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Oh happy rainy day. I received my Bobike Mini mounting bracket for threadless headsets (thanks Longleaf Bicycles!), and got the front seat on the new Globe, just in time for our trip to preschool on an unusually rainy Seattle day. Normally it just drizzles off and on for 9 months.

Now, my love for front-mounted child bicycle seats is well-documented.

But these photos capture how happy kids get when they're up front in your arms:

Bobike Mini Cuteness

Phoebe on the Bobike

Rainy preschool ride on the new Globe   Drew's Outgrowing That Seat ... Sniff

Or is it how happy their parents get with their kids in their arms on a bike? If Drew's looking a bit tall for that seat and those handlebars ... she is. Sniff.

But our son just received an infant bike helmet (thanks again, Anthony/Longleaf Bicycles, for the hard to find Lazer helmet for wee heads), and is already in the European age range for that seat (9 months). US recommendations would have him wait until he's a year old. We'll see how that works out ... he is 1/4 French, after all.

Bob Loblaw's Globlog is sponsored by Globe Bikes, who've furnished us with a Globe Live 2 Mixte in return for a series of posts on life with their bike.

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Reader Comments (6)

So fantastic! I'm currently riding the same bike and super happy to see it fits a child seat.
Loving your blog, keep up the great work!
M

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

The fit is a little tight, and the windshield we have will need an adaptor, but yes, it works, and I was relieved that the footrests weren't blocked by the front rack.

November 12, 2009 | Registered CommenterJulian / Totcycle

I was relieved that the footrests weren't blocked by the front rack.

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuvarna

Hi. Thanks for creating this great blog. It's been wonderful reading about your family cycling adventures. Love hearing about Portland and Seattle as well (I used to live in Seattle, and hope to move back one day). Anyway, my husband and I have purchased a BoBike mini as a birthday present for our soon-to-be, one year old. Now that we have the BoBike, we need to find a bike for us that will work with it. (Currently, we both have road bikes and pretty aggressive single speeds which won't work) We really like the Live 2 and your reviews of it make it seem like a good choice. The Haul 2 is a little more in our price range, however. Do you have any experience with that bike or know of anyone who does? Would it work well with the BoBike? One concern with the Haul 2 vs the Live 2 is the handle bar. The Haul 2 handle bar is wide sweeping, but doesn't rise as much as the Live 2. Do you think this would be a problem with the BoBike? Any thoughts you have to share on this subject would be great. Thanks!

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSan

Whoops. I meant Haul 1.

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSan

Hi, and thanks! I haven't tried a Haul, but my guess is that a Bobike Mini would probably work on a Haul, but you'll need a threadless headset adapter (available from Longleaf Bicycles ...). Knee clearance works for me (5'9") on a Live 2 Mixte in large, with the adapter mounted in place of the top threadless washer. Windshield will probably not work with another adapter.

If it works, you'll love it. So easy to pop on and off.

March 2, 2010 | Registered CommenterJulian / Totcycle

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