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Old 11-23-13, 03:22 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a well designed baby bike seat that will mount to a road bike frame

I only have room for one bike, which is my Seven Odonata. I'd like to trick it out with a really well designed baby seat, which I'd use to take my 1 year old on great 10-20 mile rides.

The frame doesn't have eyelets or anything, so I'm looking for a bike seat that would somehow just clamp directly to the frame or seat tube.

Fancy european brands encouraged. The frame had drop bars, so it would need to mounted on the rear, right?
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Old 11-23-13, 03:31 PM   #2
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The Yepp Mini I'm looking at only mounts on quill stems I believe. And I don't think it could attach to the rear? Any alternatives?
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Burley bike trailer.
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Road race style bikes are not made to put Baby seats on .. If you can find a tall enough step through frame
to build around, that will be better ..

Definitely easier to get on and Off , with the Helmeted tyke in the seat ..

+1, I agree you will get more use out of a bike trailer , to make trips to the store with child,
to get the food to feed the crowd on.
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The problem is my normal Central Park loop is just too crowded for a trailer. But it's perfect for a baby seat, assuming you just take it easy.

I might look into replacing my road bike with something more utilitarian, like a fast but upright frame and different bars. My wife will kill me if I ever got another bike.

The bike seats I like are the Yepp Mini and the Bobike. If I decide to get a new bike over this who knows.
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Old 11-23-13, 08:36 PM   #6
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"too crowded" is just another term for "needs a cow catcher on the trailer". But seriously, 1 person kid trailers are narrow so don't discount them for being as wide as a sheet of 4x8 plywood. Otherwise, just get a "between you and the handle bars" seat.

Your number one thing here is the safety of your kid in the event of a bike crash/fall, so finding something that "barely" attaches to your bike isn't a great solution. Find something that is safe for your kid and go from there.
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Yes if anyone can recommend specific child bike seats that can be attached to a roadie would be well appreciated. I know they exist it's just finding the best one out there. Nobody uses trailers here, everybody uses the bike seat. There are something like 50 million tourists a year in Central Park and the loop is just a madhouse, the trailer is just a non-starter.

But unfortunately for me I only have one bike because I live in an apartment. We hang the bike from the ceiling above my desk. I can't have two bikes so if I can't find a good seat I need to sell my bike and get a more upright city bike.

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Yes if anyone can recommend specific child bike seats that can be attached to a roadie would be well appreciated. I know they exist it's just finding the best one out there.
i think you are mistaken
i believe they do not exist

child seats need to be firmly attached to a structural part of the bike for safety
the stem or handlebar mounted ones are the only option i have ever seen for bikes without fixed luggage mounting points

there are racks designed for racing bikes
but they are universally known for feeble attachment points
low weight limits
and moving around under the slightest nudge

also
any adaptor to fit a rack to a bike not designed for it
will clamp onto the seat stays
are the carbon fibre seat stays on your bike designed to have luggage clamped on them
is what i want to know
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I use a tow bar attachment for my mountain bike and my daughter's full 20" wheeled bike. I know i'm not in the same exact situation as the OP but here's my solution. since i can't tow w/ my fixie or roadie, and i get way too tired pulling her and her bike w/ my street tire equipped MTB (the 26" wheels ain't doin it for me), i'm planning on getting a mixte frame. it is a step through frame that seems sturdier than the curved/bent double down tubes of normal women's bikes..... maybe you could do the same? they all come w/ eyelets, and if you get an older frame meant for 27" wheels....i'm going to use 700c w/ long reach brakes and tow her with that...i can probably fit up to 32mm wide tires... or is there still the stigma of men not being "a real man" when he rides a step through frame? BTW, my dad's 73 and he rides a newer schwinn voyageur "ladies" frame.....
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