Join Date: May 2005
Location: La La Land (We love it!)
Bikes: Gilmour road, Curtlo road; both steel (of course)
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One other thought: aluminum dropouts may not allow you tighten the screws enough before they strip out the threads in the hole.
One solution is to use longer screws and thread them through the dropouts from the inside, effectly creating a stud sticking out. Slide the babyseat arm onto the stud (screw) and secure with a washer and nut on the outside.
This way you have all-steel fastening, eliminating the weak link (aluminum).
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