I was wondering if any clydes here have experience with a bike seat. My wife just went back to work and is also committed to working out (havent been able to convince her to get on a bike yet..key word yet). We have a 16 month old baby, so one of us always has to be with him while the other works out - which limits the amount of time i can spend on my bike. I am considering getting a child seat so that I can bring my son along on my rides and not have to cut back on my riding. However I am a little worried about what the extra weight will do to my bike. I've lost a few pounds, but I am still at about 240 lbs. Add in a child seat and my son and thats about an extra 30 lbs on the bike. I am sure it will give me a better work out, but I wonder if my bike can handle the weight. I feel like I already put a beating on my bike. In the past I bent my back tire and had to have it trued, earlier this year I broke a couple of spokes and had to replace it. I have a 2009 GT Transeo 5.0.