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comment how to fix gear ring that over-jumps
You may also find this piece on Chain Maintenance from the excellent Sheldon Brown website helpful. Check out the Chain and Sprocket Wear section.
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answered Saddle or frame shape for painful Coccyx?
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answered Tandem for limited space?
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comment Is a “run-bike” equivalent to a bmx bike with no drivetrain?
Also those bikes are usually much lighter and somehow smaller and do not take that much space in the car boot,which means that you are more likely to have it with you more often, we got one for our daughter when she was 2 and a few months later we were using it all the time instead of the buggy, the size/weight helped with that greatly.
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comment Is a “run-bike” equivalent to a bmx bike with no drivetrain?
+1 just to add to Chris' answer. Most good "run-bikes" or "balance bikes" would have limited handle-bar movements as a safety feature. That prevents the child from making sharp turns and falling as a result.
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revised What should I look for in a “trailer bike”/“tag-along” bike for a child?
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comment What should I look for in a “trailer bike”/“tag-along” bike for a child?
that looks really nice, seems to be a much safer solution for the smaller kids
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comment What should I look for in a “trailer bike”/“tag-along” bike for a child?
@sixtyfootersdude you need to attach so called "receiver kit" to the child's bike, and the "sit post kit" to your bike. Those are meant stay on the bikes permanently. Once you have the kits on the bikes attaching the tow bar is very quick, it takes like a minute to do. About attaching the kits, the post seat one is very easy to attach, but the receiver can be a bit tricky especially when dealing with an aluminium frame. But it is a one off thing so once it is done properly you just need to tighten the screws from time to time.
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answered What should I look for in a “trailer bike”/“tag-along” bike for a child?
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comment What clothing is best for wet weather/cycling in the rain?
@Jack M. I believe they come in different styles to fit either road or mountain bike type of shoes. The road shoe ones would have very tight fit but the ones designed for mountain biking or casual cycling should fit your shoes just fine - but it is always best to try them in the shop.
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