Rear seat for child over 30kg
Hi, I'm coming from utility riding an previoulsy was at the folding forum. I need to replace the YEPP MAXI seat as it is very heavy and the seat with the adaptor keeps very high, want something lower and lighter to carry my eldest child.
I ride a Velonom Prana, like a Yuba Mundo, so anything can attach to the rear rack.
I dont like the Bobike seat nor the Classic GMG, both are heavy and bulky and the Classic keeps the seat at last 15 cm above the rear rack. I dont like the Bobike maxi fitting. And the Polisport Junior fitting is not serious for me to carry a heavy child. I use a Polisport in the rear for the small child and is ok, buy he is only 12kg.
I will try to show how the bike goes now.
So I'm kindly asking for suggestions and experiences.
Thank you in advance!
Thank you, but I dont trust plastic clamps. No way. "The design is as simple as effective: an ergonomically formed double walled plastic shell with integrated clamp mount for the luggage carrier."
Originally Posted by mel2012
Once the plastic clamp of the Polisport seat I use with my youngest opened itself while the bike moved laterally, if it was my big girl she would have been injured. I wont take the risk. Also the seat keeps very high, the weight is high, but the main reason Idont like it is the clamp. Unsafe as proved by me.
I dont understand why the classic gmg doesnt have metal clamps to screw directly the seat to the clamp. It has at least 10 cm clearance wich holds the weight higher.
If anyone has made a DIY rear seat to copy maybe easier for me.
Could you use a trailer?
The Recumbent Quant
Or a trail a bike?
Originally Posted by achoo
@cplager A trail-a-bike won't work with a longtail, unless you customize a mount for a Burley Piccolo or Roland add+bike, which is theoretically possible, but if you're going to that level of effort, it's probably better to just create a DIY seat on the deck.
Likewise, I don't see a trailer working for this poster; The whole point of a longtail is to avoid the drag/weight of a trailer.
To the original poster, here are a couple of pages with some DIY seat ideas:
DIY Longtail Projects
Mostly these start from the Xtracyle platform, which has the advantage of having been built for an added deck with mounting holes. Not knowing your bike, I'm not sure exactly how you would go about attaching a seat "deck", maybe metal P-clamps or pipe strapping? Or maybe you could use the metal clamps from your existing Easyfit Adapter to clamp down a plastic or wood deck/seat?
Thanks a lot for the link!!!!!!! Great ideas!!!!!!