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B'Twin Triban 3 (45cm)

roktrokt Posts: 493
edited November 2013 in Your road bikes
My 9 year old son has been going on for months now about "getting a road bike" and I
came across this yesterday. It's a B'Twin Triban 3 with a 45cm frame (very small) and
it's like new. The chap I bought if from purchased it in the spring for his son and it's
never been rode. It's just a tiny bit big for him, but by the time the nice weather returns
it will be perfect.

http://s946.photobucket.com/user/cesenquiries/media/BTwin1_zps4b1c232b.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

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  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,422
    Lucky lad, hope he enjoys it. :)
  • Looks great ... Hope he takes to it.

    My boy is 14 and laughed his socks when I got a bike last year. Gradually he's come around to the idea and I've got him his first road bike for Christmas. I can't wait for us to get out together, really looking forward to it ... Bet you are as well :)
    Still thinking of something clever to say!
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,471
    I got my 8 yr old the triban 3 junior, he loves it and will upgrade to a Moda when he sprouts a bit. I did try him on a 45 full size Triban but miles to big for him. Hope your lad gets on with it.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • roktrokt Posts: 493
    We had a good two hours out together yesterday afternoon and cover just short of 20 miles. We went back out
    this morning and rode about 10 miles. It's about the most enjoyable 30 miles I rode in a long time, just me and
    my lad :D I must just say though, you need eye's in the back of your head.....
  • Rokt wrote:
    We had a good two hours out together yesterday afternoon and cover just short of 20 miles. We went back out
    this morning and rode about 10 miles. It's about the most enjoyable 30 miles I rode in a long time, just me and
    my lad :D I must just say though, you need eye's in the back of your head.....


    That's great .... Can't wait to be doing the same :D
    Still thinking of something clever to say!
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,738
    Rokt wrote:
    I must just say though, you need eye's in the back of your head.....

    Is your lad riding in front of you? That's the safest position and you will not need eyes in the back of your head.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,471
    I always ride shotgun behind both my sons, usually with the eldest at 14 leading and the youngest at 8 in between us. I never let the eldest get to far ahead either, as the youngest tends to try and catch him up and either tires quicker or starts to wander a bit when not concentrating. For info the 8 year old has managed nearly 30 mile on a flattish run on his road bike without any problems.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • roktrokt Posts: 493
    :shock: What a strange thing to think.....of course he's riding in front of me...he's only 9....

    My comment about "eyes in the back of my head" was a reference to all the other
    traffic on the road.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,471
    Rokt, no offence meant, suspect even if we had 360 vision it wouldn't always get us out of trouble.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Rokt wrote:
    never been rode.
    Never been RIDDEN. Please don't teach your son bad grammar.

    In the future when he's being interviewed by Ned Boulting or Gary Imlach I'm sure you want him to sound all proper innit...
    When a cyclist has a disagreement with a car; it's not who's right, it's who's left.
  • GraydawgGraydawg Posts: 673
    Absolutely love my Triban 3. Although mine's a bit bigger, given I'm 6'4" haha! :)

    Hope he enjoys it. He'll grow in to that nicely! :)
    It's been a while...
  • roktrokt Posts: 493
    Oxoman, no I've not taken offence :D

    FransJacques, why ? if you've nothing nice to say, say nothing. I find it better that way.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,738
    Rokt wrote:
    Oxoman, no I've not taken offence :D

    FransJacques, why ? if you've nothing nice to say, say nothing. I find it better that way.

    He was correcting your grammar - you should be thanking him, not criticising him.
  • roktrokt Posts: 493
    This is all taking a disappointing turn....

    A simple post to show my sons new bike and I receive
    comments on grammar and the best of all was from you Imposter.

    "Is your lad riding in front of you ? that's the safest position and you will not need eyes in the back of your head"

    I don't think I'll bother again.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,738
    Rokt wrote:
    comments on grammar and the best of all was from you Imposter.

    "Is your lad riding in front of you ? that's the safest position and you will not need eyes in the back of your head"

    I don't think I'll bother again.

    You didn't state how you were riding, so I simply stated what I would regard as best practice - just in case you didn't already do it, as it wasn't particularly clear from your post. If you feel offended by someone offering you the correct advice, then feel free to decline it.
  • Shaun67Shaun67 Posts: 219
    HA HA, some people !!!

    I do wish they would read the post before making worthless comments and
    as for your grammar, hell it would be nice if we were all perfect.

    As you say Rokt, if you've nothing nice to saying.....or a worth while comment to make.....

    Cool bike by the way, my son has the same bike and he loves it.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    Nice bike and it's great to see young riders out on the roads.

    I don't usually stick my nose into the disagreements, but I think imposter was merely trying to be helpful. Let's play nice.
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