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    Since you'll be doing a lot of hill climbing, I...

    Since you'll be doing a lot of hill climbing, I would suggest looking for a bike with a longer wheelbase and 26" rather than 700 cc wheels to try and keep the weight more well-distributed and lower....
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    In 2013, 4,735 pedestrians died in motor vehicle...

    In 2013, 4,735 pedestrians died in motor vehicle accidents. While there are certainly scofflaw pedestrians, a goodly portion of that number were people who were struck and killed either when they...
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    Maybe set up an Ebay alert and see if anyone...

    Maybe set up an Ebay alert and see if anyone posts a used one? The one time we travelled with our Chariot, we just used bubble wrap and two ratcheting straps to pack it up and it survived okay.
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    What the brochure is calling a "bike tow bar" is...

    What the brochure is calling a "bike tow bar" is the Trail Gator, which only works on bikes up to 20" and really doesn't do well with 20" bikes. Most of the positive reviews on Amazon are from...
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    Are you familiar with Islabikes? Their whole...

    Are you familiar with Islabikes? Their whole approach is to make bikes that are easy to ride and comfortable for even the most hesitant rider. I've read and heard story after story about people...
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    One of my four set ups for biking with two kids...

    One of my four set ups for biking with two kids is a rear seat (GMG 911, a discontinued seat that's designed for older kids, mounted on a Yepp EasyFit adapter on top of a Rack Time Add-it rack) for...
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    You might also look on your local Craigslist for...

    You might also look on your local Craigslist for a Specialized Hot Rock Street 24" (no suspension fork) which is relatively lightweight, or an Electra 7D 24", which has the bottom bracket forward...
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    This is out of your current stated budget, but it...

    This is out of your current stated budget, but it would get your son on a 26" bike now instead of waiting a year--have you looked at the Islabike Beinn 26? The Small is designed to get kids on to a...
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    Do you have an REI nearby? They teach classes on...

    Do you have an REI nearby? They teach classes on how to ride a bike for both kids and adults. I think with older kids and adults, it helps to have someone you don't know and who isn't emotionally...
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    There are lots of padded shorts/skorts that don't...

    There are lots of padded shorts/skorts that don't look like traditional "bike shorts" and no one would know you're sporting chamois, like:

    Terry Metro Cycling Shorts - Removable Liner Shorts (For...
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    If you want light weight with a magnetic clip,...

    If you want light weight with a magnetic clip, check out the Lazer P'Nut. We've had the Nut'z one for our son for almost three years (got when he was two because we pinched him once and after that...
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    Maybe it would comfort you to know that in 2013,...

    Maybe it would comfort you to know that in 2013, nationwide, the NHTSA reports that there were only 3 "cyclists" under age 5 killed and fewer than 500 were reported injured out of a population of 20...
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    I had an Easy Fit adapter attached to my Racktime...

    I had an Easy Fit adapter attached to my Racktime Addit rack (the poor man's Tubus Logo :)) for over a year for use by my daughter with a GMG911 seat (predecessor to the Yepp Junior). I now have a...
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    I can't argue with a tape measure, but that seems...

    I can't argue with a tape measure, but that seems high. Our daughter's inseam was 19" when we got her 20" Islabike and she had been riding the 16" Hotrock, with the seat raised fairly high, for 6...
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    I can't find a minimum seat height or inseam...

    I can't find a minimum seat height or inseam measurement anywhere for either the new or old Hotrocks--I did find one reviewer who said he was able to fit his 41" daughter on a 16", with a swap to a...
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    Costco has the EVA version of the Ezee Glider for...

    Costco has the EVA version of the Ezee Glider for $69.99 including S&H:

    http://www.costco.com/Glide-Bikes-12%22-EZee-Glider-Balance-Bike.product.100034479.html
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    While I've been happy with our used Strider, the...

    While I've been happy with our used Strider, the Yeedoo Too Too looks like a pretty good option at just slightly over $150. It has a wide range of adjustability in the seat height, air tires, and a...
  18. It's not super dense, but we love dry-roasted...

    It's not super dense, but we love dry-roasted edamame. It's packed with protein and fiber, so it's very filling without being fattening. If you have a Smart and Final grocery store near you, they...
  19. One more you might want to look at, though it is...

    One more you might want to look at, though it is currently on backorder, is the Commencal Ramone 16": Commencal Ramones 16" Mountain Bike | Tikes Bikes

    I don't know when it will be back in stock,...
  20. I can't speak to how Spawn achieves CPSC...

    I can't speak to how Spawn achieves CPSC regulatory compliance (they may have done it the same way Cleary has, by increasing the max seat height), but they can be and have been imported into the U.S....
  21. It's unfortunate that the Priority Bikes video...

    It's unfortunate that the Priority Bikes video doesn't show any kids riding without training wheels, so it's hard to tell whether it's possible to adjust the seat height so that kids can put a foot...
  22. How tall is your daughter? If she is very tall,...

    How tall is your daughter? If she is very tall, as you suggest, you may want to look at the Islabike Beinn 20 small. My son, who will be 5 in September, recently started riding the Beinn 20 Small (a...
  23. Your previous comment implied that hand brakes on...

    Your previous comment implied that hand brakes on small bikes are inherently dangerous, which was provided in direct response to my suggestions regarding several well-made and high-end children's...
  24. My son has been safely riding a bike without a...

    My son has been safely riding a bike without a coaster brake since his 4th Birthday, after starting on a 12" Hotrock with a coaster brake, which frustrated him. I disagree that coaster brakes are...
  25. One more you might want to look at would be the...

    One more you might want to look at would be the ByK E-350. This is an Australian brand that recently started importing to the U.S. through CycleForce. They offer an 18" single-speed, which would...
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