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  1. #1
    Belltown Brazer
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    Mar 2004

    New bike for my girl

    She outgrew the 24" bike I made for her a couple of years ago. I used her Mom's light racer-girl wheels and SID world cup that have been gathering dust since the girl arrived. She's not a "playful" rider or a "mini-hucker" like her little brothers. The girl likes to sit and motor. I wanted a bike that was predictable and stable, but carried speed through the corners. I also tried to hit the sizing so that she can manage it now, but not outgrow it next year. We've got a couple of rides on it so far, and it is perfect. She's pushing her brothers and is confident on the trail. It does everything better than her last bike.

    I have been feeling a little sheepish about fancy bikes for the kids. That was until Iwas talking to one of the other Dads at karate class and he told me that he spends $1800/year for each of his boys for ice hockey ice time. And that doesn't include equipment. Yikes! I guess the older boy will get the hydro disks on his 24" bike this winter...

    Love to see the kids out there riding! Cheers! B
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    Departing from East Hampton, CT

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    turtles make me hot
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    Sep 2008
    VERY nice bike.
    What's that frame weigh?
    I like turtles

  3. #3
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    Mar 2012
    What a sweet bike! And what a sweet smile!

    Is that an adjustable stem?

  4. #4
    fc is online now
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    Aug 1996
    Simply awesome. Short stays, nice and slack head angle.


  5. #5
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    The thing about fancy bikes for kids is that they hold their value. They also have few recurring expenses associated with them. Sure you pay a couple of grand up front, but then you can ride with no recurring costs for a very long time. When you get kids on better bikes, they enjoy biking more, which is about the best gift you can give them. Whenever I see kids struggling to ride on poorly fitting 50 pound bikes I get sad because it just isn't what bikes are about.
    You must be thrilled that you can custom build the frame around your daughter's preferences and size.

  6. #6
    Wēk Ss
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    Jul 2010
    nice looking bike!

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    Jan 2008
    Very nice, great job!

    My wife moved to a 29er, so I bought a used XS frame and scalped all the parts from her old bike to make my son's first 26 inch bike. Reuse is awesome.
    Work to Ride - Ride to Work
    There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing...

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    Oct 2012
    Great bike build

  9. #9
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    Jan 2013
    Now THAT is a great looking bike.

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