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Old 03-11-14, 02:24 PM   #1
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Peugeot UO8 with front mounted child carrier?

Hi,

I have a UO8 which I love to ride, but I love my child more
I've got an Hamax Disocovery 101 front mounted bike seat, which attacheds to the head tube of the bike frame using a metal clamp
It mounts like this: http://www.discountbicycles.co.uk/ac...s/bikeseat.jpg

I'd like to mount it on my UO8

  • I've already converted to a flat bar with appropriate brake levers
  • Front wheel is a new aluminum 27"er
  • I'd have to remove the headbadge (riveted 3D version - so drilling will be fun)
  • The downtube shifters may not have full range anymore (I don't shift much - maybe I should go SS/FG O_o)
  • My kid will probably be about 20+lbs torqued onto the head tube.

I've never seen anybody with a vintage bike like this and a child mounted on it, but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with it, or if there are any concerns I should be aware of.

I plan to use it for short rides on paved park paths around the city - ocasionally on a gravel path or the road. I don't want to wreck the bike or my kid

Thanks!
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Old 03-11-14, 02:45 PM   #2
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Old 03-12-14, 04:43 PM   #3
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Thirteen reviews at Amazon.
Thanks, I did see that (and it was partly why I decided to get this seat - plus it was a rediculously good deal).

I'm a little more interested in information specific to using this on a vintage road bike like mine - most of the photos of use I've found are on mountain bikes.

I guess we'll see how it goes!
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I've never seen them on vintage road bikes, only on proper roadster style bikes. Geometry wise I wouldn't trust it on a road bike. Get a proper city bike, preferably with a locking headset.
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I would have thought the relaxed geometry of an old Pug would be even move suitable than a modern city bike.....there's a lot of trail on that old Peugeot!

It's probably too late now for the OP, but another choice would be a trailer with a child carrier. I just got my first trailer (for cargo) this past summer and it really is easy to move and doesn't affect the ride of the bike all that much.
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I would have thought the relaxed geometry of an old Pug would be even move suitable than a modern city bike.....there's a lot of trail on that old Peugeot!

It's probably too late now for the OP, but another choice would be a trailer with a child carrier. I just got my first trailer (for cargo) this past summer and it really is easy to move and doesn't affect the ride of the bike all that much.
Thanks, that's next in line. This seat is just to see how the little one likes biking (ok I want to coerce her into liking it)
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Conventional wisdom in the US, years ago, said that putting your kid on the front puts him at extra risk in case you fall. I don't know if people still feel that way. In Europe, they do it a lot. I don't know what that says about Americans or Europeans. I'm really not trying to draw conclusions.

I pulled my kids in a trailer when they were small. It wasn't intimate, but they were able to sleep, and they had fun when they were awake. I was able to carry a whole lot of stuff at the same time, too, and yes, I did carry two kids at the same time. If my bike fell over, the trailer would stay up. I didn't end up falling over, but knowing this made me feel good.
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