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Re: [rootsradicals] Couple of questions

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  • Juergen Weichert
    My son isn t actually four quite yet (another couple of weeks) and has been riding on the X for most of the summer. Reaching the footsies is still sometimes a
    Message 1 of 7 , Aug 2, 2007
      My son isn't actually four quite yet (another couple of weeks) and has
      been riding on the X for most of the summer. Reaching the footsies is
      still sometimes a bit of a challenge but having a rear handlebar for him
      to grab onto helps a lot. He LOVES riding on the back.
      Juergen


      Josh Ferrin wrote:
      >
      > Hey all,
      >
      > I've been on the list for a while but this is the first time I've
      > jumped in the conversation. I want to get an X badly but other needs
      > keep popping up (vacation to Ohio for example). I hope to get one by
      > the end of the year but a few things have made me pause.
      >
      > First, I have a 4 year-old son who LOVES bikes. I am on my bike as
      > much as possible and he often joins me on runs to the store and around
      > town in an instep trailer. He's tall for his age and, with his helmet
      > on, he is almost too tall for the trailer. Is 4 too young to have
      > someone on the back of an X or should I keep him in the trailer with
      > his little brother (and dog) for a little while longer? I know he
      > would have a great time on the X but I wonder how safe it would be for
      > him to be back there (that's one thing I love about the trailer, if I
      > tip over, they stay upright.)
      >
      > Second, the trailer attaches to my bike with a coupler that hangs off
      > the quick-release (hard to explain but works well). I imagine this is
      > the same set-up as most trailers but I don't know if it will work with
      > an X because the wheel is encased, as it were. Anyone using trailers
      > with the X and, if so, how do you set it up.
      >
      > Lastly, I work for a largish Metropolitan newspaper and we are
      > starting a bike blog. I would love to do test ride an X but don't
      > know of anyone in the area who has one. Anyone on the list live in
      > the Reno-Tahoe area and would be willing to let me ride it for a few
      > days to test it out? It will get some good play on our website
      > (million hits per month) and also in the paper. Let me know!
      >
      > -Josh
      >
      >
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