I'm in Mountain View. Funny, I ended up with a white step-through
Townie but I would have rather had blue or green. Ah well. I got a
step-through because when I had my son on the back of a regular bike
in a seat I always felt like I was going to either fall over or kick
him in the face. I don't haul huge loads other than the two kids, and
together they are still under 100lbs.
I think a local place to buy the Radish would be awesome. I get lots
of questions about my bike and I'd bet that not just moms would buy it!
On Oct 2, 2008, at 10:20 AM, Laura Hamilton wrote:
> I ordered it from Wheel Away Cycle Center in Campbell, but after 6
> weeks I gave up and canceled. They had blue available, and the green
> art model, but I wanted white.
> Since then I have read that X doesn't recommend the step-through if
> you plan on riding with more than 100 pounds. And I'm in love with
> what I've seen of the Radish, it's so pretty and has disc brakes and
> glow pedals and lots of little nice details that I wouldn't get with a
> Townie conversion.
> But all this waiting is killing me! Golden fall days, perfect bike
> weather, every trip I make that I could be doing on a bike instead.
> I'll probably get my Radish just in time for the rainy season to
> Where are you again, Abigail? I sell parenting gear at my store, The
> Portable Baby, and I am thinking about working with X and a local bike
> mechanic to sell the Radish assembled and ready to go. If I like it,
> that is. But I think tons of moms would leap at the opportunity to be
> able to use a cargo bike, if they a) knew about it b) could see and
> try one first and c) not have to deal with assembly, but could just go
> buy one and pick it up.
> Kids going nuts, gotta go!
> - Original message -
> Where was your step through Townie suppo...
> On 10/1/08, Abigail vR <abigailvr@...> wrote:
> > Where was your step through Townie supposed to be coming from? I
> > think they have them at the REI in Mountain View.
> > Abigail
> > On Oct 1, 2008, at 9:31 PM, Laura Hamilton wrote:
> >> Well, I called to order my Radish the other day, but they have
> >> it from sale and are holding off until the next batch arrives at
> >> end of the month.
> >> Not sure what the issue was, but apparently they were not happy
> >> the first batch.
> >> The delay is killing me, I can't WAIT to get on a cargo bike and
> >> out of my car! My kids hate the confinement of the bike trailer. I
> >> waited fruitlessly for 6 weeks to get a step-through Townie that
> >> arrived, and now the Radish is delayed. Aargh...I know the wait
> >> be worth it, but ohhhhh, it's HARD right now!
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