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    Show your strider/balance bike conversions

    Has anyone removed the pedals, cranks,chain from a standard 12" wheeled kids bike to make it into an impromptu balance/strider/skuut bike? If so, show it here! I am considering converting a bike for my son.

    Let's see the pics!

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    We have our own balance bikes, but usually teach kids on their own bikes. We've never found it necesary to do anything other than take the pedals off and we've taught 3 kids to ride in the last 2 weeks (and about 40-50 per year)

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    2009 Specialized S-Works Carbon Tricoss
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    I had my husband removed the pedals from my oldest bike when he was younger. He loved it! I now have two more kids and decided to get my youngest a balance bike instead of removing the pedals. I really like the strider bike that we got him. I tires are great and extra sturdy. I ordered from a <a href="http://www.BalanceBikeAnd.com">Balance Bike</a> website and was very pleased. I also found some great helmets that my kids like to wear because and they say "way cool"! I think that it is great they you are getting you child riding at and early age. Keep up the good work!

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    I removed the pedals from our daughter's bike so she could learn to balance. But I don't have any pictures since they only stayed off for less than an hour and then she was pedaling around.

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