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I've attached a rack to my bike, this one:

rack

Now my question is: what are my options for bags or something I can attach to it? I'm not asking about a product rec, just for a list of options with pros and cons for each.

The rack was bought primary to mount a child seat on it, so if there are options to carry both a seat and a bag it would be great.

  • Have the child hold the bag? – Swifty Feb 26 at 14:00
  • @Swifty I dont think he can carry a reasonable bag. Even if he could - there is no way to convince him not to throw it away. He's 1.5 years old) – k102 Feb 26 at 14:43
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    Ah, he’s a bit of a weight weenie, would ditch the bag to go faster, smart kid. – Swifty Feb 26 at 15:39
  • Could you add a picture of the rack, with seat attached, fitted to your own bike? I've done a couple of things like this myself, but I'm not sure if they'd be suitable. Also you may have room to wear a backpack - I tended not to until I could ask my daughter if it was OK – Chris H Feb 26 at 16:21
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Without a specific recommendation from the manufacturer about a way to have both bags and a child seat, I would not recommend it. Most of universal rack panniers have some sorts of straps going over rack's rails which would interfere with the child seat.

Consider another option: move the load forward, i.e. install a front rack to carry bags. This way the bike would be even more balanced when carrying the weight.

  • Another option is to use the style of child's seat that sits over the top tube. That's better balance than having the kid out the back. – Criggie Feb 27 at 10:23

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