Garden bike furniture for the kids….

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  • alpin
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    My lil sis has OK’d me building a ramp for my nephew. What she didn’t know is that it’s already built.

    A small kicker about 30cm high and 90cm long. Great for the older one,but maybe little nephew is too small just yet.

    I’m thinking building a a see-saw type thingy so that the little nephew can use his balance bike, too,and maybe a up & over type ramp.

    Before I set off to the workshop, does anyone else have any good ideas as to what I could build?

    My sister is fortunate that she has a massive garden….. 😁

    A small kicker about 30cm high and 90cm long

    Is that long enough? – for learning on, I always work on the principle (and for building stuff locally too) that the take off should be at least the same length, but preferably a tad longer, than the bike wheelbase.

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    When our girls were little, a long time ago, they asked for some shore for Christmas a trip to the savage yard and a load of timber was delivered and made up into six foot lengths so that it could be carried into the field. Loads of fun was had for very little outlay before the ventured into the nearby disused quarry for some bigger stuff.

    alpin
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    Here’s one I prepared earlier…. Works fine on the BMX for 180s.

    alpin
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    Tracey, your garden is massive!

    Nephews are 4 & 1,5…

    Premier Icon El Vino
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    Here’s one I prepared earlier…. Works fine on the BMX for 180s.

    What height and length is that Alpin, thinking for a Christmas Project

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    Specialized from day 1 Tracey!  Brilliant!

    alpin
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    What height and length is that Alpin, thinking for a Christmas Project

    Circa 30cm high, 90cm long.
    Some off cuts from staging I built last month.

    bartimaeus
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    Those bigger ramps look awesome, but you can have a lot of useful fun on a small bit of wood and a couple of bricks (now replaced with something a little bigger and more solid!). The smaller stuff is very handy for timing your ‘push-scoop-and-spring’

    My LBS do a field test once a year in the local velodrome and they hire a wooden pump track which is a lot of fun. Something along these lines.
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    alpin
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    Right… Ramp is more or less done…

    I’m thinking of putting skateboards type tape on it so that the boys can use it on the wet /damp (it’s for the UK after all….).

    Where can I get decent length rolls and not 85cm for 7€?

    Premier Icon rossburton
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    I’m being inspired by this forum again to knock up some bits.

    I’m thinking something like Tracey’s setup, 45×95 lengths for bulk of it with something thinner/wider on top. 50cm wide?

    alpin
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    I think it’s a bit big…..

    BearBack
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    exterior paint with added sand?
    Ramp looks super!

    darthpunk
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    Where can I get decent length rolls and not 85cm for 7€?

    speak to Sean Goff at Todd Twist if you need a particular length

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    When I stained some decking I got some stuff that had sand in it for non-slip and it’s been pretty good. You could either get something like that – or as above do some kind of black outdoor paint / sand mix which should do the job.

    alpin
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    I’ve chopped it in half and added a box section. Box is 40cm high, 95cm long. Will use theatre hinges to attach the box, or back to original configuration when he’s bigger /more confident.

    I rode the original yesterday evening on the BMX…. Whether it was the Feierabendbier or I’m just crap, but I found it a bit intimidating so thought the middle section will smooth it out a bit….

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