Ring my bell

A week ago, I typed “iBert” into the search box on Craigslist, along with a few other front bicycle seat names, not really expecting to find anything.  Imagine my surprise when I found a recently listed iBert seat — for five dollars!

Cautiously excited (since there was no picture with the posting), I contacted the owner with a few questions.  She confirmed that it was in good shape and said she would just give it to me, so we set up a time to meet.  Wednesday night, Sir and I arrived home the proud owners of a lime green front bike seat!

The only hold up to using it?  We still need to get him a helmet.  I bought a basic toddler helmet at Target a few weeks ago, but with a starting head circumference of around 19 inches, it was still slightly too big.

There are toddler helmets that have a range that includes head circumferences down to 18 or so inches — we just need to get one.  We should have that resolved this week, but not using our new toy over the weekend was hard.

I installed the seat on Sunday afternoon and practiced getting Gabriel in and out.  I resisted the temptation to go for a spin around the block.

Initial verdict — he likes it much better than the trailer!  I showed him the bike bell, thinking it would take him awhile to catch on and figure it out for himself.  Not so much . . . .

Come back next week for the iBert test ride report.


  1. Tracy says:

    Children’s Hospital has a Safety Stop where they have toddler helmets for only $10. All that you have to do is make an appointment and let them fit it to him. We went last Spring and B has an adorable blue helmet with bugs on it that he loves to wear. My helmet has been uncomfortable (although accident free), so I was so happy to find out that they had adult helmets also for $10. Both helmets are making their wearers happy!!! Check it out, he might have to be one years old, I am not sure.

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