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Old 06-09-2011, 12:02 PM
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I would like to take my 1 year old daughter on on some bike rides when I go. I have a Trek 4300. Any of you use one that you would recommend.
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The best and safest bike seat on the market is the Topeak. It runs around $159.00. Whatever you do do not get a department store seat it will have a low back that will not go over the babies head and the plastic protector that is supposed to keep feet out of the spokes will not install correctly. Also do not get a seat that mounts in the front of the bike..................
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My wife has the one that bikem posted and it seems to work well. The thing you need to make sure of is that your child is able to hold up their head with no problems. Remember they wil get shaking around some and they need to be able to hold their head in place or they will look like a bobble head. You will learn real quick how many bumps are in the road because now you will feel & try to avoid them.
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We used to ride on the handlebars, no wonder we are where we are in this country...........


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I have one like the one pictured. It is very sturdy and has lasted for several years. It is still in very good condition and my daughter can't fit in it anymore. It is easy to remove, also. Push one button, release a velcro strap, and off it comes.
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We used to ride on the handlebars, no wonder we are where we are in this country...........


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She just turned one. Don't think she is ready for that yet. I'll take a look at the seat mentioned. Thanks.
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I also would be concerned about her neck. Even if the side to side movement was supported the vertical jarring on the vertebra would be a major concern. Especially long term effects.

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I also would be concerned about her neck. Even if the side to side movement was supported the vertical jarring on the vertebra would be a major concern. Especially long term effects.

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I would think her neck would be ok. She's already doing forward rolls across the living room floor. I will keep that in mind though.
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I have the topeak seat too. Works very well. My son was one and a half when we started using it. It has little shocks on it to smooth out the bumps. He loves it.
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I had one of those chariot behind the bike things. I liked it better because:
1) She was protected from the elements
2) If I ever took a spill, she would be fine.
3) It also converted to a pulk (pull behind you when skiiing/snowshoeing) or a jogging stroller.
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Had my daughter on a Topeak since she was 2 1/2. Nice stable unit, easy to remove if needed. 1 might be a bit young yet.
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Agree with the Topeak. Expensive but you can always sell it when she gets older or use it for another child.

I am a big proponent of wearing a helmet. Two of my friends have been hit by cars. I see parents taking young kids for a bike ride and the kid wears a helmet but the parents don't. Set a good example because sh*t happens and it could save your life. If you don't, how can you expect your kids to when they get older. Pet peeve of mine.
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