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oldbikechick
06-11-2013, 09:48 PM
Hi all-

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a place that sells Hamax child bike seats in the US. We bought one in Switzerland when living there and it's a great seat, but unfortunately in the move back, we lost a critical part to it and I'm hoping to be able to get a replacement part. The company is apparently based in Norway and I haven't been able to find a US distributor online. Appreciate any ideas.

Thanks,

Dirt
06-12-2013, 05:37 AM
According to their web site, they are not imported into the US. (When I look for a list of distributors, I see none in the US.) Often that means that there's some safety standard in the US that they do not meet for one of many reasons. it doesn't necessarily mean they're not safe. The process for certification in the US can be expensive, so some manufacturers think twice before selling products in the colonies.

That said, I did find an Amazon review about a bike seat called the Discovery 101 that says that it is the same thing as the Hamax, only under a different name. Though it looks similar, it doesn't look like exactly the same thing. Additionally, the Discovery 101 is not available on Amazon.

I hope that's helpful.

Pete

dasgeh
06-12-2013, 09:14 AM
Google shows some UK based stores that sell it. They're usually willing to ship to the US. Though shipping may be more than your part.

Have you looked at ebay?

oldbikechick
06-12-2013, 07:47 PM
Thanks for the great ideas! I wrote to the manufacturer, but didn't think of writing to the UK distributor, so I'll try that. And eBay. I hate to get a whole new seat when just one little part is missing. I have rigged something up, but I don't feel entirely confident especially with the preciousness of the cargo :)

dasgeh
06-13-2013, 08:46 AM
Thanks for the great ideas! I wrote to the manufacturer, but didn't think of writing to the UK distributor, so I'll try that. And eBay. I hate to get a whole new seat when just one little part is missing. I have rigged something up, but I don't feel entirely confident especially with the preciousness of the cargo :)

You should bring that precious cargo to the Kidical Mass ride on Sunday (Quincy Park --> Rocklands BBQ; meet 10:30am near the playground). Kidicalmassarl.blogspot.com

oldbikechick
06-13-2013, 08:13 PM
You should bring that precious cargo to the Kidical Mass ride on Sunday (Quincy Park --> Rocklands BBQ; meet 10:30am near the playground). Kidicalmassarl.blogspot.com

I saw that on here and that was actually my inspiration to get the seat sorted out, but obviously that's not happening by Sunday. If we can think of a way to make it work, we'll be there.

dasgeh
06-14-2013, 02:15 PM
I saw that on here and that was actually my inspiration to get the seat sorted out, but obviously that's not happening by Sunday. If we can think of a way to make it work, we'll be there.

I wish I had an extra to lend. I should by the July ride (Sunday 7/21): Spraygrounds!