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09-08-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,945
Posted By masiman

I'd recommend bypassing the 24" for a smaller 26"...

I'd recommend bypassing the 24" for a smaller 26" if you can. It is a pretty big frame size jump from 20" to 26" but if you can swing it you could make your life easier. We currently have two 24"...
09-07-11, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,945
Posted By masiman

I agree they can get the concept but disagree...

I agree they can get the concept but disagree that 7, 8 even 9 year olds apply it very well. I've spent a bit of time with each of mine on them. They do have the knowledge but they don't often use...
08-09-11, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By masiman

A TAB works very well with most kids from ~4-9. ...

A TAB works very well with most kids from ~4-9. There are many flavors of TABs available. Avoid the Kent manufactured models. Look for Giant, Trek or Adams. They seem to have about the same basic...
07-21-11, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By masiman

I think that Craigslist bike could be ok but...

I think that Craigslist bike could be ok but you'll want to make sure it is in good working order otherwise you'll end up paying more than the Target bike. You can even expand search to Baltimore if...
07-20-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By masiman

Arai for sale...

Arai for sale (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/753272-It-is-for-Sale-used-Arai-Drum-Brake)
07-19-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,082
Posted By masiman

Yes they do exist but can be hard to find. It...

Yes they do exist but can be hard to find. It may easier to purchase separately and install. Usually the hardest part is finding quality shifters for the typical 6, 7 or 8 speed kids bikes. ...
07-19-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By masiman

I have replaced stock tires on our trailer with...

I have replaced stock tires on our trailer with hi pressure tires (not a Burley though). It does roll smoother but it is not a huge boost. If I know we have a long ride, I just set them to 105-120,...
07-19-11, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By masiman

There are two 20" tire varieties. The difference...

There are two 20" tire varieties. The difference can be seen by their ISO size (406 or 451). Just make sure you get the right size.
07-14-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By masiman

I don't think rear facing is a priority, that's...

I don't think rear facing is a priority, that's more for controlling forward momentum during a crash. You won't be going those speeds very often (or at least should not). Not worrying about rear...
07-01-11, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,368
Posted By masiman

At the narrowest point on our moose rack it is...

At the narrowest point on our moose rack it is 3.5". You would have to be using a fat boy tire to even come close to the struts. Ours is probably a late 90s model. I do not know if there have been...
06-23-11, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,524
Posted By masiman

If you can rent or borrow one of the models you...

If you can rent or borrow one of the models you are thinking about it may help you decide between the seatpost hitch style and the Burley. I now remember that it was a Kent we had. It was a...
06-22-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,524
Posted By masiman

Adams, Giant and Trek hitches seem to be about...

Adams, Giant and Trek hitches seem to be about the same to me. There are other cheaper versions out there (names escape me now) but their hitches have been problematic. Adams is the only one I know...
06-16-11, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,082
Posted By masiman

That neither made sense nor was it quick. I only...

That neither made sense nor was it quick. I only scanned for a zombie awakening reason. Double disappointment.
05-31-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By masiman

I often find it easier to control them when they...

I often find it easier to control them when they are in front. I can see mistakes in handling much quicker than having to check back. The downside is that they are at the front of potential cross...
05-25-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By masiman

Educate yourself from the above posts and many...

Educate yourself from the above posts and many sites available regarding fit. You'll get the most practical help at a good LBS. They should measure and fit you based on your riding style and...
05-25-11, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By masiman

We are currently on a Selle-Anatomica, very...

We are currently on a Selle-Anatomica, very similar to Brooks but with a cutout. If this does not work, we may try a John Cobb. I like the idea of Brooks and Selle-Anatomica but not the maintenance...
05-24-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By masiman

I don't know if there is an average age. I have...

I don't know if there is an average age. I have had my kids learn between 3.5 and 8.5. I guess you could average that to 6. I think when they learn is based on their personality and capabilities. ...
05-17-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By masiman

Minor but OP said Shimano Nexus 3 speed hub

Minor but OP said Shimano Nexus 3 speed hub
05-17-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By masiman

I'll go where ever it is safest. For that is...

I'll go where ever it is safest. For that is typically on the road or on a trail and almost never on the sidewalk.
05-13-11, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By masiman

If you are a girl, it seems to be a more...

If you are a girl, it seems to be a more difficult task to find a comfortable seat. We are three years into riding with my wife and we still do not have that part fixed. We have spent plenty trying...
05-12-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,870
Posted By masiman

I found one car seat to be a difficult fit, I...

I found one car seat to be a difficult fit, I don't see how I could have fit two car seats. I secured with straps. It was a little kludgy finding places to secure the two together, but it worked. ...
05-12-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,152
Posted By masiman

Hase bikes has some pretty unique special needs...

Hase bikes has some pretty unique special needs offerings (http://hasebikes.com/238-1-special-needs.html). They make many styles of recumbents and trikes and a rear captain tandem. The Trets...
04-27-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By masiman

I have not done it. As always Sheldon(RIP)...

I have not done it.

As always Sheldon(RIP) has covered the topic (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/deakins/handlebars.html) quite well. Especially understand the compatibilities section.

Good luck...
04-14-11, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,882
Posted By masiman

It looks like you might be able to attach the...

It looks like you might be able to attach the rack to the back rest. I don't think you have eyelets on the TAB but an adapter for that should not be too hard to find. If you do have any adapter...
04-13-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By masiman

Parking on Staten Island is a great option. You...

Parking on Staten Island is a great option. You will avoid any ferry lines at the end of the ride. That is the good side.

The bad side is that you will not have many options to get out of the...
04-08-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By masiman

I agree about starting as far forward as you can....

I agree about starting as far forward as you can. If you do not start within the first 5 blocks of start line, you will likely be fighting crowds all day. We have finished towards the end of the...
04-06-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By masiman

Wike makes a very nice trailer. They are one of...

Wike makes a very nice trailer. They are one of the few trailer companies that will work with customers to customize to their needs. They are expensive but you should find it well worth the cost if...
04-03-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,222
Posted By masiman

The Burley rack mount only works with the Burley...

The Burley rack mount only works with the Burley TAB.
03-30-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By masiman

I had not seen these before but I had not looked...

I had not seen these before but I had not looked either. I hope they work for you. I assume they will since it seems like you only want to carry the one bike, maybe two. Let us know what you think...
03-29-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By masiman

I neither know of a ball mount bike carrier nor a...

I neither know of a ball mount bike carrier nor a hitch manufacturer that makes carriers for custom hitches. There are definitely custom carrier makers but that is more along the lines of team race...
03-24-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By masiman

It was likely a Zigo. I am not sure if this link...

It was likely a Zigo. I am not sure if this link will show you the results of my search (http://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?searchid=2266077). If not, you can do a search of the Rec and Family...
03-22-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,352
Posted By masiman

No first hand experience with either. 1....

No first hand experience with either.

1. They are all kind of tight. I think the Chariot Cougar XL is the largest of all the trailers. Shoulder width being the most important measurement.
2. 6...
03-17-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By masiman

...way too small This site...

...way too small

This site (http://www.smartcycles.com/fitting_explained.htm) has some pretty detailed info on bike fit that you can use as a guideline. It is a more traditional fit but some...
03-17-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By masiman

All that and a positive attitude :)

All that and a positive attitude :)
03-16-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,655
Posted By masiman

You can get wrap around fenders. Touring types,...

You can get wrap around fenders. Touring types, commuters and folks training in rainy climates use them. There are even some stylish wooden ones, pricey but very nice looking.

Our mesh will stop...
03-15-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By masiman

I sort of agree on the gears for the ride. If...

I sort of agree on the gears for the ride. If this is the only ride they do that would really need gears, why fork out the money for a not often used bike(s)? I don't recall seeing little kids on...
03-15-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By masiman

We have been doing it with our 11, 9, 6 and 4...

We have been doing it with our 11, 9, 6 and 4 year old since they were 3, 1, 0 and 0. Admittedly the only time we do the whole thing (~52 miles after the ride back from the ferry at the end) is when...
02-02-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By masiman

I have not seen it. Let us know how it works!

I have not seen it. Let us know how it works!
01-25-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,431
Posted By masiman

Are there suspension components on that model...

Are there suspension components on that model (seat, fork, larger saddle)? Pedals can also hide weight, also steel kickstands. I think if the steel bits were swapped on the Schwinn you'd...
01-25-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,431
Posted By masiman

That's a pretty hefty bike at 32lbs. Although I...

That's a pretty hefty bike at 32lbs. Although I couldn't tell you what a more recent hybrid might weigh. I imagine somewhere in the low to high 20's, if I had to guess. The Schwinn has a lot of...
01-25-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,078
Posted By masiman

I've seen it a few times but I have never paid...

I've seen it a few times but I have never paid attention to how the trailer to trailer connection was accomplished.

The tandems two trailers could work for your season or two but after that you'll...
01-06-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By masiman

.....I have yet to hear or read of a 500lb child.

.....I have yet to hear or read of a 500lb child.
01-03-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By masiman

REI kids (http://www.rei.com/category/4500007)...

REI kids (http://www.rei.com/category/4500007) has most of what you are looking for. We bought our hi-tech socks (http://www.rei.com/product/745065) there, we also bought snow mittens...
01-03-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,559
Posted By masiman

If it shifts well, the wheels, the crankset, the...

If it shifts well, the wheels, the crankset, the chainrings and freewheel, the pedals, shock and the frame is in good shape I think it is a great deal. Start with the value of the bike in good shape...
12-28-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By masiman

I think you would be best served by heading to a...

I think you would be best served by heading to a local bike shop. You can get any range of opinions of what you should get but in the end what you like will be most important. Also realize that what...
12-10-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,251
Posted By masiman

It's hard to trouble shoot a bike over the...

It's hard to trouble shoot a bike over the internet. It could be some technical issue, it could be the whole bike, it could be your son or a combination.

If the wheels spin smoothly and freely...
12-09-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,085
Posted By masiman

We have same rack and car setup. I can do it by...

We have same rack and car setup. I can do it by myself and I am not tall. But I do agree that it is about a 7 difficulty (1-10). Two people is easier but I would still rank it a 5 or 6. The...
12-08-10, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By masiman

You should have no issues. I have yet to hear or...

You should have no issues. I have yet to hear or read of a case of frame failure due to towing a child in a trailer.
12-04-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By masiman

The video won't play because they use copyrighted...

The video won't play because they use copyrighted music without permission.

I think this might be the same guy that posted last year(?) and had their posts removed for blatant advertising.
11-19-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By masiman

You really need a tandem. It will fit you and...

You really need a tandem. It will fit you and your child much longer than any TAB they might fit in the near term.
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