Go on, show us your child's bike!

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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby MattyK » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:49 pm

Daughter's 6th birthday this week. Picked up this bad boy today. Went for the boys version as it will no doubt get handed down to number two.
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Will be pimped and girlified this week. Pink cable set and chain ready to install!

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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby ValleyForge » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:06 pm

My daughter on her ByK E-350. Going aero.
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My son on a railtrail ride with me on his Cube 240 Race. With my old Garmin!
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Postby poohkies » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:17 am

7 year olds new rig

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Postby BrisVegas » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:59 pm

Giant Veer 24" for my 9yo and Avanti black Thunder 20" for my 7yo.

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The new wheels for my 7yo. Trek 220.

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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:56 pm

Valleyforge, looks like the saddle needs to be raised for your daughter. It is probably new bike time, next size up for a more relaxed riding position.

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Postby ValleyForge » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:29 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Valleyforge, looks like the saddle needs to be raised for your daughter. It is probably new bike time, next size up for a more relaxed riding position.


Just put her new bike together for Christmas, with review to follow. She is very attached to her current one though!
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Postby ValleyForge » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:58 pm

Christmas present Byk E450x8 - one excited girl! Image

On her second ride now up to 21km. Was a bit sad about giving up her Byk E350, but now can keep up with the older kids easily. Image

I swapped the SRAM trigger shifter off for a Shimano RevoShifter & RD. The trigger just is no go for girls with small hands - she was using two hands to shift! Now much happier and faster.
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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby rodneycc » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:40 pm

Better result than my daughter's reaction to her xmas bike. On presentation of her shiny new bike, the autistic girl of very few words shoves it back with the response "No bike". I've obviously gotta lot of work to do!
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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:37 pm

Edit... not sure why the photos as so huge! ( what happened to the forum resizing? )
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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby ValleyForge » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:58 pm

rodneycc wrote:Better result than my daughter's reaction to her xmas bike. On presentation of her shiny new bike, the autistic girl of very few words shoves it back with the response "No bike". I've obviously gotta lot of work to do!

I have a friend with a spectrum child and the bike runs hot & cold, if it's any consolation. One week, they're belting off ahead of everyone, next week it's hate, hate, hate. But worth biding time for.
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Postby rodneycc » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:14 pm

Yeah hoping she comes around. Probably has it a little too good in the kiddie trailer which she loves.
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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby MattyK » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:35 pm

ValleyForge wrote:Christmas present Byk E450x8 - one excited girl!
I swapped the SRAM trigger shifter off for a Shimano RevoShifter & RD. The trigger just is no go for girls with small hands - she was using two hands to shift! Now much happier and faster.

Nice, doing well. My daughter is a stubborn beast - she can coast feet up half way down the street, but insists she won't have the pedals reinstalled until she starts grade 1 - a few more week away. Missing out on lots of great summer riding opportunities...

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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby gsxrboy » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:29 pm

ValleyForge wrote:On her second ride now up to 21km. Was a bit sad about giving up her Byk E350, but now can keep up with the older kids easily.


She's totally awesome and my heroine of the day!

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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby ValleyForge » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:34 pm

gsxrboy wrote:
ValleyForge wrote:On her second ride now up to 21km. Was a bit sad about giving up her Byk E350, but now can keep up with the older kids easily.


She's totally awesome and my heroine of the day!

Beautiful long legs, unstoppable attitude :)
Her mother's temperament if you get in her way :roll:
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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby chriso_29er » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:21 pm

My two little boys bikes.

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Converts to pedals once he gets the hang of balance.
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And by 5yo's little Giant
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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby Roinik » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:02 pm

1976 CBC 24"

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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby MattyK » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:34 am

MattyK wrote:Nice, doing well. My daughter is a stubborn beast - she can coast feet up half way down the street, but insists she won't have the pedals reinstalled until she starts grade 1 - a few more week away. Missing out on lots of great summer riding opportunities...

Oh god, here I am nearly 2 years later and still refusing to try riding with pedals... :evil:

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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby Mububban » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:25 pm

MattyK wrote:Oh god, here I am nearly 2 years later and still refusing to try riding with pedals... :evil:


Oh no!!! Is she still happy just coasting along, or is she just not interested in bikes at all?

I think I'd have to disown my kids if they decided they didn't want to ride bikes any more :mrgreen:
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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby chriso_29er » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:24 pm

Bugger. I'm sure she will come around.

My now 6 yo is getting around well still on the 16" Giant, long since discarded training wheels. Unfortunately problem for me is my now 3.5yo. Just will not touch the balance bike. Prefers to get around on a push car :(
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Re: Go on, show us your child's bike!

Postby MattyK » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:34 pm

Mububban wrote:Oh no!!! Is she still happy just coasting along, or is she just not interested in bikes at all?

I think I'd have to disown my kids if they decided they didn't want to ride bikes any more :mrgreen:

She's OK with scooting, but it means we can't go for rides together, or run while the kids ride etc... #2 has followed suit and also won't try pedalling without training wheels...

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