I have always enjoyed biking recreationally and I would love to share this with my kids 4,3,1 including biking to school in the Fall. I've been looking for a tandem I can put my 3 foot 9 inch oldest son on the back of. Using a child stoker kit seems to be the best option. I've contacted the bike shops in my area (Buffalo) but so far they don't seem to know about tandems and this child stoker kit and don't seem interested in putting one on so I guess I will be on my own adding it on. Is there any reason I can't get a tandem for $300 or so off of Amazon and put the child stoker kit on it? These are the models I have been looking at. I'd imagine the first 2 wouldn't work well with the kit. Am I right about that?
I'm only 5'2" so I'm a little concerned about getting something too big but I want to make sure I have room on the back tube to install the higher pedals. Any insight would be helpful. I had figured I could pay a shop to help with this but so far they have said they don't do anything custom and I guess they consider this custom.
It would be soooo neat if I could get the tandem with my oldest on the backseat so then I could carry my younger children in a trailer behind and we could have a Summer of enjoying our bike rides together.