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Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:29 pm
by xnavalav8r
Funny. My son is on the 20" version of the same bike and loves the paint scheme. He is very patriotic. hahaha

Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:36 pm
by LouisN
In Canada, kids are not allowed to race on carbon rims before age 17 I think.

I'm stunned when I see small bikes with carbon wheels...Guess it's meant to satisfy our narcissic needs more than the kids's...

Louis :)

Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:32 pm
by xnavalav8r
I think that rule applies to all juniors worldwide... no carbon rims, no tubulars. Junior gearing as well. At least for sanctioned races. But I know, for myself, I want to build my son the lightest set of wheels I can for the upcoming Mt. Washington Hill Climb. It's not narcissism... it's simply trying to provide him the most appropriate equipment for the purpose. Were it a sanctioned event, I would stick to the rules. But since there are no rules for this event, I want to give him the lightest wheels I can afford.

Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:27 pm
by xnavalav8r
An ebay link to the guy who built my son's 20" road bike. He has several more framesets for sale.

Moderators, please don't delete as this is for information purposes only. I'm not the seller.

http://shop.ebay.com/jhair2004/m.html?_ ... 4340.l2562

Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:07 am
by rgkicksbutt
Image

Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:29 am
by Geoff
Oh boy. You'd better be following-up with the story and details on that...

Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:12 am
by rgkicksbutt
I know nothing more... just stumbled on it while reading through some tweets

Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:43 am
by xnavalav8r
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Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:05 am
by Geoff
That rocks!

Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:44 pm
by Estelja
Here's the epitome of kid's bike craziness. Does this dad think his daughter is a kid or a lab rat? I guess no one makes 16 x 1" slicks so he's going to make up the difference with an aero bar and a helmet that weighs half of her body weight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCO4dZTb ... re=related

Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:53 am
by ricerocket
Her aero position sucks.

:lol:

Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:55 am
by Geoff
Yeah. And obviously the aero bars are way too high...

Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:14 am
by Powerful Pete
I thought that was kind of cool... in a weird way...

Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:17 pm
by mika
hello, what is the best levers for a 6/7 years old kid (small hands)?thanks

Re: Kids Road Bike

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:45 pm
by xnavalav8r
SRAM levers offer adjustable reach which works well.

Shimano offers short reach shifters. (ST-R600)

Spcialized offers shims ( http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBC ... spid=57427 ) which can be used for a variety of levers. My son is using these on a set of Dura Ace levers.