Trailer for older kids

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DaveC2
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Trailer for older kids

Postby DaveC2 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:59 am

Hi - I do a twice weekly comute of ~5 miles each way with one or two kids. I've been using a Shetland trailer, which is starting to come apart and has never been very weather proof. In addition at 4 and 2 the kids are starting to get a bit squashed in it. Any recomendations on which tailers to go for to get another couple of years out of it? A couple from the Chariot range look good (the Chabrolet XL and the Comfort) orfrom the Burley range the Cub or the Bee. Any advice on which to go for? I need space and waterproofness as the main criterial.

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Postby LizPirrie » Thu Nov 15, 2007 16:28 pm

Dave we just bought a Trek go-bug for our tall-for-his-age 4 year old. Plenty leg room and very weather proof. Pricey, but I'm hoping to get another two summers out of it.

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Postby hamstercp » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:47 pm

We have a Burley Bee - and its fine (but getting a bit cramped) for two boys 5 and 2.
It's well made and I strongly recommend it. I had a Kool-Stop / Winchester one before which was heavier and noisier.

If you are in Hants / Dorset give me a PM and come and try it.

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Postby spen666 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 15:25 pm

you need a bike like the Goodies had- the kids are old enough to act as stokers for you :twisted: :evil:
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Postby motopat » Wed Nov 28, 2007 21:56 pm

spen666 wrote:you need a bike like the Goodies had- the kids are old enough to act as stokers for you :twisted: :evil:


:lol: titter

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Postby pigman » Fri Dec 07, 2007 15:56 pm

spen666 wrote:you need a bike like the Goodies had- the kids are old enough to act as stokers for you :twisted: :evil:


I know your sort... stokers my a#se. you want them to push you around all day

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Postby Cunobelin » Fri Dec 07, 2007 21:01 pm

pigman wrote:
spen666 wrote:you need a bike like the Goodies had- the kids are old enough to act as stokers for you :twisted: :evil:


I know your sort... stokers my a#se. you want them to push you around all day


Kids love being able to do this!

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Postby spen666 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 15:38 pm

pigman wrote:
spen666 wrote:you need a bike like the Goodies had- the kids are old enough to act as stokers for you :twisted: :evil:


I know your sort... stokers my a#se. you want them to push you around all day


No, I like to push little kids around- it makes me feel dead hard and big :wink:
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Postby Tdr1nka » Fri Dec 14, 2007 19:25 pm

I have noticed that if my 5 year-old slows her pedalling on our MTB + tag-a-long tandem it starts to really drag.

She loves to do the pedalling by herself and there are a couple of straight, flat roads on our route where we have some momentum and she can keep us at 15mph quite happily.

T x


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