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    Front mounted baby seat on road or cyclocross bike?

    Has anyone here mounted a seat like this on a CX or road bike?

    http://www.ibertinc.com/theseat/

    I took some measurements and it seems like it would work with a 46cm handlebar in front...curious if anyone has some experience or good logic on the matter.

    Thanks!

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    Questions I'd have are strength of steer tube -does it specify if the steer tube needs to be steel - or are aluminum and carbon fiber OK (I'd be very wary of CF steer tube)

    In the picture it's clamped directly on the steer tube, not onto the spacers. Therefore, a spacer or spacers equaling the width of the clamp need to be removed, but leaving the whole stack height correct to get the headset bearing loaded properly. I don't believe them when they say it's a "2 minute" job to do this,and I'm also skeptical that typical bike owners can set this up (spacer stack, headset preload) properly. Maybe I'm missing something. Maybe you just clamp over the spacers?

    The big thing would be whether it will actually work with drop pars. The picture shows he flat bars sitting above the kid's lap. Drop bars would then wrap down along side the kid's hips? Cables?

    It actually seems like a good idea balance and safety wise. I think I'd try it if I had young kids, but I really wonder if Joe or Jane Typicalbikeowner could deal with it?

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    Thanks Camilo, you raised good points.

    I saw an ibert mounted on a friend's mtb and it has it's own "spacer" that it clamps to, so it doesn't seem to clamp to the fork tube itself.

    Drop handlebars seem to be my biggest issue...i'm considering mustache bars...

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