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24" wheels girls road bike

Old 04-04-12, 06:10 PM
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24" wheels girls road bike

Eight year old daughter just went for a 2 mile jaunt on her new road bike. Wife said it went well, only a little wobble when she had an itch. Daughter said it was much easier to climb hills with the gears, lighter bike, and bigger tires.

Bike is a GMC Denali- 24 inch wheels- road bike. Changed brake levers to mountain bike type. Reading reviews and trying them myself, the standard road levers were too hard for little hands. Also made the front derailleur static. Just the seven rear speeds till she masters changing gears.
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Old 04-04-12, 06:35 PM
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I have a vintage Dawes for my son and the brakes are hard for him, too. Not so sure he likes it. You see a lot of these converted to flat bars. I like your solution for the brakes.

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I was actually going to do a flat bar, but I did not have a good stem on hand that would work. I also thought about the crossbrakes/inline brake levers, but I had a spare set of mountain bike levers. On this first ride she went up a decent size hill and then back down. She said that the brakes did well.

I think she will appreciate the different hand placements she can use with the road bars.
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I did the flat bar for my 10 yr old son on a BD frame. Works out well for him. Threw on some bar ends for the additional hand position.



We did 13 miles today and he seems to like it.
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Haha, you guys are making me jealous! My twins are almost three, and they love bicycles. Can't wait till they are pedaling around with me. Till then I get the biggest kick watching them coast down the hill in our backyard on their wally-world balance bikes Really liking that BD bike Grasschopper. Happy riding to all of you, and good tip on going flat bar for the kids. I'll remember that.
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