What bike for….tall 9 yr old girl
Errr – 14″ ss inbred which has been run with gears (1×9) with dropout adapter (included) (run for 3-4 years no issues). Matching steel forks. Probably £100 plus postage cost? I need to source replacement before I can sell though (I’ll put an ad up now).
Pic of it in 2009Posted 4 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
We have a couple of bikes that would fit that bill….Posted 4 years ago
The Trek (13″) was a bargain of classifieds here – all but unused. Fork was lightly used, boxed, with manuals and pumps off retrobike, as were XTR shifters and brakes, flat bars etc. Total cost £160. middle_oab loves how fast and light it is, and the fact that he can feel the forks actually working – and was amazed last week when we messed with the rebound and he could feel the difference…
It gets a proper thrashing..
Comrie Croft by matt_outandabout, on Flickr
Eldest OAB has an Isla Bikes Beinn 26 – that again is light and nippy. Cost twice what the Trek did nearly – again including the newish and perfectly working Manitou forks and some new (proper, light and supple) tyres, rather than rock hard ones.
Again, it gets a proper thrashing…
Carron Valley by matt_outandabout, on Flickr
So, finally she’s enjoying riding and we can go for a cruise as a family. Unfortunately her bike us crap. It’s a very heavy front susser from Halfords with horrible twist shift which she hates. Would anyone give me the benefit of experience and recommend something lightish with pref trigger shifts that won’t break the bank? She’s tall for her age so I’m thinking 24′ wheels?. Only paved trails in the main and can’t see her riding any trails so suspension probably superfluous.
Thank in advancePosted 4 years ago
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