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Hi all, thought I should post this deal as its a whopper!! :)
Bikemate Bicycle child seat only £2.99 from Aldi, my local store only had about 8 of them so im guessing theyre just clearing them out. They come in black and grey, mines is grey, My dad bought the same one last summer for about £30 from aldi, and that was a special price, they normally sell for about £40. We were looking at bike seats in Halfords a few months ago and they cost about £80 so if your thinking about taking your little one out on a bicyle ride get down to Aldi to pick up your hot bargain!

We bought ours yesterday, hopefully theyre in stock nationwide.
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#2
Great Deal hopefully i might be able to find one at my local store at that price :-D
#3
i nearly ran some daft woman over weaving through traffic with her kid on the back. i think these should be illegal. freakin dangerous if you ask me
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#4
which store is this in please!
#5
I think thats more down to the woman rider rather than the kid seat :roll: tbh i rarely touch my bike but at £3 i would use it for odd time for riding on quiter road and go more country path route on it as roads are too busy and dangerous for a bike imo.
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whitty.299
i nearly ran some daft woman over weaving through traffic with her kid on the back. i think these should be illegal. freakin dangerous if you ask me
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They are not dangerous at all. How does a child seat affect how a person rides?

Having worked in a bike shop here are my words of advise on getting one of these seats.

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[*]Ensure the child wears a correctly fitting helmet and you know exactly how to adjust it. A quick way to see if it's tight enough is to pull it back off your child's head. If you can pull it off it's too loose. Note that even if you can't, this doesn't mean the rest of the adjustments are correct, such as toggles on side straps. These should sit just below the ear.
[*]Check the seat has head restraints that extend either side of their head. This safeguards against two things a) if you drop the bike your child's head hits the padding and not the road and b) if your child falls asleep their head wont loll to the side risking being clipped when passing close to traffic, trees, street furniture etc.
[*]Regularly check the fittings are tight. The weight of the child can make the fixings on some come loose quite quickly.
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#7
Root Ginger
They are not dangerous at all. How does a child seat affect how a person rides?
So up to around 20kg extra weight (that can move) above the wheels isn't going to have an effect on the way a bike handles? :?

They are ok if fitted correctly and used by someone who can ride a bike properly but most people don't fullfill those requirements in my opinion.

I think using them on the main roads is bad idea (I also work in a bike shop).
#8
I would never use one of these, I cringe when I see a young child on the back of the bike, doesnt matter how good the rider is. If a car hits you from behind the kid gets it first.

However if you still want to use one and have never used one before I would suggest getting a bag of sand weighing around 15 kilos and strap that in and have a ride around to give you an idea of balance etc.
#9
i wouldnt use these unless in a park or something, no way would i drive around the road with my little one on the back, i personally wouldnt feel safe. At £2.99 though its a great buy for anyone who would get some use out of it. I bought this from Aldi in Bellshill, Scotland x
#10
Personally anything arounds kids safety, I wouldn't buy the cheapest item available.

As for safety of the bike seat in the first place, I have one of these, but I don't ride on the open road, only private roads. They are especially good for places like Centre Parcs that have loads of roads, but no cars around.
#11
Good price, a danger to use though. Walk your kids or drive them would be my advise, the roads are terrible these days.

If nothing else, the extra weight on the back of he bike greatly affects handling and balance - so be careful using one.
#12
great post, has anyone else managed to get one and from what store, as i would like to get one tomorrow, thank you.
1 Like #13
wee-rider seat is far better if your looking for a child seat. the child sits in front of you and is far safer. look them up on ebay , not that cheap but well worth the money. i wouldnt have a seat for baby at the back ever again now.
#14
i vote this hot all things are made as people require them as for danger if car hits etc if the car is driving well as they should be shouldnt be a problem thats down to the car not the rider and child seat, if more people rode bikes than cars world would be a better place i vote well hot wish i was local to get one!!!
#15
I agree, a top tube seat is a better solution, and more fun - you can keep an eye on the child and have a conversation as you ride. On E-bay for about £20: look for 'top tube child seat'.
#16
Sorry I don't do cheap when it comes to my child's safety. These should be banned and I would only use one on a bike track and even then my child is worth more than £2.99!!!
#17
there is nothing wrong with these seats, I have used one for both girls with no problem. Once you are riding they weight of the child makes no difference - and I have had a 3 year old on the back.

This price is cheap, so as long as it is built well, no problem. Mine cost £80, and has a full height back and side head pads.

I have to say that in the hands of an idiot anything is dangerous:shock:
#18
If you dont want one of these thats fine, do people really need to moan about everything, i would like to buy one, i do not have my own car and have to walk a fair way to get to pre school, i have one at the moment that cost £20 and it may be cheap compared to other ones but it is still safe, can anyone please say if they have seen any in the suffolk area thank you.
#19
I've recently moved back to the UK from Holland and these seats are every where over there. I'd buy one for my child, they'd wear a helmet and I'd be careful where I cycled (not on a busy main road in rush hour). I would happily cycle on the cycle paths and in my local country park on my dutch bike with this seat on.

My local Aldi (Wakefield) didn't have any btw but a good deal if you can get it
#20
blahblahdoh
I agree, a top tube seat is a better solution, and more fun - you can keep an eye on the child and have a conversation as you ride. On E-bay for about £20: look for 'top tube child seat'.
The trouble with those is kids getting legs caught in the front wheel or forks. I've heard lots of stories about it but not witnessed it, but other people at my work did see it happen outside our shop and the kids leg basically shattered, not nice. on older or bigger bikes they're not as bad as the distance from the wheel to the top tube is much greater than on smaller or more modern bikes. If you are going to use one make sure there is plenty of distance between the feet and the wheel.

MINDI
do people really need to moan about everything
Yes. You would be suprised at the amount of deathtraps i've seen in our shop (plenty with child seats) and the problems are normally blatently obvious to anyone with common sense... We need to help those people beat natural selection! (just an observation from work, not aimed at anyone on here).
#21
This seat is ok. We've had one for a year with no probs. I wouldn't recommend this seat when the child gets a little heavier as they do tend to 'bounce' , it's not a fault it's what happens with this type of seat. I'm not a fan of the tube top ones as they rely on the child to hold onto the handlebars. The best and safest type to go for (IMO) are the ones which are rack mounted but they tend to be more expensive.

So, I'd recommend the Aldi one if your child isn't to heavy.
#22
this has turned out to be an interesting discussion, the comment about a child being worth £2.99 is a bit far fetched tbh! Just because i bought one of these doesnt mean im saying its all my child is worth!! It just means i got a good buy and my little one can enjoy some quality time with her mummy whilst we cycle round the park!! I am 100% sure if I spent £80 on a similar type seat it would not make anything any safer!!

I really hope other aldi's have this in stock or perhaps theyve sold out over the weekend now...i really cant see them being available for too long. xx
#23
carol123
this has turned out to be an interesting discussion, the comment about a child being worth £2.99 is a bit far fetched tbh! Just because i bought one of these doesnt mean im saying its all my child is worth!! It just means i got a good buy and my little one can enjoy some quality time with her mummy whilst we cycle round the park!! I am 100% sure if I spent £80 on a similar type seat it would not make anything any safer!!

I really hope other aldi's have this in stock or perhaps theyve sold out over the weekend now...i really cant see them being available for too long. xx


Got to agree with your comment about a child being worth £2.99. This is great for use on cycle paths and in parks but I would never go out on the main road with one of these because of the dangerous state of the roads (potholes, glass, etc.) and also the dangerous state of a lot of motorists who are on those roads! :whistling:
#24
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That is the biggest problem TBH, it's bad enough if you are a capeable rider without a child seat on. There just isn't enough room for bikes and cars in a lot of towns and cities in the UK and a lot of drivers seem to think cyclist section of the road is the gutter side of the yellow lines :|

I'd personally sum up the dissusion like this.. a well fitted and maintained seat used off the main roads by a competant rider with the usual safety gear is fine. Otherwise it's a bit risky.
#25
You can be the best cyclist in the world with your child's seat on the back, but you can't prevent someone else from making a mistake - and people do, they don't look, don't check, don't expect a bike.
1 Like #26
I Have had one similar to this on my bike for about 12yrs now, and used it for my three children...I have never had a problem even on main roads in heavy traffic, most car drivers are amazed at them and give you plenty of room. It's all down to the riders confidence my youngest loves this seat and wants to go on it on every opportunity, you get used to the shifting of weight at the back and difference in braking, only down fall is when it rains, should make them with a rain covers......The person who said ban them must be one of these drivers who shouts abuse at cyclist saying get off the road you don't pay road tax. Cyclist are like car drivers you get good ones and bad ones.
#27
gtone28
I Have had one similar to this on my bike for about 12yrs now, and used it for my three children...I have never had a problem even on main roads in heavy traffic, most car drivers are amazed at them and give you plenty of room. It's all down to the riders confidence my youngest loves this seat and wants to go on it on every opportunity, you get used to the shifting of weight at the back and difference in braking, only down fall is when it rains, should make them with a rain covers......The person who said ban them must be one of these drivers who shouts abuse at cyclist saying get off the road you don't pay road tax. Cyclist are like car drivers you get good ones and bad ones.


Couldnt have said any of this better myself! Rep added x
#28
I work as Firefighter and I have specialised my role so that my main work is road traffic accidents.

I have been to many incidents where cyclists are trapped under buses/cars or in the suspension of a lorry, or sadly just to wash down the road!

Human beings in crashes are basically bags of fluid and chalk and children are more delicate smaller versions of this!

To say that drivers or cyclists or anyone is at fault, is irrelevant when the most important thing in your life is no more!

Would I let any child I care about ride in one of these NO
#29
I must say I am kinda dissapointed.
I went to my local Aldi last night and asked the lad at the check out if they had any of these.
They had ONE left.
I collected it, went back to the till and was then told it was £14.99 and not £2.99. Although the £14.99 is a bargain in its own way I did not purchase this item.
This is in Southampton, so well done for getting such an amazing deal. :thumbsup:
#30
Mark300ZX
I work as Firefighter and I have specialised my role so that my main work is road traffic accidents.
I have been to many incidents where cyclists are trapped under buses/cars or in the suspension of a lorry, or sadly just to wash down the road!
Human beings in crashes are basically bags of fluid and chalk and children are more delicate smaller versions of this!
To say that drivers or cyclists or anyone is at fault, is irrelevant when the most important thing in your life is no more!
Would I let any child I care about ride in one of these NO


Hmmm a bit graphic, these are used everywhere not just in the UK, I aggree dont use these on roads if it can be prevented, however cycling round a park area is perfectly safe as there shall be no trafic to smother us into bags of fluid and chalk?????!!!!???!!!

Sunshinehels thats unfair that these were priced at £14.99 !! Did u speak to the manager to say other stores have it at £2.99? You'd think they would honour the price. xx
#31
Graphic but true :(

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