I've just bougth a new (secondhand) 24" wheel bike for the kid. I say 'bought' - it was basically given away: I've been looking on eBay for something suitable for a while but nothing has come up nearby, so I asked at a local shop that sometimes has secondhand bikes outside, and he dragged a 24" out the back saying no-one wanted it because it has no suspension (the kid didn't want suspension anyway) so I could have it for a tenner. It looks hardly used, but has a few shed-scratches, but the kid is adamant that she likes it looking like that and doesn't want it painted - so we've been on eBay together and bought some bits to smarten it up. The mudguards came yesterday, the new cranks should come on Monday (it was ridiculously high geared for a kids bike - who puts a 48 on a kids bike?) and she doesn't like the thumbies so I picked up an as-new Revoshift twist grip thing from the local bike recycling place - her last bike had grip shift so she wanted that again. The tyres look a bit cracked so I'll pick up a new set on the way home today, and it's good to go.