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by latequartet
5 Jan 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Help me work out how to transport my growing family!
Replies: 11
Views: 1569

Re: Help me work out how to transport my growing family!

We have taken up to four bikes, two adult and two children's bikes on trains in Scotland and England frequently and it's quite a bit about learning what the situation is train by train. We used Follow-Me tandem hitches to link the adult bike to the child bike up until the children were five. After t...
by latequartet
5 Jan 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 1685

Re: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?

Fascinating! Really intriguing. So the MTB was steel framed and then you've welded on a piece of steel from the existing bottom bracket to the BMX forks have you, under the box. It looks like a box shaped piece of steel, not tubular ... hard to see? What's below the stem of the handlebars ... a new ...
by latequartet
4 Jan 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 1685

Re: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?

It'd be interesting to see a pic landusud! Good-on-you for welding / building!
by latequartet
1 Oct 2018, 6:25pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: toddler Bike Seat advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Re: toddler Bike Seat advice

We used Yepp Maxi and then Yepp Junior mounted on the rear rack ... that meant having a rack long enough that you could also hang luggage on ... we found ways round that: either you can get a rack extender or in our case a custom rack.
by latequartet
1 Oct 2018, 6:22pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 1685

Re: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?

We used FollowMe Tandems for about 5 years as a solution, plus sometimes a cycle trailer behind the child's bicycle too. ( https://www.followmetandem.co.uk ).
by latequartet
1 Oct 2018, 6:19pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Child Friendly Guided Cycling Holiday.
Replies: 11
Views: 1422

Re: Child Friendly Guided Cycling Holiday.

Do you mean a holiday where there's a group leader with other families cycling?
by latequartet
20 May 2017, 10:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Kids gloves that are thin and waterproof
Replies: 6
Views: 3669

Re: Kids gloves that are thin and waterproof

Appreciate the feedback.

The memory of sodden freezing hands is seared in the memory of both children; we had two days on tour when respite from being really uncomfortable could have been helped by such gloves. It's top of both their wishlists; we will provide warnings that they are not perfect!!
by latequartet
19 May 2017, 9:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Kids gloves that are thin and waterproof
Replies: 6
Views: 3669

Kids gloves that are thin and waterproof

We've scouted around to no avail, for summer-time waterproof (or neoprene???); we have a rainy tour planned in the summer; that's the top of the wish list for our 5 and 7 year olds. Any thoughts, please?
by latequartet
7 May 2016, 9:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: frame-mounted side-stand stronger than a Hebie 611
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: frame-mounted side-stand stronger than a Hebie 611

Thanks, and sorry, Elizabethsdad (not Elizabeth) ... it is actually a kickstand (Hebie) mounted on the chain stay right by the rear axle that we're wanting to replace with something strong.
by latequartet
7 May 2016, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: frame-mounted side-stand stronger than a Hebie 611
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: frame-mounted side-stand stronger than a Hebie 611

Thanks Elizabeth, we do know about the wide range of alternatives, but are specifically looking for a frame-mounted side-stand stronger than a Hebie 611.
by latequartet
7 May 2016, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: frame-mounted side-stand stronger than a Hebie 611
Replies: 5
Views: 413

frame-mounted side-stand stronger than a Hebie 611

We have a new bike, with frame mounting holes on the chain stay. The Hebie 611 is not strong enough and has failed (at less than the 25kg max load), any suggestions of an alternative replacement side-stand (before we consider a bigger shift in kickstand choices), that will mount in the same place?
by latequartet
4 May 2016, 6:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: ... of beach camping with traffic free coast paths
Replies: 28
Views: 2738

Re: ... of beach camping with traffic free coast paths

Thanks Pete, yes we've been looking eagerly about time along the Dutch coast and the first two Friesan islands :) :D
by latequartet
1 May 2016, 9:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20 inch tyre comparison Schwalbe Durano / Nutrak
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: 20 inch tyre comparison Schwalbe Durano / Nutrak

Just curious: why deny a 4yr old of the benefits of wider tyres :? Thanks: an expressed preference and they're going cheap at 5.99: a contrast with the chunky Kenda 20 x 1.5s I like the Kenda Small Block Eights 20x1.5 as specced on Frogs and Islabikes. Grippy and secure on all surfaces, but roll we...
by latequartet
30 Apr 2016, 10:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20 inch tyre comparison Schwalbe Durano / Nutrak
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: 20 inch tyre comparison Schwalbe Durano / Nutrak

Thanks Brucey, too, I think the Conti Sport looks a bit more grippy than the Durano, especially more than the Nutrak(?), they're all 20 x 406, which is what I'm hoping for: the only thing about the Nutrak is someone's selling them for 5.99 each!!