Copilot child seat and you and yours will both be living good....

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    I'd recommend a step through frame (lady's frame). You can't kick your leg over the child carrier, especially with the little one on board.
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    we think alike

    Quote Originally Posted by lesterdog
    Get yourself a Jamis Coda and a Copilot child seat and you and yours will both be living good....
    I've been coveting the Coda, so now you've confirmed it for me. Thanks!

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    You'll love it. Rode a couple thousand miles w/my 2-5 years old with that exact combo, city streets and touring. Comfortable, not too heavy, & reasonably fast. You might look at the sport version as well as the standard, frames the same, components a tiny bit better.

    As for step through, would make mounting easier, but no big deal. Never knocked over the kids.

    The copilot limo is a little nicer than the other model I think. Wider sides lets the kid rest head when they inevitably fall asleep.

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    I've been riding the Jamis Coda Sport and Rhode Gear Co-pilot combination for the last few months, while the tandem is out of commission (new baby means no tandem for a while). Both are great and, if you want to it is possible to put up to 35 mm tyres on the Coda for some trail riding.

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