Monday, April 2, 2012

attaching infant carseat to bakfiets

I just got my bakfiets from MyDutchBike and the first order of business was to install hooks for an infant car seat. Inspired by these pictures of a solution, I headed off to the hardware store. 

Here are the parts I ended up using - eye bolts, larger washers, and locking nuts.

The right side was easy and just bolted in place. Here's a picture of the bottom:

I had hoped to come up with a method that didn't involve drilling any holes in the bucket, but the kickstand magnet was in the way on the left, so I ended up drilling one hole for the left side.



All finished with both eye bolts attached.

 And the car seat hooked in.


 I added some old towels to cushion the ride a little.

I biked Silas to daycare today and he loved it! 

(Here is how we used a bobike mini to transition to the bench once he outgrew the infant carseat)

2 comments:

  1. How did you secure the front of the bike (the back of the "car" seat)? I'm looking to do something like this as well!

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  2. I didn't secure it down at the front - it seemed good enough without anything extra. I often left the carrying handle up - I figured that would act as a roll cage in case of a bad spill.

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