Questions about child seats & bicycle bags

Yes, that is quite possible. We supply extra parts so that the length/width extender will also fit on luggage carriers that are somewhat higher at the back (for instance because of a rear light that is higher than the level of the carrier).

Yes, you can, but only with seats that are mounted on the saddle frame tube (for instance Bobike, GMG Yepp, Quibl, Polisport). So if the seat is mounted on the luggage carrier (for instance the ‘old-fashioned’ GMG) this is not possible. (In this case you could suspend the single bag from the front of the bicycle in combination with a BasEasy system holder and our art. no. 70124 (BASEASY CARRIER RACK).

If the child seat is mounted to the saddle tube, in other words ‘floating’ above the luggage carrier it is possible to use a single bag in combination with a luggage carrier width extender (our art. no. 70120); this allows single bicycle bags and bicycle baskets with hooks to be combined with child seats.

In the latter case it is also possible to use the ROSA Mirte Shopper on the front of the bicycle in combination with art. no. 70124, the BasEasy Carrier Rack. This leaves you room at the back for using the ROSA pannier bag, for instance. For this option you will need to fit a luggage carrier extender (our art. no. 70119) which makes it possible for pannier bags to be combined with child seats.

All pannier bags with two connection straps at the top can be combined with a rear-mounted child seat without any problems. If the carrier is too short and there is not enough room for the feet this problem can be resolved by fitting a Basil luggage carrier extender (art. no. 70119 BASIL CARRIER EXTENDER-LENGTH) to the carrier. By extending the carrier you create more room to mount the bicycle bag further to the rear of the bicycle.

When using pannier bags combined with an ‘old-fashioned’ GMG seat (mounted on the luggage carrier) you will need the following extras:

  • a Basil luggage carrier extender (art. no. 70119 BASIL CARRIER EXTENDER-LENGTH)
  • a GMG Unimontage carrier

Method: First fit the Basil extender to the luggage carrier, followed by the GMG Unimontage carrier. You can then attach the bicycle bag to the extender/carrier. Depending on the bars of the luggage carrier you can then mount the GMG seat on the carrier. You will need to push down the front of the connecting bridge of the bag between the two extension pieces. It is best to visit your bicycle repair man and have him advise you.

Always be aware of the changed ‘steering behaviour’ of your bicycle (balance).

The All Rain Cover fits on Bobike, GMG (not the GMG Yepp) and Polisport front-mounted child seats. The ARC can only be used in combination with the transparent wind protector attached to the seat. The ARC is fitted over this wind protector.

We have 3 different versions of the ARC in our product range,

  • 50045 solid anthracite
  • 50062 rose print gingham
  • 50080 Dutch Blue

We have small cushions for front-mounted Bobike child seats and big cushions for Bobike rear-mounted child seats. The cushions also fit in the Polisport seats and the old GMG models.

The Blossom Farm and Rosa pannier bags can be combined with a Bobike bicycle seat. It may be that the carrier is rather short and does not allow room for the feet. This problem can be resolved by mounting a Basil luggage carrier extender (art. no. 70119 BASIL CARRIER EXTENDER-LENGTH) to the bicycle. By extending the carrier you create more room to mount the bicycle bag further to the rear of the bicycle. Always be aware of the changed ‘steering behaviour’ of your bicycle (balance).

These days GMG also has seats (GMG Yepp) that are not mounted onto the luggage carrier but onto the saddle frame tube. However, we are assuming that you are referring to an ‘old-fashioned’ mount (on the actual carrier). Even in that case it is possible to combine bags.

What you need:

  • a Basil luggage carrier extender (art. no. 70119 BASIL CARRIER EXTENDER-LENGTH)
  • a GMG Unimontage (universal fit) carrier

By extending the carrier you create room to position the bicycle bag further to the rear of the carrier (so that the foot rests do not touch the bag). First fit the Basil extender to the luggage carrier, followed by the GMG Unimontage carrier. You can then attach the bicycle bag to the carrier. Depending on the bars of the luggage carrier you can then mount the GMG seat on the carrier. You will need to push down the front of the connecting bridge of the bag between the two extension pieces. Always be aware of the changed ‘steering behaviour’ of your bicycle (balance).

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Basil: specialist in bicycle baskets and bicycle bags