my 8 year old daughter who lives with her mom brought to my attention that she hasn't learned to ride a bike yet and dosn't even own one. My parrents have 2 older bicycles that were my younger sisters one is a 20 inch Huffy single speed coaster brake, you know the ones with the pads painted pink, yes its a Huffy but a made in the USA vintage and free. the other is a bigger bike not sure of the brand but nicer quality 18 speed with handbrakes. My thoughts are to teach her on the Huffy even though she is slightly too big for it then move her up to the 18 speed. If she lived with me I'd buy her a new nice bike but for every other weekend and the few blocks that will be ridden on it the 18 speed should be more then sufficient. OH and I will have it looked over by a LBS.
What are your thoughts on this idea. What is the best way to teach and older child to ride esp one that is a little afraid of the bicycle. Any thoughts or ideas would be apreaciated.