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Twins + 5 yr old (can't find a U+2)

Posted By: Kneale Metcalf
Date: 6 February 2008

We have 3 girls - twins (nearly 4 yrs) and a 5 yr old. Last year we enjoyed a number of bike rides upto 25 miles mostly on tracks. I cycled with the oldest on a tag a long, my wife pulled the twins in a cheapish trailer. It generally worked very well and towards the end of the season the twins sucessfully had turns on the tag a long.
I have been actively trying to get a solution which would allow us to cycle this coming summer. I have thought of all sorts of combinations, none of which are ideal:

1) Pashley U+2 - seems best option, but no longer made and rare as hens teeth. The don't even turn up on Ebay. Adams made a double tag a long for a while, it is also very rare.

2) Better trailer for girls. They now weigh about 30kg, this seems unlikely to be an option.

3) Tandem with tag a long, or triple (eg the Thorn for sale at present). Possibly with kiddie cranks. This option is expensive and I am concerned about how transportable it would all be as we have a VW Sharan.

4) Have something made - likely again to be prohibitively expensive.

I am keen to get something sorted before spring. I keep hoping active searching locally + Ebay will end up with the solution, but am a bit demoralized.

Any suggestions or advice appreciated,

Kneale

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