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  • I've lost track a bit, but if this question is directed at me David, yes, this is exactly how we both mount the bike, and yes, the standover height is such that both of us can stand over the bike with both feet on the ground, but is is still a struggle to get one leg over the top tube for my wife who is very short. For me, it's not a problem. Even 3 or 4 inches lower would make all...
    doreavc Jul 8, 2011
  • > If your wife doesnt have a problem with body strength but her problem is strictly her height I may have a possible remedy(s).I have the Yuba Mundo and just went outside to try getting on it using one pedal.Of course the pedal was at the lowest height and I have the double legged kickstand called the "Stand Alone".I had no problem getting on the Yuba and it was firmly planted.I...
    doreavc Jul 5, 2011
  • ...look at these suggested frames. @David-- thanks specifically for the local shop suggestion. --Dorea --- In rootsradicals@^$1, "doreavc" wrote: > > We currently ride with a mountain-bike type frame and a free-radical extension, frequently with our two kids loaded...
    doreavc Jul 1, 2011
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  • We currently ride with a mountain-bike type frame and a free-radical extension, frequently with our two kids loaded on the back, see here: http://carfreecambridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/3885459958_e1df437a74.jpg (we've since swapped out the handlebars and added a kickback but you get the idea) For the most part, this has worked well, but my very short (5'1") wife is getting...
    doreavc Jun 30, 2011
  • Hi-- We're car-free with two kids (4 1/2 and 1 1/2) in Boston, but I grew up in Denver so I know the lay of the land out there a bit. We haven't found rain to be too much of a hindrance to riding (we have an Xtra with one of Rob Hanson's two-kid wooden seats on the back -- it's great!), but do make sure that all family members have good rain gear (rain coat AND rain pants, and...
    Dorea Vierling-Claassen Mar 29, 2011
  • Folks here might be interested in an article my wife and I wrote for shareable.net (our xtra set-up and kid seat from Rob Hanson figure prominently in the photos). http://shareable.net/blog/how-to-be-a-carfree-family Thanks all and happy biking, Dorea http://carfreewithkids.blogspot.com
    Dorea Vierling-Claassen Nov 17, 2009
  • It is hard to figure out the kid carrying gear isn't it? Our kids are similar in age spread to yours, 5 months and 3 years. The little one isn't on the bike yet, but we've been riding with our oldest in a double wooden seat from Rob Hanson on this list for about a year now, and we LOVE it. Some more info on our setup (including contact info for Rob, and a photo of the complete bike...
    doreavc Oct 22, 2009
  • Heather-- I haven't gotten all the way through your responses, but I wanted to let you know about a problem we had (and are having) with the peapod that you might consider before you choose your bike. After checking in any way I knew how (unfortunately at the time I didn't know about this list), I was under the impression that the peapod would fit on my pretty vanilla MTB style...
    Dorea Sep 12, 2008