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Balence Bikes

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by Steve Campot, May 15, 2012.

  1. Steve Campot

    Steve Campot Broadlands Real Estate Broker

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  2. ColesMug

    ColesMug New Member

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    We got our son the Strider model on his third birthday and by day two he was already riding down slight hills on his own. He'll be four in August and is completely comfortable balancing. The only disadvantage is that it doesn't have breaks so he has worn out a couple of pairs of Crocs dragging his feet. We actually got him a regular bike with training wheels to start transitioning him and he doesn't like it because of the training wheels getting in the way so need to take them off to see if that helps.
     
  3. bailey

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    We got our son one for his 2nd birthday. Now 2.5, he zips around the whole neighborhood on that thing - best purchase so far. We haven't tried to put him on a bike with pedals yet since he's just getting the hang of pedaling, but his balance is already there.
     
  4. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    Both our kids used normal bikes with training wheels, but I put the training wheels up to the highest so it would be rickety and teach them to balance (not sure why people put the training wheels level with the main rear wheel)... my son and daughter took them off when they were 2.5 and 3 ... took about 10 minutes of running around spotting them and they were fine... hardest part is to teach how to balance from a stop. So I guess it was a bit similar to a coaster bike.
     
  5. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    It's a parental right of passage to have to run and chase a wobbly bike. It is a great joy when all of the sudden that bike takes off and you can't keep up with it. I have vivid memories of that.

    Not sure I'd reinvent that experience with a mechanical device. Just my two cents.
     
  6. Chsalas

    Chsalas Member

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    I agree with you, I've seen several of my nieces and nephews learn to ride their first "big kid" bike and it was great to see the faces of the children as they learn to ride.. It was really cool to see the faces of the parents.
     
  7. TeamDonzi

    TeamDonzi ShowMeTheMoney!

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    Balance bikes are the best, I have one you can have for cheap too.
     
  8. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    Yea balance bikes work great...and the kids really learn fast. And it gives the kids a chance to really learn balance over a period of weeks so their skills are great when it comes time to pedal.
     
  9. Chsalas

    Chsalas Member

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    sent PM
     
  10. jdhauer

    jdhauer Active Member

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  11. Chsalas

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    I ll take it. Pming u now
     
  12. jdhauer

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    Mine has been taken but you can sometimes find them on kids.woot.com inexpensively.
     

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