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Old June 26th 03, 06:51 PM
jimbo(san)
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Andrew Thorne wrote:



A brake is a complete must have...
Although I have to say Carla has gotten very good at anticipating and

really
only
uses it when really nessesary...
RR coming and yes the maiden voyage for me was brakeless...


Jimbo(san)

As my not quite three year old son says everytime he's in the middle of

doing
something dangerous, "be carepul".

Bike content: he figured out how to pedal and steer at the same time last
weekend. We'll work on brakes next....

-Andrew


What do kids usually get on their bikes these days... is it still coaster
brakes
or do they start right up with hand brakes?

Jimbo(san)


Well the classic place to start is with a brakeless fixie (with three wheels).

We skipped that step as a buddy of mine gave my son a Giant Animator BMXy thing
with coaster brake. It was a bit aspirational as the gift was given before he
could even walk. I'll probably add handbrakes to it sometime in the next year
or so to get him used to the idea. I figure his next bike will probably be
handbrakes only.

If I had it to do over (which I do, as my other son just turned one) I'd go the
tricycle route first. The fact that there's no freewheel makes the connection
between turning pedals and forward motion much more clear.

-Andrew


ya' see fixed is always the way to go!!!!

jimbo(san)


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Old June 26th 03, 09:18 PM
Andrew Thorne
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ya' see fixed is always the way to go!!!!

jimbo(san)


Ya sound like Sheldon Brown.

-A
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Old June 26th 03, 10:35 PM
Stephen Baker
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Andrew Thorne says:

ya' see fixed is always the way to go!!!!

jimbo(san)


Ya sound like Sheldon Brown.


I didn't know Sheldon had had a vasectomy!
Ya learn something new every day....

Steve
 




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