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Kids road bikes(10 posts)

Kids road bikesskateparks
Feb 6, 2003 2:38 PM
Does anyone have any information regarding real road bikes for kids? My daughter is 7 and is begging for a real road bike. I guess the 20" custom GT Zaskar and the Redline BMX isn't enough, sounds like me... Any info would be great.
Go ahead and get serotta to custom build her one$$$$the bull
Feb 6, 2003 3:08 PM
I have really seen these. had 650cc wheels on it.
the trouble is she would out grow it quickly.
or a colnago seriously!the bull
Feb 6, 2003 3:20 PM
picture?the bull
Feb 6, 2003 3:33 PM
I have been trying to get you this pic hope it works
Colnago makes oneColnagoFE
Feb 6, 2003 3:15 PM
look on www.trialtir.com ...not sure of the cost though.
re: Kids road bikestmotz
Feb 6, 2003 8:18 PM
In trying to keep it cheap convert a cheap bmx bike.
If she is light enough can can get sewn bmx tires that are real narrow.
The other components you will need can come from a cheap donor bike.
Convert a kids mountainbike with 24" wheels...orhycobob
Feb 7, 2003 1:51 AM
I got a pink Giant "Cabriolet" road bike for my daughter's #7 B-day at a LBS. It was super-heavy and had a 24" wheelset and the cheapest components available but it was a road bike. Wish I hadn't let the cousins ride it cause it was all torn to crap in no time...other people's kids! Try looking at your LBS and even your police dept. may have unclaimed bikes hanging around. Also try thrift shops and flea markets...they can be good for the odd hard to find piece.

Good luck
I agree, kids mountain bikes are the right choicejohnnybegood
Feb 7, 2003 9:06 AM
I too have been searching for a road bike for my 10 year old son. I have not been able to find a road bike with a short enough standover height that he can safely straddle. Unless you want to invest alot of money for custom built roadbike which they will grow out of quickly, you are pretty much limited to mountain bikes. That's probably good anyway because I don't know if my son would recognize the value of an expensive road bike and take care of it properly. The mountain bike is more likely to stand up to his abuse. I have narrowed it down to the Specialized Hotrock line or the Giant MTX line. Both have
"girls" and "boys" colors. Check them out on their respective websites.
If your kid was younger you could try thisabelson
Feb 7, 2003 8:42 PM
Only $850 for a litespeed
Nah, she's not into the single speed thing...skateparks
Feb 8, 2003 4:30 AM