394Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Anybody using a Peapod?
- Jul 4, 2006On 7/4/06, Phil Good-Elliott <poppamando@...> wrote:
>You could build one pretty easily probably, but I bought mine from a
> Neat set-up, John. Please tell us about about the rig for the child. Is this something you
> put together or found on the market?
fellow in Eugene who imports a product call the "Companion Carrier."
His email is jwb4mlc@....
The seat and foot pegs are $54 shipped in ConUS.
>I think it would be hard to argue that there are safety advantages to
> This reminds me of the "Wee Ride" or "Wee Rider" child seat for bikes. We just saw one last
> week and were fascinated with the idea. I can't seem to find any in stock and wonder if
> they went out of business or were considered somehow too dangerous.
putting a kid in a rear seat versus in front of the cyclist. From a
controllability/balance perspective there is absolutely no disputing
that weight behind and above your COG on a bike is much more dangerous
than the weight in front and below you.
In my opion, any solution where you are carrying a child that requires
you to go excessivley slow or be excessivley cautious is not a safe
design or method for carrying children. Of course "excessively slow or
cautious" is completly subjective, but my point is that if you have to
change your riding style that dramatically then you've basically put
together a toy for you and your children to tool around on, instead
of on a vehicle that provides viable transportation.
It's taken us a while to figure out how to build up the xtracycle and
our other bikes as viable, daily transportation with our 3 y.o.
daughter. I think the challenge will be next year, when she;'s too big
to sit up front, but too small to ride her own bike. I ahve an old
tandem on which I plan on isntalling child stoker pedals. I'm just not
sure she'll be ready for that. I guess we'll see.
Spokane, WA USA
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