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hoyhoy

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active May 2020
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    Thanks that is helpful. Is it the reclamping that is going to be a particular issue, or is this a more general precaution?

    Also - I don’t know if you know if i have been unlucky here, or whether 8nm was always going to be a bit much. The frame is a low grade Columbus tube set I believe.

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    Attaching a Thule child seat to my commuter/beater this afternoon and I appear to have crushed the seat tube.

    Followed the guidance of 8nm, and from the weight of the frame had assumed it was made from some not very fancy steel. However it has definitely been crimped by the clamp.

    To those that know more than me about steel frames: any thoughts on how much of a problem this is would be really helpful. Obviously want this to be safe if i am going transport our son on it.

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Those with Thule ST mounted seats: what tension did you tighten the clamp to?

    I have dutifully followed the guide and tightened mine to 8nm and I seem to a crimped the ST. It is an old steel frame that from the weight I had assumed was made from scaffolding tubes, but the clamp has definitely misshapen the tubing.

    Aargh.

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    Thanks all - really helpful. Think we are going with the Giro.

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    Thanks. Yeah - the Giro looks like a good one (MIPS etc). Out of interest what age was yours when they started wearing it?

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    Hi all, didn’t want to confuse this post, but if any of you have thoughts on helmets for a 15 month old, it would be great to hear them here:

    https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/3455­04/

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    Hello,

    Anyone any thoughts on this? Have just brought a child seat (one of the Thule seatpost mounted ones). Now need a helmet. He is currently 15 months. Have read a bunch of reviews online, but thought i would see if anyone has any useful experiences.

    (Couldn’t find an existing thread elsewhere, but please point out if I am being a moron)

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