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Kid's road bike

Old 07-29-10, 12:08 AM
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Kid's road bike

Search came up with too many irrelevant threads, at least with the entry I used..."kids road bike".

Anyway, my daughter's 7yrs old and "almost" outgrowing her 16" wheeled machine. She likes my road bike and wants one. I did find an old 1970's Italvega 20" wheeled road bike for sale. It does have a lot of rust and parts should probably be replaced.

How and where can I find parts to rebuild it? Tried google and not much came up...
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Try "junior road bike"
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most of the major brands offer a kids' 24" wheeled version. We have a Trek and a Felt at home. Both have sora on them with maybe a little tiagra also. But, good luck finding used local...they are few and far between it seems.
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Fuji makes inexpensive kids road bikes. Argon18 makes pricier ones.
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I just went through this with my 6 year old son. Here is what we ended up getting him. https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...20/5695/36653/ It is not a road bike, but it has 7 gears. Fuji makes a 20" road bike here called the ACE20. https://www.fujibikes.com/Kids/Road/Ace20.aspx
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Blue makes a frame for children. It looks wicked miniature. Funny to look at.
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As far as I know, Pinarello, Felt and Argon are the only ones making true road bike for jr/youth with 24" wheelset. I bought the Pinarello from Competitive Cyclist this year for my 8-yr old and she couldn't be happier. One of the added benefit is that because the bike is a Pinarello, she gets a lot of compliments from other cyclists on the bike so she wants to show off and ride it all the time, which is really great. Also, the Pinarello frame geometry is really good and by my reckoning, it can probably give her another good 5-8 years of riding with only changing stem, bar, and seatpost. I know $800 for a kids bike is a lot of money, but I think in the long run, it's a better investment. She also tried the Felt but the quality wasn't as good.
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Take a look here Schwinn Midi Fastback 24" Kid's Bike
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I gave up looking for a used one. They seem to go for almost as much as a new one. Ended up getting my son (he's 8) one of the Felt's. He loves it. Rides it a lot. He got some SPD's too. And the shop gave us a nice discount. He's doing really well clipless.
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Originally Posted by dalava
as far as i know, pinarello, felt and argon are the only ones making true road bike for jr/youth with 24" wheelset. I bought the pinarello from competitive cyclist this year for my 8-yr old and she couldn't be happier. One of the added benefit is that because the bike is a pinarello, she gets a lot of compliments from other cyclists on the bike so she wants to show off and ride it all the time, which is really great. Also, the pinarello frame geometry is really good and by my reckoning, it can probably give her another good 5-8 years of riding with only changing stem, bar, and seatpost. I know $800 for a kids bike is a lot of money, but i think in the long run, it's a better investment. She also tried the felt but the quality wasn't as good.
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Originally Posted by chado445510
IMO, If I was 13-16 years old and still riding very often, I would reallllllly want a real big bike. I am a junior and I don't know if your daughter will be as interested, but I think your expected life of the bike is a bit long.
That's how i talked myself into spending the $800
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Originally Posted by dalava
That's how i talked myself into spending the $800
Oh, sorry. Here, I'll fix it.
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