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'Family Bike'

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kafka Wed 02-Jul-08 19:36:29

Have read about this bike, all I know about it is that it can take two child seats and is Italian. Have 'googled' it but cannot find where to buy - cany anyone help?

kafka Wed 02-Jul-08 19:37:38

Apologies for the multi posts blush

BetteNoire Wed 02-Jul-08 19:38:00

I thought this thread title was about my SIL. grin

kafka Wed 02-Jul-08 19:55:21

Agree unfortunate name but I need a bike that I get both of my lovlies on!! and this could be it smile

mloo Wed 02-Jul-08 20:13:27

link to look at it?

BetteNoire Wed 02-Jul-08 20:16:28

I think kafka is having difficulty in finding it, hence the thread. smile

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Aefondkiss Wed 02-Jul-08 20:20:03

there is a pull along that Pashley do, that has two seats with pedals, that attach to the adult bike, v expensive.

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Aefondkiss Wed 02-Jul-08 20:31:08

this isn't what I was thinking of but it is good

Takver Wed 02-Jul-08 20:33:30

If you can't find one, have you thought of either a kiddy back tandem with child seat (have met a woman who did this, seemed to work well), or alternatively a Pashley U+2 as mentioned above. I assume that a trailer isn't an option?
There is also a german tagalong bike + childseat combination.
I know that the U+2 is expensive, but I imagine that the family bike would be too.
I used to use a Phillips double tagalong bike, and it was very useful although bloody hard work up the hills.

kafka Wed 02-Jul-08 20:34:23

Is there a Dutch site that you can give me a link too, thanks all


kafka Wed 02-Jul-08 20:35:09

sorry DA just seen your link and thanks for you offer re the language

kafka Wed 02-Jul-08 20:35:11

sorry DA just seen your link and thanks for you offer re the language

kafka Wed 02-Jul-08 20:40:31

It is so difficult to know what to do, not really a cyclist so not up on all the ins and outs. The other option I am considering is a ordinary bike plus child seat that will seat a child up to six years plus a hookie thing that you attach to a four year old's ordinary bike when they get tired traliergate can't remember what it is called. Need to go to a specialist shop, went into Evans today and they were not at all helpful.

Takver Wed 02-Jul-08 20:42:49

How old are your children kafka, and do you want the bike for day to day transport or for trips out? And do you live somewhere flat or very hilly? I think that different things might be appropriate, depending.

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kafka Wed 02-Jul-08 20:45:36

4.6 and 2 and really need bike for the school run/short trips with one or both children. School has precipitated my move towards a bike as it is a half hour walk without a bike. Live in London, reasonably flat ish some hills - thanks Takver appreciate any advice.

Takver Wed 02-Jul-08 20:47:31

Have you looked at london recumbents site - they have lots of things a bit like the dutch family bike.
I personally would be cautious about having a front and back seat - I found even just one seat made the bike less stable than normal. If the children are small enough for a bike seat, I would go for a trailer instead myself.

kafka Wed 02-Jul-08 20:48:09

Thanks DA just seen your post, really appreciate the help.

kafka Wed 02-Jul-08 20:48:11

Thanks DA just seen your post, really appreciate the help.

kafka Wed 02-Jul-08 20:48:12

Thanks DA just seen your post, really appreciate the help.

Aefondkiss Wed 02-Jul-08 20:50:24

I have a trailer buggy that attaches to my bike, I use it three times a day, it takes my two children, max load 45kg, max age is 6.

kafka Wed 02-Jul-08 20:53:20

I have a look at the recumbent site and they look so big and expensive, do you think that trailing my ds's bike when he is tired plus a child seat would be easier than two childseats on one bike?

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