babylon by bike
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New Haven, CT, USA
Bikes: Road, Cargo, Tandem, Etc.
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I jumped on it today-- my other bike was finished with its wheel truing early, and I was most of the way there. It was a floor model that had been out for some time, so I asked them to give it a thorough once over tomorrow morning before I come to pick it up.
So I'll have it by tomorrow afternoon! I opted for the cream. Not as slick looking as the black, but the bucket will be cooler to the touch and to sit in if it's out in the sun. We live by the beach, so this is key.
Tat fiend-- I get the whole DIY approach. We have a tandem cruiser 7 speed that I worked on making into a kid hauler. But in the end, the weight was further back on the rear wheel, the thing was heavy as heck and just not as solid and safe.
I ride some pretty major distances in traffic with my kids, so the extra bucks for the bucket are worth it for my uses. We already have a trailer for hitting the local beach boardwalk and parks-- we can squeeze them in together, but they're lanky kids.
The bucket should serve us for quite a while-- until our 3 year old is a good bit older. I might sell it on then or just keep it around-- lord knows the boys and the neighborhood kids will have fun with it!
The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets. Christopher Morley