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    Burley Piccolo

    My family and I recently did the "Bike the Bridge" thing in Frisco. We rented bikes and rode over the Golden Gate Bridge and back. Fun time, but the best is that my six-year old really took to riding behind dad and pedaling on the "half bike" attached to the Marin mountain bike I was riding...a trail-along Burley Piccolo. She wants one so that she can start riding with me regularly, and I want to find one for that very same reason.

    Anyone have a used Burley Piccolo that I could buy from them? Thanks.

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    Look at a Trail-Gator

    I looked long and hard at Burley Piccolos but couldn't find a decent used one locally and didn't like the +-$250 price tag. Instead, I went with something called a Trail-Gator or Tail-Gator, can't remember exactly which. Nashbar carries them for about $80. It simply clamps your kidís bike (front wheel up in the air) to your seat post. It's heavy as you'd expect four feet of thick steel pipe to be and I wouldn't want to attach it to anything carbon, but it works well. My kid loves it. As an added bonus, it takes just a minute to detach bikes should your kid want to ride around autonomously -- something you can't do with a Burley.

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    Trek also makes trail-a-bikes. My kid loves his. Don't think it cost me $250 new, either.

    http://www2.trekbikes.com/Bikes/Kids..._241/index.php

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    2nd that

    Everybody in my house loves the trail gator -off road or on.

    - Chris

    Quote Originally Posted by frank_grupt
    I looked long and hard at Burley Piccolos but couldn't find a decent used one locally and didn't like the +-$250 price tag. Instead, I went with something called a Trail-Gator or Tail-Gator, can't remember exactly which. Nashbar carries them for about $80..

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    Adams Trail-A-Bike

    Several models with/without gears, folding-frame, etc.

    One place you should look is craigslist.org and check the bike listings for your city/metro area. I see trail-bikes show up occassionally and sold ours that way when our kids outgrew it.

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    Thanks all. I did search craigslist.org, and voila! Actually found a GREAT deal on a slightly used (ridden 5x) Piccolo on the West Coast. The good news is the owner is willing to ship it to Tennessee. Only $175 door-to-door. Surprisingly enough that is a great deal on the trail-a-bike.

    Hello quality time with my daughter and with my bike!

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