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single speed bike for kids

Old 10-13-07, 03:20 PM
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single speed bike for kids

Does any one know of any companies that make a kids single speed track bike? thanks
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Old 10-13-07, 04:01 PM
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Bianchi makes a bike in a 49 cm frame size. Bikes direct also has a few 49 cm frame sized fixed gear bikes.
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Old 10-13-07, 04:05 PM
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IRO makes a 48
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I guess it depends on the definition of a kid. How tall is this kid?
Im a kid and im about 6 foot.
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Old 10-13-07, 04:38 PM
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he is like 5'
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Doesn't Fuji make a wee bike?

Edit: The 08 catalog shows a 43 with 650 wheels. That might fit the bill.
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Old 10-13-07, 04:41 PM
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these seem like answers for a bike for a short adult...kids can be pretty wee.
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Old 10-13-07, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by hellbent13 View Post
he is like 5'
oh, that helps. hmmm. that 48cm iro might be good. i knew someone a while ago who was 4'11" and somehow finally found a 38cm frame and some 650c wheels. hopefully it doesn't have to be that extreme here, it was no easy feat finding that.
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Old 10-13-07, 04:54 PM
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What's his inseam?
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Dont know about his inseam size,he is 12years old saw mashsf and wants to get rid of his bmx bike!!! thank again
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Dont know about his inseam size,he is 12years old saw mashsf and wants to get rid of his bmx bike!!! thank again
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Maybe a coaster brake? That is what I grew up on, and in many ways they still rank no. 1 on the "fun bikes of my life" list.
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Old 10-13-07, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by eXCeSS View Post
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ugh.
What does that mean?
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Old 10-13-07, 08:03 PM
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What does that mean?
Ha Ha eat your veggies & drink lots of milk!
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Dont know about his inseam size,he is 12years old saw mashsf and wants to get rid of his bmx bike!!! thank again
sounds like he's a fickle pickle. don't spend too much
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Old 10-14-07, 01:30 AM
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rebuild the bmx bike with a track hub.. flip flop even.. why not?
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Old 10-14-07, 08:53 AM
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We have a velodrome near Seattle where they have Davidson kid's track bikes for training the young ones. Davidson is a custom brand through Elliot Bay Bicycles: https://www.elliottbaybicycles.com/
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Old 10-14-07, 09:04 AM
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Just throwing this around...

Most BMX bikes have track-style dropouts.

Build some wheels using 20" rims from a folding bike, and a fixed hub. Maybe remove the brakes (street or track?) and switch the bars.
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Old 10-14-07, 09:34 AM
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Wait, so he rides BMX and wants a track bike? Is he going to modify his track bike until it looks like a BMX bike?

Seriously, just offer to spruce up his BMX or convert it to fixed gear.
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Old 10-14-07, 09:45 AM
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So he wants a track bike to do BMX style tricks? Just find a BMX bike too small for him, convert it to fixed, put on some bullhorns and he will be all set. My guess is in 6 months it will be sitting in the shed when he suddenly discovers how cool CF road bikes are and wants one of them.
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Old 10-14-07, 10:35 PM
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Old 10-14-07, 10:41 PM
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fuji track -> 43cm?
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Pony up and get him a Jonny Cycles built for a wee one. You need a good looking bike to do MashSF tricks, duh.
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