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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:36 pm 
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I'll just leave this here :)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:31 pm 
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The I bert seat on my Pugsley is really secure and it doesn't affect the steering or front to any noticable degree, but its all relative as my boy is only 2 1/2 so we just cruise along, theres no playing silly buggers :)
I find the beauty of this seat, and it looks the same for MikeD's, is that your arms are around them and they feel a bit more secure, great for babies or toddlers. My little man has a trailer but he loves his seat more.
Whatever works as long as they like being in it and its OK and safe for you to ride.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:30 am 
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Ours is a Weeride Kangaroo. You do need to be reasonably tall -- people of more diminutive stature may find they've got a toddler wedged under their chin. But having them up front is great -- you can chat, they can see where they're going, you can point at stuff. We've got a LOCT seat too, which is a similar idea but for older children. It's kind of a modern interpretation of the old top-tube-mounted saddle seats:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:38 pm 
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Jamiedyer wrote:
I'm not sure on the Hamex seat but for my little man I use an I-Bert seat or safe T seat as its sometimes called. Mounts to the steerer. Very solid and quick to fit. My little man loves it.
Heres a couple of pics on the Pugsley but it pretty much fits anything with at least an inch or so of stem space to mount it on.
If your interested I can send a pic of the bits unmounted.
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I bet he feels like that scene on the titanic being on the very front


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:18 am 
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Just got our Hamex mounted on my On One and had the same problem you've described.

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The mount measures 9cm top to bottom including the sockets for the seat. 7cm without them (they clear the top tube anyway).

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The clamp itself is 6cm. I managed to fit it above the cable stop. The clamp is split, so I put the cable stop between them to begin with but the seat rubbed on the rear tyre when my son was sat in it.

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Hope this helps! T..


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Its good to see the different styles, especially as they get bigger. MikeD's tandem is looking good for when he's older.
I know Kaiser on here fitted a seat recently that was similar to mine but mounted onto a bar that went from seatpost to stem. It was like another top tube with a seat on it, looked a solid fitting as well.

Jamie

My little man just seen his pic above and now wants to go out on the bike :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:28 pm 
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Well my cable stop will not allow a bracket above, the gap is far to small what size frame is your one oneRetro Guru..........i managed to buy (not picked up yet) a hamex for £7........so i'm hoping i can fit it below the stop and it not rub the back tyre in my effectivly 18'' frame ???? if not i'll sell it on and buy a front seat as in suggestions.....whats this one that goes on the seat and head tube look like please ?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:22 pm 
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The On One is small, perhaps 17" but has quite a laid back seat tube I think. That's the reason for the seat rubbing on the tyre. The back of the bracket has a low profile, being a couple of thin rubber strips and a steel plate. You'll probably be able to get the cable stop in between the two halves. It worked on mine but I still needed more height.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:05 pm 
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Jamiedyer wrote:
I know Kaiser on here fitted a seat recently that was similar to mine but mounted onto a bar that went from seatpost to stem. It was like another top tube with a seat on it, looked a solid fitting as well.


The Weeride Kangaroo works like that.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:48 pm 
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Thats the one, the Weeride!

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