29 May 2008

Use a sponge mop to push the tricycle and save your back

Catherine, your hack may prevent hundreds of back strains this summer:

I just bought my 3 year-old a tricycle this weekend and after assembly, she immediately wanted me to push her while she steered. My father and I took turns breaking our backs with this exercise, then he stepped into the house and returned with a mop. I watched in amazement as he quicky turned our standard sponge mop into a makeshift handle for the tricycle. Just place the rectangular head of the mop up against the base or seat back and push away. Worked like a charm!

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Anything to save an aching back is great! I wonder if you used a mop or something that has a top that can be removed and a thread on the end and maybe drill a hole to accomodate the threaded pole. Maybe you can actually attach it onto the bike? But who really has that kind of tool to drill through thick metal?

Anything to save an aching back is great! I wonder if you used a mop or something that has a top that can be removed and a thread on the end and maybe drill a hole to accomodate the threaded pole. Maybe you can actually attach it onto the bike? Screw it off when you're done....But who really has that kind of tool to drill through thick metal?

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