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Old 04-24-05, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
I almost got one for myself. I'm 35, and was asking me wife if she'd buy me that "Schwinn from Kmart". She liked it too, so it would have been a sure thing, but they left very little room for any kind of custom mods. I love the back wheel, but it can't be laced to any other hub. Little kids don't care, but to a big kid, it was kind of a letdown. I'll have to build a few myself instead.

Your nephew is lucky to have such a cool aunty.

I am a cool aunty... thanks!

I couldn't believe it was on his christmas list- so I badgered my sister-in-law until she drove me to the Target, then I got the bike and threw it in her car, then we got it home that night and hid it. The next night, I put it together, and in the morning, he was so excited to have it that we took it outside and he rode it in the parking garage. Alas, I heard he hasn't ridden since I left (inactive parents), so when I get back there, we're going to do some serious riding.

I know some folks don't like this bike, but for kids, I think it's a great bike for them to have. It's so retro cool, I think.