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Forum: Recreational & Family 02-07-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,751
Posted By sailor2
This is actually not a big deal in my experience....

This is actually not a big deal in my experience. While nice to have, it's cheap to fix if not present.
I used hose clamps on two of the kids bikes without bosses.
There are also decent handlebars...
Forum: Recreational & Family 11-04-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,205
Posted By sailor2
Both bikes are Craigslist finds. DS has around...

Both bikes are Craigslist finds. DS has around mid-2000s vintage of Trek MT60. DD rides GT Scamp 20. While I would prefer something lighter and with rigid front fork, it's fine. The durability has...
Forum: Recreational & Family 11-01-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,205
Posted By sailor2
My 6 y.o. occasionally shifts. When she feels...

My 6 y.o. occasionally shifts. When she feels like it. Or when the hill is really steep. Grip shifts are no problem for her.
Her 8 y.o. brother is better at shifting, when he wants to go fast, but...
Forum: Recreational & Family 10-18-13, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,221
Posted By sailor2
Thanks! All the kids in these pictures now ride...

Thanks!
All the kids in these pictures now ride their own bikes. So nowadays at most I tow my youngest (4.5 y.o.) on a T-A-B.
Even the girl in the front basket now rides her own set of 20" wheels....
Forum: Recreational & Family 10-01-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,719
Posted By sailor2
Burley Piccolo is an an excellent (but pricey)...

Burley Piccolo is an an excellent (but pricey) idea.
I wish Piccolos (or Kazoos) were readily available on used market, alas here they are not.
I can get a dime and dozen Adam's Trail-a-bike or...
Forum: Recreational & Family 09-30-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,719
Posted By sailor2
Trail-a-bike mounts to a seat post. So the rear...

Trail-a-bike mounts to a seat post. So the rear cargo box/basket might not work - maybe you can put picnic supplies in the trailer? Some of them have dedicated storage space. Or put a front rack?...
Forum: Recreational & Family 09-20-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,221
Posted By sailor2
Mina, with the seats up front and on the back...

Mina,
with the seats up front and on the back the bike will be quite hard to handle.
I did that but only occasionally, for a very short distance with the smallest kid in the front basket:...
Forum: Recreational & Family 09-16-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By sailor2
A story from the trenches: Today my 4.5 y.o....

A story from the trenches:
Today my 4.5 y.o. son did not want to ride the trailer bike to school with me. After much questioning from me, he confessed, that he was not going near the local high...
Forum: Recreational & Family 09-06-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By sailor2
+1 - I get a lot of "did you loose a kid?"...

+1 - I get a lot of "did you loose a kid?" comments from co-workers when I ride with an empty TAB :)
And I just chain my TAB & little dude helmet to the fence post at the school's parking lot....
Forum: Commuting 08-25-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,105
Posted By sailor2
OP here, thanks for all good (and not so good)...

OP here,
thanks for all good (and not so good) ideas :thumb:
This is a shortcut through a meadow, wet and muddy, frequently going through 4 inches of water, but saves me at more than 2 miles of an...
Forum: Commuting 08-23-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,105
Posted By sailor2
Any tricks you can share to deal with tall grass?

Part of my commute takes me through about 300 ft long patch of non mowed grass.
Tallest it's ever been is about chest high, but this varies during the year.
Me, few walkers and animals made a...
Forum: Recreational & Family 08-21-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By sailor2
I routinely used train like this when my kids...

I routinely used train like this when my kids were younger.
What do you mean by swinging out into traffic?
The train follows the bike path, for it to veer off there it would need a really strong...
Forum: Recreational & Family 08-21-13, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By sailor2
I was chaining trail-a-bike to the school fence...

I was chaining trail-a-bike to the school fence post to avoid dragging it with me to work. I even did it few times with a trailer when I took more than one kid.
Even when my wife dropped kid(s) in...
Forum: Recreational & Family 06-10-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By sailor2
It's an entry level hybrid from Specialized. The...

It's an entry level hybrid from Specialized. The specs are changing through the years, but it's a decent bike. I have a '99 Crossroads with about 20k miles on it, little rickety, but the frame is...
Forum: Recreational & Family 05-23-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,891
Posted By sailor2
I do trial runs in the neighborhood with my...

I do trial runs in the neighborhood with my oldest (8 years old) and he is definitely not ready to go out on the "real" street with me.
But maybe it's his little "absent minded" nature....
Forum: Recreational & Family 05-23-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,820
Posted By sailor2
Do you have reasons to believe the train would be...

Do you have reasons to believe the train would be unsafe?
In my role as train engine (one school year) I found that trailer attached to TAB makes it more stable. Kids loved it.
Forum: Recreational & Family 05-22-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,820
Posted By sailor2
I would think that at this age they would be...

I would think that at this age they would be better suited for a regular bicycle trailer instead of trail-a-bike. Also much easier logistics, especially with that young kids.
Forum: Recreational & Family 05-14-13, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,820
Posted By sailor2
Unless you are a superhero the kids are too heavy...

Unless you are a superhero the kids are too heavy for you. I'm about to sell mine, as the kids are grew to 50 and 45 pounds and I'm 165.
Forum: Recreational & Family 03-28-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By sailor2
Nice setup. How do you carry the fish home?

Nice setup. How do you carry the fish home?
Forum: Recreational & Family 11-15-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By sailor2
One month update: New seat together with 25psi...

One month update: New seat together with 25psi tire pressure did the trick. No more complains and he loves the new seat, he helped to put on. The only downside (for me not for him) is that I feel...
Forum: Recreational & Family 10-15-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By sailor2
We tried with 25lbs of TAB tire pressure. I think...

We tried with 25lbs of TAB tire pressure. I think it's better (have you tried to cross examine 3.5 years old recently? ;) ), but not quite there yet, so ordered the gel seat too.
I think he's too...
Forum: Recreational & Family 10-11-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By sailor2
Good idea - I'll give it a try on Tuesday. ...

Good idea - I'll give it a try on Tuesday.
Normally when I feel it low (probably around 25psi) I pump it up to 35.
I'll try 20, but he's is not as light as you would expect (almost 40 lbs LOL :D ):
Forum: Recreational & Family 10-11-12, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By sailor2
Gel saddle for trail-a-bike for a kid?

My 3.5 y.o. is finally big enough to ride the TAB (I'm selling Bobike Maxi on Craigslist now :D )
The distance to/from his school is 5 miles (let's say about 30 minutes). He likes the TAB a lot, but...
Forum: Recreational & Family 10-03-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By sailor2
If you are really bent on using bottle dynamo,...

If you are really bent on using bottle dynamo, you can just use a good LED taillight designed for dynamos (or tinker with your own :) )
Also another strike against reelights is that they don't...
Forum: Recreational & Family 10-02-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By sailor2
I put two Planet Bike Superflash-es on the back...

I put two Planet Bike Superflash-es on the back of our trailer and Superflash attachment on the TAB.
If I pull the train I don't turn the TAB light on blinking, because it really blinds the kid in...
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