Thanks to @dt for the inspiration, I picked this up on Friday to start my dad-bike project
was that the one on gumtree? Nice, i'm jelly. Now get / make some sort of xtracycle hooptie thing
yeah that's the one. I picked up a yepp maxi off ebay yesterday so will get that fitted and get cruising asap
Cheeky upgrade for Kevin! Just a cheapo front light to keep us out of trouble in the evenings!
Things are taking shape, anyone got advice on platform size, thinking 800x550mm?
The bottom of my box measures 730x600, obviously its longer at the top because of the slope. I dont think id wanna go much wider than 600
Thanks will take that on board, probably go for 750x560mm cause need to get this in the cave
New dad wagon seat picked up for cheap, old but mint. Had a nice ride earlier with noises of excitement at 37mph!
Aero kid helmet. Gainz!
We went out for our first ride on the Mundo today. I was expecting ‘faster, faster’ but I got ‘please be careful/don’t fall off the road/ don’t go too fast daddy.’ I guess it’s good to know she’s careful at least
first 'three up' ride on the Bid dummy at the weekend - glad I installed an electric motor! bafang BBSHD is brilliant
which front rack?
Old Man Mountain - don't think this one is available anymoe - never used it yet!
Why the lack of bakfits trikes in this thread? that was my next planned move after I've shifted the MTB and trailer
We have one of these
and apart from the fact that my girlfriend likes and it takes you from A to B it's utterly shit. It's heavy, flexes a lot and requires a monumental effort to get anywhere. It also feels like it's about to fold in half as soon as you turn it.
Where do you keep it? Needs its own parking space no?
Great Stuff - I'm after a Hooptie for my Dummy - where did you get yours from ?
Shame to hear, thats what I was thinking of. A dad at my kids nursery has an electric one and uses it all winter, which is impressive because northern Sweden. But now I am thinking the battery might die in minutes here.
I think it's this particular make / model. If you google it there's a lot of negative reviews online
A friend of mine has this and claims its good. He's in Sweden too, not the north though
I've had our Bullitt through one winter and it's great through slush as it's long and heavy, it just plows straight through stuff a normal bike would struggle with. On packed snow / ice it's as slippery as anything else though.
I wonder if you can drift with an electric 3 wheeler? That could be fun :)
Thanks. It was from practical cycles I think. The electric motor is a godsend if you are carrying children as well
We've been running the bobike one maxi for two years on the seat tube mount - I think the seat itself is good - I like the raised sides for them to feel a bit more enclosed and the buckle is quick to use and feels v. secure but the mounting irritates me - the seat tube mount is v. bouncy and also now wiggles from side to side a bit. There is also a fair bit of play in the metal flange which ultimately stops the thing tipping back. So when riding sans kid - the whole thing wobbles and squeaks a bit. There is no backup loop around the seat post either which i notice is included on the new model and just seems a bit of a no brainer in the first place.
Im looking at the Thule Yepp nexxt Maxi as a replacement - anyone got a verdict / recommendation ?
Issue is there is nothing stopping it moving... we have a bobike on the brompton, and with the Milan adapter there are two hooks to stop it moving side to side etc!
Thanks -I can't tell but is this the Thule yepp nexxt maxi (on the Ute ?) if so how do you find the blue twisty knob mounting situ - also the magnetic strap clips - i am weary of anything that doesn't involve allen keys !
On our ute we have the Thule/Yepp thingy, mounted to a railed base, the blue knob works perfectly, its super snug and going nowhere, especially as its locked on and I cant find the key... I have a few years until it needs moving for the second littlehuman to ride ...
Longer steerer in the tandem stoker stem and my little human has some bars!
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