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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 10:37 pm 
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Ted,

What rims are you considering? There's a couple of older SunRingle 24" bmx rims that might be appropriate:

ICI-1
507mm bead seat dia.
21.6mm width
avail in 28 hole
395 grams
eyelets
QBP part # RM8703

CR-18
36h only
eyelets
420 grams
QBP part # RM8712


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:56 am 
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I was thinking of the Alienation Ankle Biter 24" Rim:

Elite mini race rim made from 6061-T6 aluminum with a double wall design for the perfect balance of weight and strength.
Bead Diameter: 520mm
Height: 19.5mm
Width: 19.5mm
Weight: 12.6 oz / 357 gr

But I need to verify what diameter is required.

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 5:51 am 
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Velocity still do the Aerohead in 24inch, 24 hole drilling. I think they've also been known to do the odd custom thing too so it wouldn't surprise me if they'd make you a set of tubular Escapes or something like that. They use the same ERD as the Aerohead.


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:53 am 
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my 7yo daughter. she stands 4'5"

trek 1.2 on 650c, her 3rd bike. she just learned to bike without training wheels december 2010.

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she loves it
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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 2:34 pm 
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actually i was keen on having a custom steel 24" for my daughter. fortunately, a good friend asked me to adopt his daughter's bike that she doesnt use anymore. i asked my daughter to try the 650c setup and she said it was fine.

i did some cad design for our local bike builder.

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and the 24" wheels that i planned to build for her

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i guess ill have to mothball the 24" project, as she is already having fun on the 650

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 3:02 pm 
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Very cool :D
She'll have room as she grows!

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 10:31 pm 
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Project Felt F24 is underway...

I just purchased one of these ( http://www.extralite.com/index_euro.htm ) to put on a set of these ( http://speedlineparts.com/?page_id=256 ). My son is going to try climbing Mt. Washington and this was the only way I could find to get low enough gears on a crankset 150mm long... it's also a ridiculously lightweight combination.

Wheels are next as previously discussed.

I have some older DA 7800 parts I planned to use on a second 'cross bike, but I may install them on this bike for my son. Using these ( http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBC ... spid=57427 ) he can reach the levers very easily. I'll purchase carbon fiber cages (long) and some other parts to tune the rear derailleur... like these, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... =1&theater and marry that up with a 10-spd MTB cassette. Maybe one of Nino's?

My goal is to keep cost down by using parts I already have on-hand as much as possible or buying used when necessary. If only someone made a lightweight hndlebar in a 34cm width...

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:08 am 
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For those seeking kids road bikes...

http://www.paco-bike.com/images/downloa ... atalog.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:36 pm 
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Any idea on US availability? Prices?


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:53 pm 
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Sorry, no. But there is contact info in the catalog.

I think when I retire from the Navy I am going to start a high-end bike shop for kids.

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:11 pm 
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xnavalav8r wrote:
I think when I retire from the Navy I am going to start a high-end bike shop for kids.
It's a good thing that you'll have your military pension to fall back on.


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:23 pm 
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Are you kidding? With all the e-mails I get from dads about lightweight BMX bikes and little kids' road bikes I could make a fortune. hahaha

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:27 pm 
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Mods, please don't delete this ebay link. I am posting it for informational purposes only. It is not my link and I have nothing to gain by it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/20-Piedrahita-Kids- ... 20ba1e6ee3

This is the same builder who supplied the 20" road bike my son has been riding for the past 2 years. We love the bike. I highly recommend it to any dad wanting to buy one for his child.

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:43 pm 
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The Felt F24 project is coming along nicely. The bike has been completely stripped of parts and the rebuild is slowly commencing. I may send the frame to be sand-blasted as the paint and decals are a bit dodgy. I'm not sure yet.

Wheels are still an issue. I'm trying to find rims to mate up to 16F/20R hubs but can't find any rims with less than 28 spoke holes. Maybe I've vain, but I don't like the look of unused spoke holes. I did find some 24-hole tubular 24 inch rims that I am considering. But, since juniors can't race with tubulars, this may not be a worthwhile investment. I tried contacting Velocity, Sun, and Alienation about possibly ordering some of their rims with custom hole drilling, but no one replied.

Another component that I can't seem to find is a lightweight set of handlebars in his size. He's riding comfortably on a set of 34cm alloy bars which are not at all light. But we may have to make due with them. I've considered cutting them down a bit and even thought about a bit of drillium on the remaining ends. He spends most of his time on the hoods and, at about 55 pounds, won't be ripping them apart for sprints.

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
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My son's bike is a Piedrahita. Picked it up locally of craigslist (pretty cheap, $300 used). It has 9 speed Ultegra, 150mm cranks and 24" wheels. I've been wanting to strip it down and have it powdercoated. The current paint scheme is ugly :oops:

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