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    Child Seat Recommendations for 27" Road Bike

    Hi, all.
    I wasn't clear on an earlier thread, so I'm going to try this again--hopefully with better results.
    I was wondering if you guys could recommend a child seat for a 27"-wheeled bike? I just built up an old steel Raleigh Grand Prix to use as my commuter/baby hauler. However, I'm not finding any seats that state they fit on 27" (most are, naturally, for 26" or 700c). Also, I don't think use the Topeak, because I don't have the mounting holes on the seat stays.
    Preferrably, this child seat would mount to a rack, so I could remove it and use the rack for commuting. I'm sure a child seat exists that would work, but I would rather ask here than have to try and return half a dozen before I find one.
    Thanks in advance for the help!

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    I'm not keen on putting any child seat on a regular diamond frame. A seat for a 700c wheeled bike should work.
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    I was surprised to read that the Topeak BabySeat II does not have a solution for mounting their child seat to bikes without seat stay rack mounts. They specifically say not to use the seat when rack mounts are not present for safety reasons. Personally, I would not have an issue with mounting the seat to the bike with adapters but that is a really a personal comfort level decision. My guess is that you would not be comfortable with that setup.

    Kettler, a German company, makes some fine products. They have two current seat models, Rodeo and Flipper. Flipper and Rodeo mount on a rack that attaches to your seat tube. If you have enough seat tube and clearance between your seat tube wheel, this is a good option. Their older Teddy and Dumbo models use the same mounting technique. Their seats may be heavier but I would bet that they are well engineered and very durable.

    I don't know any other manufacturers of the seats to recommend. There are plenty of other ones, I just don't know their names or how to look up their instructions for mounting.

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