5147Re: Snapdeck Kidseat pics
- Jul 1, 2008Wow! Excellent job. The sleeping kiddies is a testament to solid
craftsmanship, too. What did you use to fasten the seats to the X?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "stoutag" <thestouts@...> wrote:
> We finished (is there really ever such a thing with a bike project as
"finished" ;) our
> snapdeck seats for our two kiddos. It definitely takes some
inspiration from Mark Kohr.
> As I thought about the design over a few months, I found I kept coming
to a lot of the
> same conclusion on the smaller design details.
> We added and changed some things that we felt took the design to the
> such as sliding adjustable shoulder straps and higher backs for head
support. We also
> incorporated a sunshade design since we live in the land of very
strong sun (Colorado)
> and since we're planning a tour later this summer and wanted some
shade for the hottest
> parts of the day.
> Up till this point we'd been using a Chariot trailer, and one thing is
for certain, this is
> MUCH more efficient. It weighs less, rolls faster and is without a
> Changes yet to come will be a full rain canopy for those afternoon
thunderstorms and cold
> winter days. We might also add some mesh to cut the sun a bit further
on legs and arms.
> We made pattern pieces and are planning to take some pictures with
some scale and post
> them up for knowledge share. Hopefully at some point a creative
cycling company will
> step up to the plate and start making something production to suit
this task. We've only
> ridden with it for two days now and keep getting very encouraging
comments, so I have
> little doubt there's a market.
> Here's our flickr account.
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