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by baudman
Sat Dec 13, 2014 22:30 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: So proud of my amazing girl(s)
Replies: 72
Views: 20037

Re: So proud of my amazing girl(s)

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ByK e620R by baudman , on Flickr

Still a little on the large side, especially when trying to reach the levers. Will have to try the e540R.
by baudman
Mon Dec 08, 2014 22:14 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Help! In Limbo... Stabilisers again or balance bike?
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Re: Help! In Limbo... Stabilisers again or balance bike?

I would probably get a larger bike but take the pedals off. That way she has a balance bike until the time (which might be quite soon) where she wants the pedals too... _ This. It's also how I teach adults (and/or on a folding bike and flip the pedals). It may take minutes, a few hours, or a few af...
by baudman
Wed Nov 26, 2014 01:09 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Balance bike query
Replies: 17
Views: 3889

Re: Balance bike query

But then again my middle son had his stabilisers removed before his third birthday. You can't just say that one method is going to be better universally. To which, I'd respond... did he need them in the first place? Balance bike -> pedals. (I'm not anti stabilizers per se - I just think many many o...
by baudman
Tue Nov 25, 2014 23:18 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Balance bike query
Replies: 17
Views: 3889

Re: Balance bike query

singletrackanne wrote:My little boy is 2 and a half.


'nuff said.

Check back in at 3 and a half. (Have patience... and yeah, it can be tough at times).
by baudman
Tue Nov 25, 2014 23:17 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Light Balance Bike
Replies: 5
Views: 1517

Re: Light Balance Bike

He's been spotted starting to pedal on his trike so I don't think the balance bike will be used for more than a year before he'll move to a proper bike. He's tried one with stabilizers and he pedaled a few feet already. Don't see it as an either or. I reckon up until they're five or so, there's no ...
by baudman
Sun Nov 09, 2014 02:00 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: 24" or 26" for sons next bike?
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: 24" or 26" for sons next bike?

Yes, trying is the only option.

There's 26" frames built 'big', and others built 'small' - irrespective of whether they're an XS or an S. There's a lot of variation.

Same for 24".
by baudman
Wed Nov 05, 2014 00:04 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Child's bike clunking when pedaling
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Child's bike clunking when pedaling

BRUCE225 wrote:...it's just hard when the bikes that small that you can't ride it yourself. :lol:

Never stopped me. Kid's bikes are built pretty tough.

As per the above. I'm thinking a sticky chain link, but it could be a whole heapin' host of things.
by baudman
Fri Oct 17, 2014 00:25 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Balance bike to peddles transition?
Replies: 8
Views: 4354

Re: Balance bike to peddles transition?

No rush. Agree with the above, it's really a 'fit' thing. In my experience, ultra small pedal bikes generally have bad geo and weigh a ton. Stay on the balance bike for a while, and then you can forgo the ultra small 12" pedal bikes and go the next level up. FWIW, by girls both started on pedal...
by baudman
Fri Oct 17, 2014 00:10 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Chariot Cougar questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

Re: Chariot Cougar questions

Most 'experts' suggest about 12 months. (It's the vibrations that's the thing). We started with our Croozer at about 9m - just 1km trip up the shops and back, and slowly, slowly built up. Partially so she could get used to it - partially so we could. (On that front, use it as a pram beforehand so th...
by baudman
Sat Oct 04, 2014 23:34 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Riding with my son - making it worthwhile for me.
Replies: 27
Views: 2326

Re: Riding with my son - making it worthwhile for me.

Levi_501 wrote:Get a trailer and chuck some bags of cement in there.

And perhaps also a mug? ;)
by baudman
Tue Sep 02, 2014 19:42 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Riding with my son - making it worthwhile for me.
Replies: 27
Views: 2326

Re: Riding with my son - making it worthwhile for me.

I agree with the title.

Riding with your son DOES make it worthwhile for you. ;)
by baudman
Sat Aug 09, 2014 04:14 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Balance Bike for a 2 1/2 year old
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Balance Bike for a 2 1/2 year old

https://www.cheekyrascals.co.uk/1486/wishbone-bike-home

They didn't exist when mine were at that stage. If they had, it's a great concept. Not sure if available in the UK (yet) but there's also a recycled plastic version.
by baudman
Mon Aug 04, 2014 23:02 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Bike for the wife?
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Bike for the wife?

Which one does she prefer?
by baudman
Tue Jul 29, 2014 00:18 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Balance bike query
Replies: 17
Views: 3889

Re: Balance bike query

Definitely brakes with a boy... Not entirely sure what gender has to do with it. (Some kids ride fast, with little caution. Some kids ride slowly and carefully.) I think a brake is useful when it comes time to graduating to a bike with pedals... if they have the 'concept', it makes stopping their n...
by baudman
Tue Jul 29, 2014 00:17 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Roof mounted carrier for kids 20inch bike
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Re: Roof mounted carrier for kids 20inch bike

Have never had a problem with a 591 carrying our 20". https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8191341623_e77aebcaca.jpg New Thule ProRide and Euroway by baudman  , on Flickr (That was a test fitting - when on the roof it didn't have streamers, and we loaded bikes on the rear with the heaviest clos...
by baudman
Mon Jul 14, 2014 07:12 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Giant Defy Advanced 1: warranty
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: Giant Defy Advanced 1: warranty

Good to hear.

I've gotta say, that's one place where the big players are generally brilliant - so I was surprised when I first started reading your post.
by baudman
Mon Jul 14, 2014 07:09 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Child seat for my 'awkward' bike
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Child seat for my 'awkward' bike

+1 to the trailer
by baudman
Mon Jul 14, 2014 07:08 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 122415

Re: Teaching them to ride

. With stabalisers or without my 5 and 8 year old girls are still struggling. I'm desperate for them to get the hang of it. Would like to get some top tips as well please. The pedals-off, balance bike method. I even use that with adults (although, I generally use a folding bike and flip the pedals,...
by baudman
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Kick stand for kids seat?
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Kick stand for kids seat?

A two-leg stand, so that it's balanced centrally would be the way to go. However, I'd agree - don't rely just on the stand. In fact, most of the time with the front-mounted seat I used, I straddled the bike and then lifted my kid onto it, and buckled it up from behind. The YEPP fits so easily, you c...

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