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    8yo new fixed gear

    And my 8yo son's new fixie. I built him his 26" 1x9 at the last of 2011 so he has time on a bigger bike. But once he straddle my fixed he wanted one. Too much of a hassle to be switching his race bike back and forth so I decided to pick up a bike that he could gets lots of multi purposes out of over a lot of years. 26" dirt jumper made sense. 21" TT which is only 1/2" longer than his race bike, lower stand over, single speed so easy fixed conversion with Tomicog and he can use it as a dirt jumper for however long he rides into adulthood. Only drawback is his race 26" is at about 20lbs and this all steel indestructible thing is 32lbs or so! But, he loves it so far. First fixed gear offload ride for him his next weekend.

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    Wow, very nice. I plan to get one together for my son soon. He isn't quite 5 yet.
    How is your son liking that machine?

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    This is one sharp bike!

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    few changes...

    bashguard came off too

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    True fixed gear! My son luvs it on the local trails. Great training bike cuz it requires constant pedaling without a coasting. Which requires a different set of bike skills. The higher bottom bracket of dirt jumper geometry has helped to avoid pedal strikes.

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    ha! those fixie training rides will become THE reason to ride in no time..

    ENO at 8, cool dad!

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    Very sweet ride and Bravo to your son for jumping into a fixie.
    Northern Virginia.

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    Video: easy recovery ride on his fixed gear...
    Fixed Gear 8 Year Old - YouTube

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