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FollowMe Tandem - Parent-Child Bicycle Coupling

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If your kid’s bike has a different kind of axle on the front wheel then you want to purchase either the quick release axle extension or the hollow-axle extension as add-on parts. It’s not a case of attaching a bar and tightening a bolt and away you go, but more of a logical sequence of stages that take time to work through. In summary, a well-constructed product that is very secure in use, with no unnerving flexing or movement for either rider or passenger.

If it is possible to leave the hitch on, would you know if we’d need to get the longer adult’s bike axle they offer (150-175 mm)? With the FollowMe cycle hitch it is solid as a rock, tracking the corner tightly and with no unusual movements. It only takes a few moments to attach the frame to the adult bike: a little force to open it wide, then drop it onto the axle nuts, and it’s easy to turn thumb screws to secure it. This is where my biggest criticism of the FollowMe lies: the frame rattles a lot when folded away, and requires periodic tweaking to minimise noise and to avoid clashes with the bike.First, there is the axle adapter that is needed to connect the frame two the rear axle of your bike. To wrap this review up, I would like to jump on answering some questions that I get quite often from other parents or that I had before I purchased our FollowMe and couldn’t find any answers to before figuring it out all by myself.

The clearance from the centre of my back wheel to the driving surface of the tire cannot exceed 380mm or 38cm On one bike it will likely not clear, the other may have another 0. Attaching and detaching the child’s bike is quick and easy to do, much quicker than with the Trail-Gator. Also be aware that heavier kids cause more wobble, so while the FollowMe Tandem can accommodate 12″ to 20″ bikes, any wobble felt would be more drastic on a 20″ bike than a 12″ bike.With a unique and stable coupling mechanism, the FollowMe tandem can quickly connect an adult bike to a kid’s bike. The above does not apply to bikes, which we have to assemble and inspect before repacking for dispatch. Quickly mounted: In seconds - without tools or mounting parts - you have your child docked in a few simple steps. On closer inspection, I noticed that the down tube bracket had come loose and slipped off the velcro strap that it goes round.

If your bike has wheel nuts, a hub gear, or a thru-axle, you can still install the FollowMe but you will need to request the appropriate adapter kit. Again, if your kid’s bike has the average front axle that is held in place by nuts, you should be good with what comes in the “base package”. Crucially, it means we can use routes that don’t have provision for such a young child to ride on their own. There appears to be a dedicated FollowMe distributor here in the UK, but they have no information on the "fake axle" extension that I can see. This happened to me when I was carrying my son in his bike seat to the emergency room for a head wound!My wife and I are planning a 5-month tour where each of us will be pulling something: One will pull the followme+child’s bike and the other will pull a child trailer. A Swiss design, the FollowMe Tandem is a clever parental tandem hitch for coupling a children's bicycle to an adult bicycle. It take a while to be fitted properly, but once done you can be assured that your child bike is not leaning nor it will detached. To sum it up: AFAIK, it's the only available solution if you want to be able to pull your kid along, whilst retaining the option to have your child cycle on his/her own. The FollowMe Tandem Coupling attaches to the rear axle of the adult's bike, so there is no problem putting a child seat on the rear rack.

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