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    Based on the Bike Radar data, I would speculate...

    Based on the Bike Radar data, I would speculate that the Giant is going to be several pounds heavier than the Specialized. I like the low standover on the Giant bikes, but at 9, your daughter...
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    I'll be the dissenting voice and say that I hate...

    I'll be the dissenting voice and say that I hate trailers. They create a ton of drag, and distance you from your child. I feel they are more dangerous, because they are wider--pushing you farther...
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    Our "solution" was to: (1) Buy a FollowMe...

    Our "solution" was to:

    (1) Buy a FollowMe tandem that we've used with our kids from age 3-6, which has the benefits of letting them freewheel (freeload?) while I pedal, keeps them close to the...
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    The next bike we get for our daughter will be a...

    The next bike we get for our daughter will be a Islabike Beinn 24, but I get that most parents don't want to spend that kind of money on a bike for casual riding.

    I would agree with the other...
  5. Have you considered using a front porteur rack...

    Have you considered using a front porteur rack with the laptop strapped down inside a standard padded laptop bag?

    Wald Multi-Fit Bicycle Rack: Gloss Black

    Or a rear porteur rack like this?...
  6. Congratulations! My son loves his Hedgehog. He...

    Congratulations! My son loves his Hedgehog. He went from a 12" Hotrock to the Hedgehog and it only took him about 10 minutes to get the hand brakes down. I can't overstate the benefits of the...
  7. I generally agree with this sentiment, but my...

    I generally agree with this sentiment, but my experience is that in the kids' bike realm, buying a bike from a major bike manufacturer vs. a department store doesn't necessarily afford the same...
  8. I don't know about the current versions, but when...

    I don't know about the current versions, but when my daughter had hers a couple of years ago, the 16" Specialized was a little under 20 lbs and the 16" Trek Mystic was about 23 lbs. That doesn't seem...
  9. Mikesbikes.com has the HotRock online. It is...

    Mikesbikes.com has the HotRock online. It is currently on sale with free shipping for $215: Specialized Boy's Hotrock 16 Coaster - mikesbikes.com
  10. I can't comment on the adult bikes, but my...

    I can't comment on the adult bikes, but my recommendations for 16" bikes would be:

    Used Specialized Hot Rock 16". For families that don't ride extensively, this is absolutely the best cost for...
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    There are Velcro straps on the pedals. It's a...

    There are Velcro straps on the pedals. It's a PITA to get them on while you're trying to balance the WeeHoo and your bike (even with a double-kickstand on the towing bike, it was difficult), but once...
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    Anyone have crank shorteners to sell?

    I'm in need of a pair of Ride2 (28-43 mm) crank shorteners for my daughter and before I buy new, I thought I'd check here and see if anyone has an outgrown set they want to sell.
  13. I'm guessing you've already looked at and...

    I'm guessing you've already looked at and dismissed the WeeHoo 2 as a means to allow the kids to switch up pedaling? I think a 7-year would be squished in the back of that and it would be insanely...
  14. I'm sure the tandem trail-a-bike has been...

    I'm sure the tandem trail-a-bike has been successfully piloted by lighter leaders, but the Adams instructions recommend that the lead rider weigh at least 200 pounds, so this may not work.
  15. Does your 4-year old care about pedaling? If not,...

    Does your 4-year old care about pedaling? If not, my go-to suggestion (which is my current set up for my non-cargo bike) is a FollowMe tandem (bought through Bike-Discount.de) plus a rear seat rated...
  16. You can contact WeeHoo to confirm, but I don't...

    You can contact WeeHoo to confirm, but I don't think you're going to be able to hook up the WeeHoo to the Piccolo. Even if you shim up the hitch above the seatpost collar, I don't think the seatpost...
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    That's a FollowMe tandem. We have two -- one for...

    That's a FollowMe tandem. We have two -- one for each of our kids -- and I agree that it's awesome and far superior to a standard trail-a-bike. (having had both a WeeHoo and a Burley Piccolo, I speak...
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    Have you looked into the trails around...

    Have you looked into the trails around Cincinnati?

    It looks like the Little Miami Trail might be a good fit:
    Little Miami Scenic Trail | Miami Valley Bike Trails

    The Nation's Largest Network...
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    I'm guessing you're in Australia, since Apollo...

    I'm guessing you're in Australia, since Apollo seems to be exclusively sold there (I'd never heard of them before). Have you looked at the ByK Kids bikes? I've heard/read good things about them (but...
  20. What a funny coincidence; I actually just read...

    What a funny coincidence; I actually just read your earlier trip report (Three People, Five Wheels, One Blankie) on CGOAB the earlier this week and was wondering what happened after that trip, since...
  21. We have a very similar rack made by Swagman:...

    We have a very similar rack made by Swagman:
    http://www.amazon.com/Swagman-Cross-Country-4-Bike-2-Inch-Receiver/dp/B000GKN45C/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1427300060&sr=8-9&keywords=swagman+bike+rack and...
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    As a general rule, they're not riding solo in...

    As a general rule, they're not riding solo in full darkness, though we have done that in low-traffic areas or when we're on a group ride with our local Kidical Mass group.

    More often, they're...
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    I have this vest and I can't count the number of...

    I have this vest and I can't count the number of times people (drivers, walkers, other bikers) have told me it's a "cool vest" and makes me much more visible. My only complaint is that it's huge!...
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    If you need two, I would definitely looking into...

    If you need two, I would definitely looking into buying new from Holland Bike Shop:
    Home / Bicycle Seat / Gmg Bicycle Seat / Gmg Yepp Bicycle Seat / Gmg Yepp Easy Fit Bicycle Seat / GMG Rear Child...
  25. Thread: Babies?

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    If you are okay with taking the risk of getting...

    If you are okay with taking the risk of getting ticketed for not having a helmet on the baby, there's no reason a baby, in an infant carseat, can't be either: (1) strapped securely into a trailer; or...
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