Thanks Andrew for posting photos from the Cargo bike event, including this one at http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/photo/imgp5278
A photo of an orange coloured tandem: pedalling child at front, adult in the middle and a baby seat at the rear.
This month a question on AC as to whether one could have a tandem bike for adult plus child. I do not recall the cyclist - do you?
This might suit a Prospect BUG member. Can anyone provide details please?
That was quick - I had only just uploaded the photos. I can only upload 16 in a batch, so there are more to come.
I can't help with the tandem in the picture. Your friend might also want to look at the Trek T900 (it's what my bike is based on). The back seat can go very low. It depends what size child.
Simon (not Andrew)
Sorry, I know your name is Simon. I also emailed Andrew (I think).
Simon, I like your bike with its huge platform. Edith was cycling with a tag-along, until the second child arrived. Eventually able to try a child's seat for the baby, but the positioning makes it awkward. The Dutch company produces a tandem that looks like it can be set up for adult + 2 pedalling children; or adult + pedalling child + child's seat; or converted with a cargo box. This looks like the best solution for her, except the potential price of a quality Dutch cargo bike.
For adult + 1 pedalling child. Possible to add baby seat. Possible to replace pedalling child position with cargo box at front. 2.35m long
For adult + 2 pedalling children. Possible to add a baby seat.
http://www.onderwaterfiets.nl/ at Links has photo of adult, then pedalling child, then backwards facing child in baby seat.
I cannot understand the Dutch language web, so will email Dutch Cargo Bikes in Melbourne. Being a quality Dutch cargo bike, might be outside Edith's budget.
Another option that I've just remembered is the 'Buddy Bike'. Not cheap, and not for everyone, it is certainly 'interesting'.
Thanks Simon. I arrived at the cargo bike event after some people left, including the person with the Onderwaterfiets. So did not inspect it but the photo looks like the height of the child's saddle and handlebars can be adjusted, and therefore get more years of use. Does anyone know the owner of the Onderwaterfiets and if an AC member?