Good news is that she isn't too interested in getting her license right now.
Bad news her choice of bike.
Family was at Wally World and stopped to price bikes for the 5 and 8 yr olds. Her mom asked her if she wanted a bike as well, and the response was "YES". So I tried to 'fit' her on a 24" model with the ultimate goal of looking online @ various manufacters before hitting the LBS's.
Well, she didn't feel comfortable on that big a bike. She's 5'1.5" tall and wants to be flat footed on the ground while on the bike. So I thought maybe a 20" BMX mightwork for her. Of course, the store had a few of those on display and she spotted this pink job w/a Tinkerbell theme...
I adjusted the seat height to the maximum and had her get on it. I pronounced it too small, but she and her mom said otherwise. So I had her ride down the aisle. She said it would be fine. Only thing is, when she was pedaling, she looked like a bow-legged pigeon and her knees where hitting her chest.
I'm wondering if an Electra Townie will fit the bill: her wanting to be flat-footed, and my not wanting to buy her a bike at a big box retailer. I'll buy the smaller kids bikes from the big box, but my step daughter is not going to get muchtaller (her mom's 5'2").
Thanks for letting me rant. (Don't get me started on the build quality of that pink bike.)