Child seat options

livpoksoc

Über Member
Location
Basingstoke
Just been checking over my two bikes, and I can't work out if I can get a pannier rack on the back, to hold a seat, or if I'm stuck with a seat post mounted one.

I have a Spesh rockhopper and a Trek Madone, and can't tell if I have the appropriate holes on the frame or not.

If the frames aren't set up for a rack, what's the recommendations from CC'ers for child bike seats?
 

Attachments

Sharky

Veteran
Location
Kent
N+1 time.

Just buy a cheapo new or second hand. As long as it has the rack and fittings you need.

Will save bodging your best bikes and it will only be for a short time before junior will want a tag along.
 

wisdom

Veteran
Location
Blackpool
My experience of using child seats was that they made the bike unstable. Bought a proper kids trailer easily fitted to any bike in seconds.
Kids loved it.
 
OP
livpoksoc

livpoksoc

Über Member
Location
Basingstoke
N+1 time.

Just buy a cheapo new or second hand. As long as it has the rack and fittings you need.

Will save bodging your best bikes and it will only be for a short time before junior will want a tag along.
I have my original roady which I know fits a rack, but have it set up purely for turbo. Guess I can just swap a regular tyre onto it and that would do the job.
 

winjim

Iron pony
Do bear in mind that a rack mounted seat can give a rather harsh ride for the kid, whereas a seattube (not seat post!) mounted one has a bit of spring in it to provide suspension.
 
OP
livpoksoc

livpoksoc

Über Member
Location
Basingstoke
Is the blue bike disc'd & does it have quick release? is so I have a rack here that will fit for the cost of postage.

View attachment 467060
Thanks, appreciate the offer but I'm asking as I was given a free Kooki child seat and can't make use of it, so wouldn't want the guilt of not using it if it didn't work out.
 
Top Bottom