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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:20 pm 
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I bit the bullet and bought the Kinesis frame. Stay tuned for a separate build thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:51 pm 
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http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110333

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Culprit Junior One kid's bike:
http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/01/03/cul ... -shipping/


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:14 pm 
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Tons of un-nessecary weight on rims, tubes, seat post etc. for zero aero potential gain ... :roll: .

IMO, kids don't need this kind of tool...I'd save a pound 1000 times over aero for 65 lbs kids that mostly ride under 30-33 km/h.

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:20 pm 
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For any weenies looking to get a kids bike without going through the hassle of custom-assembling. This looks like a great way to go. maybe not the lightest, but definitely a quality spec.

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FBB ... ae&mc_eid=[UNIQID]

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:17 pm 
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Great link !! :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Hopefully its not too late to contribute to this thread. I got my first road bike when I was 11+. A 23" frame Schwinn SuperSport. It was too big but I grew into it. Step up from the Traveler model. Not sure if it was Taiwan or USA built. Lugged steel frame. Stem shifters. Not sure if the rims were steel or aluminum. Centerpull brakes. Over the years the derailleurs were upgraded to Suntour Superbe Pro. Suntour downtube shifters were bolted on. A small adult bike might fit your kid. You could also build a bike using an aluminum frame from Nashbar for instance. I had one for a few years and it worked fine. Friend has two of the same frames for his kid's bikes. If you already have a supply of parts around the house, this might be a cheap way to get a good bike. May have to buy shifters.


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:13 am 
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No. That is just plain money bags wrong! No kid should have a carbon road bike worth $4000. Stupid. Kids are gonna grow up spoiled and act like real jerks when they get to be adults.


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
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I suspect that a kid on a $4000 custom carbon bike is already living a life of luxury and entitlement such that his bicycle won't make much difference in the development of his character.

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
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For a high-quality junior bike, I just stumbled across this.

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FREMCCHMKV/eddy_merckx_carbon_chm_kv_frame_and_fork?utm_source=The+Planet+X+and+On+One+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=9239135a23-Planet_X_friday_newsletter4_4_2013&utm_medium=email

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
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Money has nothing to do with a kid growing-up to be a jerk. That is 100% on you.


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:18 pm 
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Geoff wrote:
Money has nothing to do with a kid growing-up to be a jerk. That is 100% on you.


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:21 pm 
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There is the next size up of that frame (or really similar) on Ebay with a 51.6cm ETT for $700 and it's located in the U.S.:

NEW EDDY MERCKX LXM FULL CARBON ROAD BIKE FRAME SET MONOCOQUE BICYCLE 41cm

Frame Small: (fits like most 47cm Treks, or Specialized frames)
Seat tube - 41cm, Center-to-Center
Effective Seat Tube - 49.5cm
Actual Top Tube - 49.7cm
Effective Top Tube - 51.6cm
Actual Head Tube - 121mm (w/ Top Cap = 131mm)
Designed to be used with 700c wheels.
Other sizes available.
Sale Includes:
-Full Carbon Frame
-Carbon Eddy Merckx Seat Post
-Seat Post clamp
-Full Carbon Fork (Uncut Carbon Steerer)
This bike is 100% brand new, in-stock right here in the USA


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
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My road bike for child:
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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
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Just built up a new bike for my little brother. He's just moved from his 650c bike. Total bike weighs 6.5kg - 34cm short reach/drop Salsa bars and 165mm Rotor 3D cranks were perfect for his small size.

We're gonna swap the stem for a -17 one and get an in-line seatpost - also the steerer needs cutting of course.

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