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5147Re: Snapdeck Kidseat pics

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  • kest918
    Jul 1 4:50 AM
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      Wow! Excellent job. The sleeping kiddies is a testament to solid
      craftsmanship, too. What did you use to fasten the seats to the X?

      Mike


      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "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
      next generation
      > 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
      doubt more
      > aerodynamic.
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/25872288@N06/
      >
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