Whilst i'm not against child seats or even trailers they both have drawbacks if we get as far as more than a park ride. In my travels i've come across various answers from a cycle 'bus' to assorted passenger trike arrangements. However the one that has attracted my attention, for various reasons is the two wheel, front cargo arrangement possibly in Ebike format (i'm not getting younger and we live in the Pennines).
On the face of it it looks like a very good solution to the age old problems of ease of loading, maneuverability and adaptability.
The plusses as I see it for this set up are
- easy control
Good forward view for pilot and passenger
Easy conversion from child to luggage transport and adaption as child grows
Enough space for child's entertainment/luggage
Only one vehicle to transport
- heavy (but so is a trailer)
Expensive (even un powered)
Difficult to transport
Have I missed anything there?
Does anyone have any experience of using this set up? (maybe even as just a cargo mover)
I'll not be needing to buy for a year/eighteen months so it's not urgent but I'm keen to start accumulating information. Currently i'm looking at the Riese & Mueller machines, Load, Packster 40, 60 and 80 but i'm more than open to other potential machines. Whilst there are budget considerations, I don't want to reduce options by setting a silly low budget.
So over to you guys.