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PostPosted: 08:58 - 28 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

'98 R1.
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PostPosted: 09:06 - 28 Nov 2017    Post subject: Re: Help deciding for kids christmas bike please Reply with quote

Gfella wrote:
Its for my 7 year old daughter...

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Also: https://www.bikechatforums.com/viewforum.php?f=56
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PostPosted: 09:26 - 28 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fireblade - would also recommend knee sliders.
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PostPosted: 09:33 - 28 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lmao!! Just got it Embarassed

No, seriously, i realised this was a "bike" forum. Just thought you all needed cheering up ... honest Rolling Eyes

Think an r1 might be overkill as shes only a year or so off stabilisers so an r6 looks more likely.

Thanks everyone Laughing
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PostPosted: 09:38 - 28 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get her an old Fazer.
It is a girls bike after all.
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PostPosted: 09:40 - 28 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

recman wrote:
Get her an old Fazer.
It is a girls bike after all.


Gladius. Has to be.
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PostPosted: 12:45 - 28 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

arry wrote:
recman wrote:
Get her an old Fazer.
It is a girls bike after all.


Gladius. Has to be.


I would say a pink version but the gender police will be round smashing in my back door Shifty
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PostPosted: 12:59 - 28 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neither.

Spend a bit more, get an Islabikes Beinn 20.

http://www.islabikes.co.uk/products/bikes/item/beinn-20-large

Or get a good second hand one, they are superb bikes, they are proper bikes. They are designed for kids with appropriate gears, cranks, levers and brakes for the age range they are designed for (rather than adult size parts on a small frame).

They hold their value well. She's 7, she won't know or worry if it's brand new.

A lot of stockists will do good part ex deals so you can upgrade as she gets bigger.
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PostPosted: 17:02 - 28 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

stinkwheel wrote:
Spend a bit more, get an Islabikes Beinn 20.

http://www.islabikes.co.uk/products/bikes/item/beinn-20-large

Or get a good second hand one, they are superb bikes, they are proper bikes. They are designed for kids with appropriate gears, cranks, levers and brakes for the age range they are designed for (rather than adult size parts on a small frame).


Had them for both my kids. When they outgrew them, I got this instead Ridgeback Dimension.

Just as good.
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PostPosted: 20:10 - 28 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve just bought s/h Cube bikes for my two; a 20” and a 24”. They are decent kids’ bikes, lightweight frames, kid-friendly components. And they match my Cube 29er, which they’ll probably like the most.
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PostPosted: 20:37 - 28 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://earlyrider.com/collections/bikes
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PostPosted: 11:45 - 05 Dec 2017    Post subject: xmas bike Reply with quote

Sorry I cannot advise about an xmas bike but know your girl will love what ever one you get for her.

Don't, just don't throw it in a skip when I gets a puncture.

Its absolutely diabolical how many perfectly good bikes get skipped just because its got a puncture or needs a cable or service, all do able your self, or by a bike shop, for not much money.

Give them to a charity shop or scheme for Africa, where even an empty coke bottle has real value, niot like us, we just throw it on the street ffs!!

More money than sense some of us!!

back to your girls bike, just watch her face light up when she unwraps it on xmas morning......take pictures/video, priceless, and enjoy. :karma:
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