Kid's 24"/26" build – any views?
I’ve been looking at some nice-looking and reasonably cheap frames in CRC
These look like a DJ-oriented frame – but is there any pressing reason why I can’t build a 13″ up into a 24″ wheel general use bike for my 10-year-old lad this Spring? I imagine sourcing 24″ disc-ready hubs (for less than a small fortune) might be a pain – what else is going to trip me up here?Posted 5 years agobinnersSubscriber
If it was me, I’d buy something like this and upgrade it with some decent brakes and stuff. In fact thats exactly what I did!
But you could use it as a donor bike, and swap everything onto the new frame over if you were that bothered. A lot less hassle than trying to sort 24″ forks etcPosted 5 years agoneilsonwheelsMember
I would say she was around 4’10” in that picture. Maybe an inch shorter when I built it earlier in the year. 50mm stem and an inline seatpost with the saddle nudged right forward.
Rad skilzz…you’ve still got time to delete that before the helmet police get on to you!
Kids bounce, she’ll be fine…Posted 5 years agob rMember
I imagine sourcing 24″ disc-ready hubs (for less than a small fortune) might be a pain
Not really, I got a pair through CRC. Custom build or Deore hubs on Sun rims – £100 new.
I did this for my son on his Dr Jekyll 4x bike, and laterly put 26″‘s on it now he’s grown a bit. Light too, as its an alloy frame.Posted 5 years ago
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