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    Teeny Steel SS

    ...for your favorite little SSer. About to hit ebay if you don't need it. It's about 14 lbs, and I think from around 1990. Tuned and true.
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    I bet it would be HILARIOUS to take that thing on a trail.
    now the world is gone i'm just o n e

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    You'd be surprised. My son has a Haro that is about the same. Proportionally, when the kid is 40lbs it's similar to a normal hardtail. Mini wheels are not 20", but about 21". They're called '20x1-1/8"'. It rocks pretty good on dirt. Even better, though, is on the bike trail. You can pump up the tires to 85psi. I always had a very hard time keeping up when riding a 34:18 gear.

    Now my son is 11, and he's about too big for it. We're going to clean it up and hang it up in his room.

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    The 20x1-1/8" rim size is 451 mm. 20x2.125 is 406 mm.

    The 20x1-1/8 is also used on many folding bikes and recumbent.

    You can actually get knobby sewup tires in this size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    You'd be surprised. My son has a Haro that is about the same. Proportionally, when the kid is 40lbs it's similar to a normal hardtail. Mini wheels are not 20", but about 21". They're called '20x1-1/8"'. It rocks pretty good on dirt. Even better, though, is on the bike trail. You can pump up the tires to 85psi. I always had a very hard time keeping up when riding a 34:18 gear.

    Now my son is 11, and he's about too big for it. We're going to clean it up and hang it up in his room.
    No, I mean I want to take that bike on a trail *myself*!
    If I still had the little dirt bike I had when I was a kid it would be really tempting.
    It could start a whole new trend - tiny, tiny wheels! 14er is the new 29er! green is the new pink! 125mm cranks! 11 pound bikes!

    OK I'll stop now.
    now the world is gone i'm just o n e

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    Quote Originally Posted by BontyRider
    No, I mean I want to take that bike on a trail *myself*!
    That would be hilarious. It would be like a clown bike or something. Even my 11yo looks pretty ridiculous on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    That would be hilarious. It would be like a clown bike or something. Even my 11yo looks pretty ridiculous on it.
    Recently one of my riding buddies pulled out his old BMX and rode it on a MTB trail, just for a goof. I was surprised that he was actually kinda fast on it. He's about 6'2" by the way.

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