She, without me drawing a line of thought a>b, said so.... this nice stuff (Shimano 600) can go on a different or nicer frame when I get bigger if we decided to keep it.
(WE..are pulling it off a very tall athletes bike, all of it.)
Wow. She knows.
Recycle, buy smart, old can be good, you can build, what is in front of you is not the only option, you make, save and repair things of quality.
We invested in the idea she could be an athlete also, and have gear for her to try out.
She purchased Shimano 600, complete gruppo, cranks, 2 chainring biopace, older pro mavics on Suzue hub. $40.00 her investment.
I own the largest lugged steel triathlon bike frame I've ever seen, wow..for $35.00.
We get to build a bike together...
Should work out fine, probably going to ask a zillion road bike bb question soon....
And the bmx\mtb is nogo, I told her EXACTLY what is up w\ metelurgy and manufacturing.
She wants a fast light exercise\commute bike. One that is not a pos.
She likes Ritchey mtbs..(they are very nice.) and when we switch bikes (her Mom bought garbage with my $.) She wastes me. Well, not a fair comparison, my main bikes ****** ***! But first ride, she's like "Dad, I really want a bike like that!" not specific Ritchey, performance, well designed.
Now, we might hang up the 52t chainring for a while, she's 14.
Looking for small frames that take 700 wheels. And, she will be doing the main swap, her bike, best way to learn.
Kinda stoked, instead of buying a 'kids' bike, we're go pro road, flip small Nishiki used frames until she stops growing.
Might need some help, had to write, bikes, kids..