Wee ride, for a half pint parent
So I’m not blessed with the stature of a NBA basketball player, 5’9″ on a good day, I ride a small MTB, and cross bike. I’ve tried installing a standard wee ride today, and it’s just not going to work, there’s not enough room between me and the bars to fit the little un in. The back of the seat was just about rubbing on my front. Getting on and off, nearly impossible.
I’m looking for an alternative, is there one? Maybe one that sits lower,or further forward? Or, am I going to have to resort to the rear mounted child seat, which I can probably mount on the cross bike.
Suggestions please…Posted 5 years ago
I have also been looking into this as I have a 5 month old which I will be getting out on the bike as soon as possible. After doing plenty of Google research, I reckon the iBert that 2tyred recommends is the best option.Posted 5 years ago
Unfortunately I have trimmed the steerer on both my bikes fairly short. My Covert has the option of 20mm of spacers below the stem with a shuffle around. Will this be enough for the iBert?
2tyred, did you split the stem spacers to help the ‘stinger’ clamp tighten sufficiently? Or is it ok, tight enough not to swivel, with intact stem spacers?igmSubscriber
For the on and off, get whichever dropper seat post works for you.
Works a treat, far easier to load child as you can straddle the bike, and it’s a legitimate family-endorsed reason to get a dropper post.
The Weeride has been on both my Alpine 160 (18″) and my wife’s Five (14″). Both work.Posted 5 years ago
Even with the reverb dropper post the wee ride was just not doing it for us, knees bashing off it, and Amelia’s helmet bumping off my chin just isn’t what we’re looking for.
I’ll have a look at the ibert, looks like it’ll do the job, and a money back guarantee if it’s it suitable.Posted 5 years ago
About 6 months or so I think, once they were comfortable sitting up.
Several rides ended with a small sleeping head resting in the crook of my arm!
EDIT – I’m completely useless at remembering what happened when, so it might have been later than that! Certainly before they were a year old though.
EDIT part 2 – My kids have outgrown it, so happy to sell it on once I’ve found it. Got the seat, fixing pin and two stinger clamps. If anyone wants a shot to see how it fits, I’m just outside Glasgow. Email in profile.Posted 5 years ago
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