Recreational & Family - Kiddie seat on Electra Townie?
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01-20-08, 09:40 PM
Today I bought a men's townie 700C 3-speed. The guy at the bike shop assured me that my Rhode Gear CoPilot (http://www.amazon.com/CoPilot-Taxi-Bicycle-Child-Seat/dp/B000G22QHW/ref=pd_sbs_sg_title_1) kid's seat would fit on in just fine. Well, the geometry of the frame is such that the Blackburn EX-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Blackburn-1003202-EX-1-Bicycle-Rack/dp/B000BNS2U6) rack that the seat sits on obviously won't mount to the Townie. Electra sells a rack for the townie that looks similar to the Blackburn. Anyone know if the Copilot Taxi seat will attach to it? Anyone have a kiddie seat on their Townie? Thanks!
01-22-08, 05:49 PM
FWIW, the Copilot will NOT fit on the Electra rack.
I have been searching the forums and the web and it looks like the best option may be the iBert front-mounted seat and ebay for my CoPilot.
Still curious how others are carrying their kids on their Townies if anyone cares to share.
01-22-08, 06:10 PM
That rack will, but with modified mounting brackets. The supplied ones aren't long enough. I've installed a few by using longer forward mounting braces.
01-24-08, 12:34 AM
I wondered about that, but was concerned about cost and ability to safely support the weight of the seat and my daughter. I just ordered the Electra rear rack (will add panniers) and will probably get the iBert, that way I can haul the kid and groceries or ride to work.
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