my two cents (because that is all I have left having recently gone down 
this path). Rear seat fits for a much longer time than a stem mounted 
style. I found the Yepp the outstanding choice (having had a couple of both 
kids and seats). We used the seat tube mounted model, clamped like a vise, 
felt like you could carry twice the stated limit and the mounting point 
lowered the center of gravity a bit.

Mandatory in my book is a double kickstand

Surly single chainrings are pretty good and come in many different sizes.

as far as something my wife "invented" she took a piece of elastic tied 
around her waist, attached half a dozen toys to it, so with Everly on the 
Yepp the toys were right at eye and hand level.

one more tip, try and get the gearing so low that rider will never stand, 
when you stand (my wife is a masher) the bike jumps forward almost 
inpercievably but when you are riding next to the baby seat you can her 
helmet lurching back and forth.

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:43:58 PM UTC-8, 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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