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Old 03-17-12, 06:06 AM   #1
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Child Stocker

I'm wanting to get my daughter on the back of our C'dale. She is 7 and about 3" shy from the pedals. I'm not sure what route I should go.
Crank shorteners or a child stoker kit?
Any help on this would be great.
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Old 03-17-12, 11:15 AM   #2
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Crank shorteners are less $$ and easier to install.
Check Tandemseast in New Jersey or Precision tandems.
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Old 03-17-12, 04:34 PM   #3
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Or the cheap ol' alternative when I was a kid: wood blocks on the pedals. She'll grow quickly. :-)

We got our C'dale tandem when my daughter was 8. I had to take the reflector off the stoker seat post for it to drop low enough. If it hadn't, next on the list was replace the suspension seat post with a standard. She's now 20 and has been my main stoker all these years. Her goal for this year is 2k miles, complicated by the fact that she's in college in another state. I guess our summer is planned already... :-)

When we first got the tandem, it took a while to track down a random creaking noise. Finally, one day when it was occurring, my rear view mirror caught the top of a helmet bouncing in and out of view. She was bouncing on the suspension seat post.
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