- Show me how you do kids bike seat and luggage please
wwaswas, I need one of those QI buzzer things 🙂
Stoner, I have no idea what that is but I like it!
Edit: … though if mrs blobby finds out we could fit two kids on the bike… 😕
Double edit: Just spotted the side stand. Would never normally consider one but can see it being a good idea with a kids seat.Posted 4 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
I have the hamax pannier that fits onto their rack and seat combo – it’s just a normal pannier with a half flap in the top to allow the footrest to poke down into it. They’re OK for recreational stuff, don’t have all that much room though.
Would like to use it for the commute as I drop my daughter off in the child seat at nursery. Found it was doing my head in as the way it clips onto the rack is quite awkward.Posted 4 years ago
Got a Hamax Caress kids seat that 15 month old Blobby Jr likes very much. Only problem is when I take him out in it I can’t really carry anything (a rucksack would be in his face) and it doesn’t look like panniers would fit under the seat.
Wondering how you all manage this situation? I notice Hamax do a rack that is meant to fit somehow. Is this any good? Luggage mounted elsewhere on the frame? Bar mounted maybe? Are some frames better than others for this in terms of fit?Posted 4 years agoalthepalSubscriber
Anyone in Glasgow seen the guy with all the weird and wonderful contraptions on Queen Margaret Drive?Posted 4 years ago
Has some very similar looking bikes to the ones linked above although they look a bit more spoony if you know what I mean. Think there’s even a BBC bike that uses half an oil drum!
(The irony of auto correct given the location.. obviously meant bbq bike!)takisawa2Subscriber
There’s always a Cargo-Bike…
Kona Ute in our case. A big investment but a truly life changing bike. Honestly.
Just to say, Stoner was the inspiration behind me getting the Ute. I was about to press the button on £550 worth of Xtracycle kit when Charliethebikemonger put that Ute on clearance for £600. I reckon it’s easily saved that in fuel but a priceless collection of memories to boot.Posted 4 years agoWillHMember
I have the same problem as my boy is about to grow out of his front-mounted seat and I wanted to avoid the ruck-sack-in-the-face situation. That, and I have two bags to carry – the boy’s rucksack and my pannier.
I currently have the Xtracycle bits in the spare bedroom ready to turn the commuter into a cargo bike (see Stoner’s post above), as it worked out about half the price of a cargo bike (I’m in NZ though, so price comparisons may be different for you). Part of me can’t wait to do the build, part of me still wants to get my money’s worth out of the front seat – the boy has almost outgrown it at 19 months…Posted 4 years ago
Front pannier racks may be a goer. Thought about a trailer but if I’m just taking the boy to the park or down the shops I don’t really want to bother with a trailer, not talking a huge amount of stuff.
Didn’t really want a new bike (well not another commuter anyway!) but shall check out that Kona. Liking the life changing stories 🙂Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
When he was 2:
I could fit a pair of small panniers on the rack under the seat.
Moved onto this when he was 3:
This at 4:
He’s now on his own bike, but son #2 is about to get on the child east so I’ll be starting again…Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
Thanks. Port Scolpaig, North Uist, just over a year ago. 🙂
Its an Old Man Mountain Sherpa rack. I bought it when I had a Thorn Raven Enduro as that had mounts specifically for that rack.
P6270152 by ir_bandito, on Flickr
Rack has a lot of choices of bracketry to fit various arrangments. Voodoo has a set of rack mounts by the dropouts, and removable V-brake mounts, so I was able to make it fit.
And its 26 wheel in a 26 frame. Its a 20″ frame size though so a bit of a gate, one day I’ll replace it with a Kona Raijin or Pipedreasm Skookum.Posted 4 years ago
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