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by Adam Rider
Tue Mar 26, 2019 16:34 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 121448

Re: teaching them to ride

Keep the 12 inch bikes. Take stabilisers off, take that bar you mention off, take pedals off, *if you can* take cranks off too. Lower the saddle to the lowest comfortable position, so their feet are flat to the floor or just slightly higher. Then tell them to *scoot*: use their legs to propel forwa...
by Adam Rider
Tue Mar 26, 2019 16:34 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 121448

Re:

Keep the 12 inch bikes. Take stabilisers off, take that bar you mention off, take pedals off, *if you can* take cranks off too. Lower the saddle to the lowest comfortable position, so their feet are flat to the floor or just slightly higher. Then tell them to *scoot*: use their legs to propel forwa...
by Adam Rider
Tue Mar 26, 2019 16:23 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Help Picking the Right Bike for my 11 year old
Replies: 7
Views: 3550

Re: Help Picking the Right Bike for my 11 year old

The bike workshop close to me has a Dawes Espoir 3000 in stock. I trust these guys all day long with my bike repairs. If they have one in then I would guess it must be good. They don't sell bikes normally but when they do it's usually because they've found a tasty hidden gem... >>> http://www.perlie...
by Adam Rider
Tue Mar 26, 2019 15:39 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Up on the pedals
Replies: 1
Views: 3808

Re: Up on the pedals

Remember - speed is your friend! The faster you're going the more stable the bike will be. Also the need for chucking in some pedal strokes will be negated.

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