Helpful information from a 79-year-old Grandpa riding his Grand-Toddler on the back…

Here we have a growing list that our friend William Robinson is putting together of modifications he is making to his Bike Friday Haul-a-Day cargo E-Bike. It’s like have an Ikea Bike because it’s so modular.


City Hall Photo Op. Took grand-daughter downtown in her Hamax seat on my HaD to share the love with City Manager and Safe Routes to School team.

“Love the assist. My 79-year-old knees and other joints value the boost when scampering across an intersection. I weigh 172 lbs. Bike weight of the bike with battery, motor, lock. whoopee deux and front basket is 76 lbs. It is almost evenly divided, front to rear. With grand-toddler on the back, the assist is an invaluable fatigue eliminator…”

The best way to lay out your bike when you pull it out of the box

“Child seat by Hamax, a good alternative to Yepp. My 17-month-old grand daughter has her helmet; we first need warmer weather. I will add felt to the inner surfaces of the leg shields. That will prevent chafing the paint on the pipes.”

Rear dynamo tail light custom mount
– Water Bottle mount –
Two 1-1/2″ straps hold ordinary bottle mount securely to seat tube.
Modified my old Thule bike rack to carry my HaD. The rack was limited to 48″ so I shortened the frame to the same. I am 5’6″ and 79 years old. I can get the HaD on and off by myself.
Failure teaches. The first attempt, pulling on the SKS fender was foolish. Discovering the unused pannier lugs allowed fabrication of a three legged bracket. It is independent of the fender. It works marvelously and allows very tight turns without challenge to the bracket or shoes. And it reduces the amount of front wheel turning when using the kickstand.

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