6044Re: Snapdeck Kidseat pics
- Aug 12, 2008I'm drawing plans for building the seats based on your pictures using
a image analysis software. The only thing I couldn't figure out yet on
my own (due to lack of a picture from an appropriate angle) is the
shape of the horizontal piece (the one replacing the snapdeck); I can
assume where the cuts for fitting the legs, when bent, but not sure if
this would be the perfect shape based on your project.
I also noticed that the front seat is considerably shorter (in terms
of back-to-where-the-legs-bent); does it really fit your big guy, or
his legs drop too deep if he seats there. I compared it to Mark Kohr's
versions and his seem more balanced (or evenly distributed) along the
longer axis of the pseudo-snapdeck.
Anyways, do you think you could post a picture of the entire seat from
above (holding the camera on top of the xtracycle)? If so, I could
finish up measuring, add this value, and try to post here a compiled
plan with drawings to help others. Also I noticed that the angle of
the back of the seat to the snapdeck is 110 degrees; since you
mentioned it could be somewhat more confortable for the kids to take a
nap, maybe I'll increase it to 115.
Thanks a lot for being so inspiring.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "stoutag" <thestouts@...> wrote:
> I took measurements from a number of different strollers and accounted
> for the rough age range I wanted this to work for, and how those
> strollers are known to work for varying ages.
> Consequently off the top of my head, I believe the dimensions worked
> something like this.
> Interior seat width ~11-11.5"
> Interior seat back to where legs bend approximately 10"
> Seat back height ~19" at the highest point
> I think total length was something like 28-29" if I remember correctly.
> After having used it for a month I don't think there's anythink I'd
> really change as far as form factor goes. Currently I run the bigger
> kid in the back, but once he has the maturity to consistantly keep his
> feet on a set of bar ends and out of my pedal path, I'll scoot the
> whole thing back about 2.5-3" and have him ride up front with bar ends
> for foot rests.
> Those dimensions were also intended to provide some room for the pads
> we made which are 1" of open cell foam with 1/4" of close cell foam on
> the bottom pads, and just the 1" thick open cell on the seat back.
> I would in retrospect probably change the contour of the side panels
> on the front seat to match the rear partially for asthetics and
> partially to make it easier for front kiddo to splay legs if need be.
> Hopefully that helps.
> Someplace we did some plan drawings with dimensions with the intent of
> taking a picture and posting for others to use. Perhaps I'll actually
> dig those out after we get back from our trip and post them.
> --- In email@example.com, "Dave Lloyd" <dave@> wrote:
> > Stoutag:
> > Can you post some details about the rough dimensions? I could
> > probably figure it out from there but since my X hasn't arrived yet I
> > have zero ideas what the dimensions should be.
> > I have to say again that you've made quite the family truckster out of
> > your bike. I'm quite envious, especially with the rain cover you now
> > have.
> > --
> > --dlloyd
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