Re: Cheap Stoker Conversion For Dummy
- No worries Sean--I've got my 3.5 year old sitting an a children's lawn chair that I have band-clamped to the xtracycle. No straps, just a helmet.
My previous seat for her (a Wee Ride) had straps, but they weren't snug and the harness had a way of working loose. I called the company and they told me it was supposed to be that way--the straps were to keep her from leaving the seat on her own, but not intended to keep her attached to the bike in a crash, which makes alot of sense to me. I'm looking to add a stoker for her, but it is remarkably good without one--good enough for my casual biking wife to be comfortable commuting with it (and the little one) in NYC.
- Jeff,I also use a kayak seat to haul my kids around. I use the Surf to Summit kayak seat designed for the sit on top scupper type kayak.
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On Apr 13, 2012, at 3:25 PM, "Jeffrey" <jeffrey_hiroshima@...> wrote:
Can you tell me which kayak seat that is? I have looked a quite a few and they all look huge.
FWIW, I have my 5-YO on the rear deck on a magic carpet. Bar ends for foot rests, and an upside-down/reveresed bullhorn stoker bar (using a std MTB stem with a shim like the OP).
--- In email@example.com, Jesse Ross <jessejross@...> wrote:
> This is how we connected a kayak seat to the longtail. It adjusts to
> squeeze two in there, but it's better to have the older one hang on in back
> of the seat. Mine fight when they're squeezed together, which makes it hard
> to balance...or be happy.