This was our original kid setup for the Edgerunner by Xtracycle we got in November:
Then we switched which kid was in the crate and bought the Yepp seat (and took off the Hooptie):
Now we have made another change. It looks like this:
My older son was scraping his legs on the crate- it was far too narrow for him. But he still needed a back rest so his brother wouldn't kick him while we were riding. Just a little personal space goes a long way.
So we made him a wooden seat. We actually made two in case we need a second one day.
|After this photo, we took off the tape and did the bottoms and then did 2 layers of varnish on each one.|
|To install it, we set it where we wanted it to go and used an awl to mark where the pre-drilled holes were on the deck (poking from the bottom up). The we used a drill bit and made holes in the seat.|
We took the screws and nuts from the original crate seat and put them to use again here.
|After this photo, we added storage for each kid: the one in back has his handlebar bag but it is attached to a piece of plumbing instead of handlebars (the plumbing piece is screwed onto the back of his brother's seat). The kid in front has a plastic basket (we had been storing batteries in said container in the garage) which is the length of one arm rest. It is now screwed onto the outside of one arm rest. Look for a future post on these.|