Congrats. That's really cool you found one.  Don't beat it up "too" much.

My 2 cents:  

-  If by "riv stock" you mean nitto, consider using a different, cheap 
seatpost for a while.  The kid seat will most likely clamp around the post 
and mar it up.  Not long after that, you'll likely get a trail-a-bike that 
will do the same thing.  Get a nice one down the road.

-  As I mentioned in a similar thread recently, don't over-think the kid 
stuff or splurge on "high end" items.  You'll be discarding it before you 
know it, and it all adds up in cost quickly.  The seats from Kmart, Cosco, 
etc. are perfectly adequate.

- Agree, a kickstand is key (but obviously don't try to load the kid in the 
seat while relying on it.)

-  Another consideration:  Burly trailers are pretty nice and my kids 
seemed to like it more than the rear seat, and for a longer period of 
time.  Easier to load and ride.  Better in cold weather, hot sun, rain.  
Plus, you can carry all sorts of gear and food and toys at the same time.  
Or use it for shopping with no kid.

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 8:43:58 PM UTC-7, Drw wrote:
> Providence or bad luck had it that Rivendell would find a hidden roscoe 
> bubbe mountain mixte on the same day that i was looking for one on the 
> group, and then right after i bought it and felt like i was super 
> impulsive, they sent out the email that made me feel good about spending 
> money i dont really have today.... so i added a wheelset to the order... 
> to, you know.... keep supporting them. 
>  My main reason for looking for this type of bike is to turn it into a kid 
> carrying thing for the next 2 years.  i feel like the step thru is gonna 
> make baby mounting, stopping/starting and getting on/off feel much more 
> stable, OR i always thought these frames were badass and this feels like a 
> legitimate reason i can convince myself of. 
> Anyway, i've got a vintage trek mtb that will be donating some parts. i'd 
> like to set this up as a 1x with a big cassette, which will be a new 
> venture for me. 
> heres the list of what ive already got. in my head, i'm thinking 
> apocalypse s240 baby carriage and i'm gonna do my best to treat the bike 
> unpreciously (hopefully the lack of lugs will encourage some roughness)
> -nitto bullmoose cockpit with thumb shifters
> -riv budget 650b wheelset (alex rims and lx hubs)
> -riv stock headset, seatpost, bb
> I'm looking for recommendations on 
> -baby seats  (and/or racks that work with them if needed)
> -other kid bike things besides seats that you found useful that i dont 
> even know exist yet
> -tires
> -1x crank and other 1x things i should be considering. 
> -big cassette

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