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I saw these at the local bike shop yesterday(14 posts)

I saw these at the local bike shop yesterdaycyclingforhealth
Aug 25, 2003 6:41 AM
They kind of make me wish my kids were old enough to ride with their daddy. I am not only doing this for myself. I am doing it for them as well.
how old are they? it won't be long in any eventColnagoFE
Aug 25, 2003 6:58 AM
my 2 year old has a 12" wheel bike he rides all over the place now with training wheels and he also likes his scooter and riding in the bike trailer. He totally skipped the tricycle stage. My 8 year old has been riding without training wheels since he was 3 and can now go on shorter rides with me. If you encourage them they will be riding before you know it. Be patient!
how old are they? it won't be long in any eventcyclingforhealth
Aug 25, 2003 7:11 AM
We have twins of two years.
Funny how many paths get to the same place.dzrider
Aug 25, 2003 7:57 AM
Our boys used tricycles until it was time for two wheels and skipped the training wheel stage. At 3 the tricycle was chain driven and must have weighed 30 or 35 pounds.
Tricycle, I don't need no stinking tricycle...txcross
Aug 25, 2003 7:09 AM
here is my 2 year old on his first fixie. I am actually quite surprised at how well he is doing on it.
Tricycle, I don't need no stinking tricycle...cyclingforhealth
Aug 25, 2003 7:19 AM
That is a great picture. One both you and your son should treasure for years. I hope you have it blown up and framed.
man, what kind of bibs are those?!?! I need to get some.hokie_biker
Aug 25, 2003 7:40 AM
i like the SPD-compatible sandels. nmSteve_0
Aug 25, 2003 7:54 AM
Caption entry...wasabekid
Aug 25, 2003 7:43 AM
Look Dad no HANDS!!!

BTW, nice pics. Looks like a moment to be treasured.

Tricycle, I don't need no stinking tricycle...John445
Aug 25, 2003 8:12 AM
Don't know what the big deal is. His position is way off. Seat height too low, bars too high. What length cranks are those, wrong, all wrong. Frame looks to be a heavy steel, come on, no carbon anywhere!!!

:-) My boys are now 9 and 11. We just purchased two small framed road bikes and the fun has begun. They are hooked from day 1, and all their freinds are asking their parents for road bikes!!! Go figure, what goes around comes around huh.

Excellent! - Where'd you get it? Brand?SpoiledBikeDaddy
Aug 25, 2003 8:52 AM
My son's about the same age, and I feel he'd benefit from a little bike like that instead of his tricycle.


lots of choicesColnagoFE
Aug 25, 2003 9:50 AM
you can go to the local target/walmart and get a cheap 12" wheel bike for about $50. For around $100-150 you can get a name brand (ie Trek/Giant etc). Any big LBS should carry them or be able to get them. I just got this one for my 2 year old to replace a cheap Target one that went south on me. It was on sale for $100:
Excellent! - Where'd you get it? Brand?txcross
Aug 25, 2003 10:15 AM
It's a Radio Flyer and I got it at Target for $39.99. As the above poster said you can spend more on a name brand kids bike. I chose this one because it is a fixed gear and came in 10" size. He'll grow out of this thing by next year anyway.

By having the fixed gear you can push the little one from behind and the pedals move, with the coaster break you obviously cannot do this. I felt he would learn faster this way. Also, I thought this bike looked just plain cool, all retro and stuff. I am actually thinking about getting me one just like it only bigger of course.
Lance wannabe...TNSquared
Aug 25, 2003 11:00 AM
Already practicing the "number of victories" pose, I see. :)