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lemonade

Member since Sep 2011 • Last active Sep 2021

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    wash with cold water

    Epic wtf

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yes, big name in the field

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    That looks ace. Somewhat racy saddle to bar drop not an issue?

    I'm defs keen to have the little one up front though, so either Weeride or Bobike I think.

    I'm imagining getting the kid into the seat then mounting yourself could be awkward, and eyeing up kickstands as a result...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    This is what I'm working with then - first step completed now which is rigid forks, saving a crazy amount of weight over the cheap sus forks.

    Next up is some G Ones in 29 x 2.25 which were good value on eBay, should make cycling on the road a lot more pleasant.

    Will be getting a paint job as well, I've always hated the neon vomit colour

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    Any reason you chose such minimal seats? No backrest or seatbelt or what have you

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    Awesome, absolute kid carrier cycling goals

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    Interested on people's views on what makes a great kid carrier, clearly there's a wide range of possibilities.

    My little one will be 1 year old next April which seems like a good target date to have a kid carrier up and running - my wife is not keen on her being on a bike before then, and it'll be winter too.

    For the actual carrier I'm thinking Weeride but I'm more interested in thoughts on what sort of bike is best to base it around. I'm planning to go for turning my 29er hardtail into a rigid forked, fat slick tyred, urban assault beast rather than converting my drop bar Velo Orange Pass Hunter. Partly because I want to keep the Pass Hunter for me more than I want the 29er, but mostly because I reckon flat bars and their more upright riding position and less twitchy steering will feel less scary with a baby on board than drops.

    Clearly some people are using all out 23c tyred road bikes as kid carriers so it can be done, but I'm aiming for the least anxiety inducing experience possible for me.

    Will update as the conversion progresses. Views very much welcomed

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    Ok, granted my car is a hatchback not a tractor or a Maserati. But the guy saying 'half decent' car tyres start at £80 is chatting bollocks

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    Likewise last set of car tyres was £200 for all 4 fitted. Cannot possibly imagine any reason to spend upwards of a grand

    Edit - or even how you might be able to do that. Most expensive car tyres I can find in my car's size are £76 each

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