That's my boy!

Discussion in 'Family and Recreational Cycling' started by mickle, 23 Jul 2012.

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    Big sister's cast off. He's just on it, and could use a slightly shorter stem. The brakes are stonking on it.
     
  2. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    SUDS ON THE CHAIN? DOES HE KNOW NOTHING?


    nice picks them mick.
     
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  3. cyberknight

    cyberknight Wibble

    Location:
    Land of confusion
    Cav or Brad in the making ?
    Very nice !!!, i am tyring to get my lad to ride atm but we are still at the stabilizer stage as hes the oly kid i know can fall off a bike with them on :banghead:
     
  4. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    My kids could fall off stabilizers too. Horrible things.
    Get rid of them. Take the pedals off, let him scoot it along for a bit then find a gentle downslope to freewheel down .... takes but a few minutes and then they are away.
     
  5. benb

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    Location:
    Epsom
    I like his jacket - very cool.
     
  6. benb

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    Location:
    Epsom
    So do you think I could do:
    1) Remove stabilisers
    2) Get him used to scooting, balancing, steering, braking
    3) A few goes freewheeling down a slope
    4) Pedals back on, and raise saddle a bit

    all in one afternoon? My son is 4½, but pretty tall and physically confident.
     
  7. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Guru

    Nice pics Mickle, you must be very proud. Doesn't seem two minutes since my lads were that age.
     
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  8. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    Don't rush kids into anything.... but once they can freewheel a few tens of yards down a slope everything else just seems to click.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    mickle

    mickle FFS

    It's his big sister's!
     
  10. OP
    OP
    mickle

    mickle FFS

    I'm proud of all of them actually - I really should post up more pics of each of them + their bikes. To be fair they've got their mum and late father to thank for getting them into it. I'm just building on their good work.
     
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  11. Berties

    Berties Fast and careful!

    i wish my two would clean their mtb s,lazy so and so's
    looks like he's a good lad for you !!:thumbsup:
     
  12. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    Very nice, and starting them early (on cleaning their own bike!!!). (Raise the brake levers slightly to make it slightly easier for him to reach - she says teaching Mickle to suck eggs:laugh: ).
     
  13. OP
    OP
    mickle

    mickle FFS

    I'm way ahead of you!
     
  14. Norm

    Norm Guest

    I think you missed an important early stage there, Ben. :giggle:
     
  15. benb

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    Location:
    Epsom
    Have child?
     
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