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Why can't a child bike seat be mounted on a carbon frame?

I have bought a BoBike junior bike seat for the rear of my bike which is a Cargo bike but the seat instruction says it can’t be mounted on carbon frames, baffles me as to why?
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Why do rear pannier racks have a raised “nose”?

I am tempted to saw off the raised "nose" on my unbranded 2nd hand pannier rack because it's forcing me to lift the child seat substantially, which obviously has implications on stability. But I feel ...
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Is it safe to put child seat on drivers seat post?

I purchased a Hamax child seat (not unlike this one), but when attaching it to the frame the child seat is too low and is touching the rear wheel. As you can see in the photo, I don't think I can ...
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Max weight of child, for rear bike seats - why is it always (seemingly) 22kg?

I had a rear child's bike seat on my old bike (which was stolen, boo hoo). It was a Yepp Maxi and was the kind that sits on a rack, rather than being mounted to the seat post. The maximum weight ...
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Baby seat for stoker's seat post on tandem

My wife and I used to both commute by bike, and now that our child is old enough to go on a bike, we'd like to do so again. She has already installed a front-mounted baby seat on her dutch-style bike, ...
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Child sleeping in bike trailer

My husband and I like to take our 3.5 year old daughter for bike rides and she rides in a trailer. But the problem is that she is sitting idly on a calm, mostly smooth ride on a bike path surrounded ...
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Not enough space between front mounted child bike seat and rider

I ride a city bike. We recently switched from using a trailer to a front bike seat for transporting our son: Unfortunately, the back of the child seat (Yepp Mini) does not leave much space for me to ...
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Can a child seat attached post-manufacture be as good an attachment as a manufacture installation?

I live in Japan. My wife has a regular good bicycle with a basket. I have a son who is 1 year and 8 months (he is 11 kilograms and is currently carried in a baby sling). My parents who live in ...
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What child seat would fit an old model Gary Fisher bike?

I have a Gary Fisher zebrano, bought some time around 2000. It's in perfectly good nick and i'd like to get a rear child seat for it to take my little boy out on it Unfortunately, my local bike a ...
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Are handlebar-mounted child seats illegal in Germany?

I was told that handlebar-mounted child seats such as the Yepp Mini and the Bobike Mini are illegal in Germany. People say a lot of things about what is and what isn't legal while biking in Germany. ...
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What type of bike I should buy if I need to ride with a toddler

Which Bike (Mountain, Hyibrid, Cruiser or Road bike) I should buy if I want to carry my 3 year old daughter on a Child Carrier (fits in rear). Here is one image of child Carrier I have. It attaches ...
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Milian Pere - Brompton child seat - installation instructions

My Milian Pere - mount to allow attaching a child seat to a Brompton folding bike - arrived in the mail today. This piece of hardware attaches to the Brompton. How do I attach a saddle to it so that ...
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Rear-steer tandem with middle child saddle

I saw a bike for hire in France, and I'd like to track down more details on it or something similar. Unfortunately the hire logos covered the manufacturer logos and the bike was locked up to others (...
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Carrying a child and balance bike on my bike

I have a child who is 2 1/2 years old (28 months actually) and he is about 98cm tall and weighs about 15-16kg. He has an Islabikes Rothan balance bike which is 3.5kg (7.7 pounds). When we go to ride ...
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Eye protection for child in bicycle child carrier

I'm finally at the stage where I'm about to install a front mounted WeeRide child carrier on one of my bikes, but one of the things I'm concerned about is eye protection for my child. I'm mainly ...
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WeeRide baby seat on a Trek FX7.5

Has anyone tried to fit a WeeRide baby seat on a Trek FX7.5 (a pre-2010 model). Did it work? If not, did you find any workaround? Thank you! Adina
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Can the iBert safe-T-seat be safely mounted behind the seat post?

I have the iBert front-mounting child seat. I've used it previously attached to my street bike as in the below image, but between the straight bars and the shifter triggers, I had to mount it so low ...
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Extender for HAMAX child-bike-seat?

I just bought my wife an awesome Merida Juliet. But our (existing) Hamax bike seat doesn't fit over the tire when mounted to the frame (just touches the back wheel) and mounted on the seat post the ...
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Are flip saddle posts available

When trying out the baby seat on my wife's e-bike, it was really easy to fit and remove because her saddle flips up to access the battery. It's a real pain threading the baby seat over the top of my ...
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Bolt size for the Weerider Kangaroo

I lost the main bolt for a Weerider Kangaroo, just wondering if someone has one and can tell me the size of the main bolt the one that attaches the seat to the bar.
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Child bike seat usage when approaching max weight

I've been reviewing some of the options for commuting your kid around (bike seat, trailers, mid tails, long tails, etc) and am having a hard time determining the best option. My daughter is 45lbs ...
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Single speed bike with child seat?

Are single speed bikes considered good bikes to use with child seats? I wasn't sure if the added weight of a four year old would make a single speed too hard to use. Will be using the bike on ...
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DIY solution for carrying kids on a long-john: ideas?

I ordered a long-john (namely, a Bullitt Clockwork) and - the official folding seat/composite honeycomb bottom being way too expensive for my budget, I am now in the process of building a passenger ...
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Front pannier and child-seat balance

I transport my 15 Kg kid on a child-seat. I want to set a pair of panniers. Even if I could put them on a rear rack (I don't know if I can), would it be a good idea to choose a front pannier system ...
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Baby Transportation Safety Statistics

Is there a resource comparing different safety statistics for transporting babies on bicycles, specifically using different methods? I'd like to see some information about how safe it is to compare a ...
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Any way to transport kids on a folding bike?

I LOVE my Strida, but have noticed that the only way to transport kids with it is in a trailer, which seems to defeat the purpose of a compact bike. I've seen a crazy expensive Brompton bar ...
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Babies on Bakfietsen: How young is too young?

When is it safe to transport a baby on a bakfiets? How does one know when a child is old enough for this? By "safe" I mean, protecting the child's brain from damage due to road vibration, pothole ...
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Safe child seat attachment

I was told by my bike shop that the bike I have can only mount a child seat at the seatpost. My son is 2 and I need a safe child seat for him. I have been having great difficulty finding one that ...
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I'm looking for options for carrying 2 children on the back

I'm looking at the Yuba Mundo with 2 Bobike Junior seats to carry my 4 and 6 year old children. First, does anybody know if those seats will mount on a Mundo? Second, I'm open to all other ...
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How can I find a biking club that has a group for riding with kids in a trailer?

How can I find a biking club that has a group for riding with kids in a trailer? I prefer to ride in a group.
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Child seat (or rack) at the seat post

I have 2 bikes (mountain and road) sometimes I use them in races (mostly MTB) so I don't want to have any fixed accessory on them. I'm looking for a child seat (or rack where a seat can be mounted) ...
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What kind of bike rack can go with this bike?

I'm looking for a bike rack to put on my bike so that I can hookup the baby seat with the bike. However, I don't see anywhere on my bike where I can mount the front bracket arms of the rack to it (...
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Trying to fit a Blackburn EX1 rack to my bike

My wife brought a second hand CoPilot Limo seat for her bike which came with a Blackburn EX1 rack. I have just tried to fit this but came accross a hopefully minor problem. Her bike is a Giant ...
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What's the best way for a beginner cyclist to carry children?

My sister has two children, aged 4 and 2. The 4 year old is starting to get confident on his bike and my sister is finding she can't keep up with him on foot any more. She hasn't ridden since she was ...
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Toddler bike seat vs. bike trailer?

Our 2.2 year old toddler seems very interested in a random, abandoned bike seat we found, so we're considering some method of letting him ride with us. But I am not sure whether to get ... A bike ...
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Do I need a Blackburn bike rack for my CoPilot Limo kids seat, or will the vintage Schwinn rack do?

I was given a CoPilot kids bike seat and the instructions say that it requires a Blackburn EX-1 rack. But will my Schwinn bike rack do the trick, safely?
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What child seats have a quick-release mechanism?

I'm looking to purchase a rear child seat for my almost-two-year-old. The main feature I'm interested in is being able to very quickly and easily take it on and off. This Yepp Maxi I saw in a ...
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Child seat: how to keep the child's head from falling forward?

When my child falls asleep in the child seat, his head falls forward. How can I keep his head back? The child seat is a modern type with a back that can be tilted back to prevent that. It works, but ...
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At what age/stage should my child be at before I start using a child seat?

Does anyone have any experience or references on when it is ok to start putting a child in a bike child seat/carrier? I am aware that our child will need some extra neck strength to not bobble around ...