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Would your 6 to 12 year old kid love this?

Old 01-12-11, 01:56 PM
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Would your 6 to 12 year old kid love this?

1980 Motobecane brand new still in wrapping!

https://www.leboncoin.fr/collection/1...20.htm?ca=12_s

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Probably more a case of I'd love this for my 6 year old. Although, that said, he might dig it to be "more like papa!"
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Don't put it past a six year old to part it out on Ebay... - Now how about a 60yr old???
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What kind of price could this reach in the states?
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Can someone explain what we're looking at? Are those 24" wheels?
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Well there is another thread on here about a childs Motobecane nomad and it stated that it had 24inch wheels.
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In a less PC era we called them midget racers, for those who raced in the midget catagory.
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I've been watching this on eBay for a while now. Don't have a use for it. Just thought it was neat.


https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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That's really cute. I spent the afternoon working on a bike with my daughter. She's still a 20"er, though.
I pulled a 24" Moto out of the dump a couple of years ago. It was bent beyond repair but it had a lot of good parts on it. I still have the rims if someone is in need. They're just chrome, thoug. I think it's the same size wheelchairs use.
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And it's only 100 euros!
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realestvin7, when I was 12, I rode my mother's Orange Atala in my first MS150 -- back in 1990. I just finished an Atala build for my dad... same colors as that Giro Jr, only it's a Gran Prix with chrome lugs on the HT and fork.

If that guy shipped, I'd buy it!
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Every so often I run across a child's vintage road bicycle. A couple were darn near mint but the only one that captured my attention for any length of time was this old Jeunet. It, too, had 24" wheels...


In Canada, we have found that we can get smaller kids on bikes if we simply remove the saddle. Funny no one else ever thought of such a simple solution to the "bike's too big for me Dad" syndrome.

Incidentally, I gave the bike to one of the other forum members. Wonder what it looks like now???
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I got this Dawes from a forum member last summer at Lars. My nephew rode it a bit and really enjoyed it. I also have a '65 Rudge single speed sports style bike with 24" wheels.




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Frank,

We can still see the tire nubs on the rear wheel! What's the length of the seat tube?
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Frank,

We can still see the tire nubs on the rear wheel! What's the length of the seat tube?
The seat tube is 46cm and the top tube is 51cm. It's a sharp little bike (specially with the shorty fenders installed) Reynolds 500 tubing.
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I have a 5.5 year old who will need a new bike soon. What is that listing? Is it really just 100 ? Will they ship to USA?
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My 12 year olds bikes all have 27" or 700c wheels but yeah, he'd love that thing.
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce
I have a 5.5 year old who will need a new bike soon. What is that listing? Is it really just 100 €? Will they ship to USA?
I have sent them a question for you and asked about shipping to America at your cost. I'll let you know what they say.
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Hi ,
I've just got a reply and it is still available. He said he can send it but with the over heightened security checks going on in to the states at the moment it can take a while to get there. He quoted a price of 150 Euros for the shipping.
So 250 Euros altogether , roughly 334 Dollars.
Let me know if you are interested!
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Very small road bikes show up on CL sometimes. Because my son is, well, a boy, most of these bikes wouldn't work for him when he's older (many of them are pink or other pastels). Not that he doesn't love pink. It's his favorite color! But even he sees the wisdom in buying things that are gender-appropriate in terms of long-term appeal. He's only six now, after all. At 12 he might not be so into pink. Gender identity confidence is not a hallmark of teenage manhood.

I'm thinking that by the time he can ride a "normal" kid's bike with 24" wheels, like his 10 year-old step-sister, I'll be able to get him an extra-small road bike that some woman bought and then didn't ride, instead. A 48cm or smaller would actually fit a boy that age, I would think. Every now and then, I see one in red. I assume he'll want a road bike at that point, but of course he may decide BMX is the way to go.
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Originally Posted by snarkypup
Very small road bikes show up on CL sometimes. Because my son is, well, a boy, most of these bikes wouldn't work for him when he's older (many of them are pink or other pastels). Not that he doesn't love pink. It's his favorite color! But even he sees the wisdom in buying things that are gender-appropriate in terms of long-term appeal. He's only six now, after all. At 12 he might not be so into pink. Gender identity confidence is not a hallmark of teenage manhood.

I'm thinking that by the time he can ride a "normal" kid's bike with 24" wheels, like his 10 year-old step-sister, I'll be able to get him an extra-small road bike that some woman bought and then didn't ride, instead. A 48cm or smaller would actually fit a boy that age, I would think. Every now and then, I see one in red. I assume he'll want a road bike at that point, but of course he may decide BMX is the way to go.
Here you go:

https://cgi.ebay.com/TREK-1000-ROAD-B...item35af45cea8

Or this one:

https://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/bik/2154184238.html
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So judging by the prices that the owners want $334 seems a good price for a brand new unused one.
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
So judging by the prices that the owners want $334 seems a good price for a brand new unused one.
A brand new "steel" one, too. That is ftw.
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