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Bicycle built for two…

Since I’ll be stuck at home with the baby, I’ve been thinking about buying a bicycle and fitting it with a bicycle rack so that I can go places with the little girl.

Many people cycle around these parts and a few of my friends cycle too, I wouldn’t need to move out of our current apartment – I can just cycle to the wet market every morning after the boy goes to school 😀

Here’s what the Bell COCOON 500 Deluxe Child Carrier looks like at the back of a bicycle.

The child will be as securely strapped as she is to a 5-point harness car seat.

I love to ride a bicycle especially if there are no hilly areas – it’s nice to feel the wind in your hair.

Bell COCOON 500 Deluxe Child Carrier

Plus, it’s a great way to get around and it’s environmentally-friendly 😀

Other brands are:
1. Schwinn Deluxe Child Carrier (US),
2. Peg Perego Orion Blue/Red Front Mount Child Seat (European brand – remember their famous baby strollers),
3. Topeak Babyseat II with Disc Mount Rack and
4. the Thule RideAlong Child Bike Seat and Thule RideAlong Child Bike Seat which are more expensive.

A used made in China bike costs about RMB300+ while an imported brand costs about RMB600+.

The bike rack will set us back at least US$59-100 (unless I can find a used one in excellent condition) but all in, the total cost is cheaper than moving out of our current apartment.

IF I do get the bike, I’ll have to keep it a secret from the boy or he’ll definitely demand to be toted around at the back of the bike too!

I could probably only do that during the weekends when Hubby is around to take over the little girl.

Wish me luck!

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  • Hooi Ling August 27, 2010, 2:46 pm

    My dear, I really think that the idea of using bike to go to market is excellent! Here at The Netherlands, I saw some parents bring their kids to market and shopping with this kind of carrier: “Chariot Carriers CX 2 Stroller / Trailer Chassis ” (you may search for this carrier at Google), and it is really nice and fun for the kids. Some of the carrier can even fit 2 kids in~ Anyway, this is just some thought and idea from a single fancy lady! Hehehe…….. :p Best of luck to you~

  • Kit September 13, 2010, 11:16 pm

    Hooi Ling – My biking dream is put on hold because I can’t find a safe baby carrier to strap te girl down. She’s really naughty because she can escape from her high chair! Luckily, the Graco Citisport stroller can keep her safe and secure. Until I can find the baby carrier, I’ll have to walk for now…

  • Hooi Ling September 16, 2010, 3:05 pm

    I will be here at Netherlands until mid Oct, if you need any help in searching for the baby carrier, please feel free to let me know. 🙂 See you soon! Take care! The girl is not naughty, she is just “a bit” active, I think~ Hehehe……….

  • Kit September 17, 2010, 10:35 am

    Hooi Ling – Can you check out how much they cost? Email, email, please! Thanks 😀

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