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A reasonable child seat?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by magnatom, 3 Jun 2008.

  1. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    ?? Nothing wrong with that that I could see.
     
  3. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    based on my bike stunts when slightly younger, while it is a bit dodgey i've never put my feet in the rear wheel due to the rack and chainstays / seat stays stopping me, i've often sat on my rack and put my feet there leaning over to the bars.

    take a couple of mins to bolt some foot rests on and your sorted :rolleyes:
     
  4. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Magnatom, you'd be having stress in the Netherlands, nearly everyone that's two up on a bike is seated like that. Mind you most are Oma-fietsen and have skirt covers and chain guards, but it's still possible to get your foot in the spokes.
     
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Hey, I know as kids we probably have all done a lot worse, but what gets me is this mother was cycling on the path, probably thinking it was safer then sticks her large kid (what weight can panniers hold?) on the panniers where they could quite easily catch a foot, lace, trouser leg in the spokes of the wheel or in the chain.

    Sure it probably won't happen, but if it does the result would be a big mess.

    People are just very bad at weighing up risk and this is a good example of it, in my opinion!
     
  6. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    If there were panniers, I can't see much problem, they'll keep your legs well out from the wheel.

    Riding on the pavement, yes, it's illegal and probably more dangerous than using the road.
     
  7. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Actually, no bags (I don't have any storage on the back of the bike so I get mixed up between panniers (bags) and pannier racks).
     
  8. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    Plain stupid! The kid's big enough to have his/her own bike.
     
  9. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London

    LOL! Now that's the best post yet!
     
  10. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    In answer to your earlier question, most decent pannier racks are rated to hold 25 kgs - and no more, unless you go for a very expensive specialist heavy touring rack. It's not the racks themselves that are the weak point - but the nuts securing them to the frame.
     
  11. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    I try my best! ;)
     
  12. Absinthe Minded

    Absinthe Minded Veteran

    Well, presumably the parent knows the child well enough to make the decision on her own. I think it's a bit off that you've filmed her and her kid, commented on them, uploaded it to youtube and linked to it from here.
     
  13. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    Not at all. It is perfectly acceptable to highlight poor behaviour.
     
  14. Absinthe Minded

    Absinthe Minded Veteran

    Cool, then you'll agree with my post.
     
  15. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    Nope. Magnatom's actions are perfectly OK - you're just trying to be provocative.