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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:58 pm 
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I'm thinking this might be a good first ww bike for my daughter. I'm torn as to the best upgrade path, though it starts at only 8 lbs. even!

Ideas anyone?


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Cranks/pedals might help :wink:

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you ARE putting an SRM on it - aren't you?


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AX Lightness Phoenix saddle and Schmolke TLO carbon MTB handlebar is a good start


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Mottsauce wrote:
Cranks/pedals might help :wink:


Too heavy.


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M_b• wrote:
you ARE putting an SRM on it - aren't you?


Come on guys. I'm trying to shave weight, not add it.


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Mottsauce wrote:
Cranks/pedals might help :wink:


Au contraire.

The current trend over here seems to be to let kids kick themselves along with their feet on a bike like this, so that they acquire balance without having to worry about turning the pedals. Then once they have balance on this sort of bike, you put them on a pedal-equiped bike and they never look back.

Having just got through getting my two daughters to learn the traditional way (small heavy bike with stabilisers on the rear wheel), and having heard lots of success stories from parents at their school who have used something like this (wood is the current favourite frame material in London!), I wish I had tried this.


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Do a Palbin job on it!
Drill it, sand it, polish it, she'll be winning races on it before you know it. :lol:
I've got a similar project planned for my little boy, sorry to hijack your thread but does anyone have a tiny road bike for a 6 year old?

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legs 11 wrote:
Do a Palbin job on it!
Drill it, sand it, polish it, she'll be winning races on it before you know it. :lol:
I've got a similar project planned for my little boy, sorry to hijack your thread but does anyone have a tiny road bike for a 6 year old?


A six year-old? Methinks you'll need to go custom. You'll need to order from a builder with a fast turnaround though so your kid doesn't out-grow the thing between design time and delivery. How long does it take to get a Parlee?


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By the time I get the bank loan sorted out he will have outgrown it. :lol:

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How is she going to ride in UCI sanctioned events unless you get it up to 6.8kg, which would be about 6.994 lbs more?


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HammerTime2 wrote:
How is she going to ride in UCI sanctioned events unless you get it up to 6.8kg, which would be about 6.994 lbs more?


Hmm...I suppose we'll just have to get started at the local level then.


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Greg66 wrote:
Au contraire.

The current trend over here seems to be to let kids kick themselves along with their feet on a bike like this, so that they acquire balance without having to worry about turning the pedals. Then once they have balance on this sort of bike, you put them on a pedal-equiped bike and they never look back.

Having just got through getting my two daughters to learn the traditional way (small heavy bike with stabilisers on the rear wheel), and having heard lots of success stories from parents at their school who have used something like this (wood is the current favourite frame material in London!), I wish I had tried this.


I think that's what knh555 is going for, a great idea really...

Greg66, those wood ones you're talking about, are they similar to this?
http://www.likeabikeusa.com/

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If it doesn't have cranks and pedals, I'll bet it'll get boys on a real bike extremely quickly. Say after the first bump? :lol:

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Skyleth wrote:
I think that's what knh555 is going for, a great idea really...

Greg66, those wood ones you're talking about, are they similar to this?
http://www.likeabikeusa.com/


Yep - that's exactly the thing. Didn't realize that they were from the US...


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