I picked up a child's bike from the recycling center - and I was going to give it to a financially strapped worker that I know. The brakes could easily be adjusted to be quite a bit stronger - but I'm wondering if that's a good idea. (It looks to be for someone aged 4-7.)
I don't know how feasible it is for a child to go over the handlebars, or if poor handling skills (well, compared to an adult) could cause them to crash with the "better" adjusted brake. It would be understandable if someone so small wasn't very good at choosing a power on a tightly adjusted piece.
So, what should I do? What do shops/stores usually do?