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    Birdman aka JMJ
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    Added another Hotrock to the stable

    My 5YO daughter loves the 2008 Hotrock 16 I got her last year and has been off the training wheels for some time. My 3YO daughter inherited my 5YO's 12" steel-framed Schwinn Tigress, but it was crazy to have a 12" bike that weighed more than a 16" bike.

    Lo and behold, I was doing some last minute Christmas shopping and spotted a 2007 Hotrock 12 in the used section of the local bike shop. It didn't have training wheels, but the price was right and the bike was in good shape.

    I took it home and pulled the Hotrock 16 training wheels out of storage. Took a few measurements, then drilled a second mounting hole about 1 1/4" up from the existing wheel mounting hole, then moved the wheels up. Mounted them, cleaned up a few rusty bolts, installed her custom bell, and it was ready to roll. Shaved about 4lb off what her Schwinn weighed.

    My 3YO had a blast doing circles in the garage on Boxing Day.

    JMJ
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    Last edited by Birdman; 01-04-2013 at 08:29 AM.

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