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Where can I find removable training wheels?

Where can I find training wheels that would fit into these slots: All the training wheels I've seen online are ones where you have to attach by removing the hex nut on the center of the back wheel. ...
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Why should little kids not have back mirrors on their bicycles?

In a paper from the mid-1980s, there is a kind of PSA box listing some things that small children should NOT have on their bicycle. Most of them make sense, but there's one that confuses me: "...
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Can I drill into the handles of a B'Twin 100 Arctic?

My 4yo daughter has just got a B'twin Arctic 100 for her birthday. Her balance bike has tassels like these on the handlebars, so I bought some for her new bike too. But behind the grips, the ...
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How to attach streamers to handlebars?

I bought streamers for my kids bikes: https://www.pushys.com.au/bikecorp-handlebar-streamers-shiny-purple.html How do I attach them? I was told I just need to push them through the holes on the sides ...
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Kids bike question

I bought my 4 year old a 12 inch bike with training wheels, are the pedals supposed to move when the wheels moving, he pushes his front foot down but even with the speed the back one never comes up ...
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I want a bolt on crank, but dunno what terminology to use to find one

I want to place a crank on a bike at a different location than the one the bike is originally located. This is similar to what i want to do, this is an addon crank for a smaller person to pedal with a ...
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Child seat: how to protect my child's face from rain and wind?

I edited this question more than any of my questions before, please feel free to view old versions. The overhaul of the question was approved in principle by a moderator. I did also add an answer with ...
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26" fork on 24" bike: reduce travel on suspension fork

My son and I are building him a 24" bike. The frame was donated from a trashed bike, it had a 24" coil suspension fork with 40mm travel and weighed a ton. The axle-to-crown measurement was ...
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How can I install a front brake on this kids bike?

Coaster brakes are dangerous and confusing but they keep shipping kid bikes with them for some reason. How can I add a front brake to this bike?
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My child seems to have difficulties riding bike - would different tires help?

My son is 6 years old, weighs about 20kg himself. The bike we have for him is this Merida Matts J20 which weighs about 13kg. His riding skills are fine but I get the feeling he's not comfortable on ...
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Pashley Pickle child's tricycle wheel rims to buy?

Currently refurbishing a child's Pashley Pickle tricycle and need replacement wheel rims described in specs as 16" x 1 3/8" - anyone know where I can buy them or what type are needed please?
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How do I adjust my child's bike shown in this video to improve fit and comfort?

Timeline Provided because I learnt a lot in the process My 5yo daughter has started growing out of her Apollo Petal with 14" wheels and an upright position typical of a child bike. Basic research ...
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Lifespan of a bike child seat

I know that e.g. bike helmets and child car seat expires, but can't find anything about bike child seats. There is a manufacture date on mine (Dec. 2014) and it's made of polypropylene (there is this ...
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Solid tyres for child's tricycle

Is it still possible to purchase solid white rubber tyres? I need some for a Raleigh Tiger child's tricycle I am renovating the size in the side wall states 12 x 7/8 there is 300mm also on the side ...
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Service kids forks 20” wheel

The suspension forks on my kids bike are totally seized, never been great anyway, but I’d like to try to get them moving in some way. First problem is how to disassemble. They are the standard fork ...
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Kids bike rear derailleur change

I am not too technical when it comes to bikes, but I wonder about the change of rear derailleur. I bought my daughter a second hand good shape bike for good money Cube Acid 240 disk with Altus 7 ...
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Help identify vintage kids bike

I found this bike under our house we recently purchased. Wasn't able to find anything online and was wondering if anyone knows this type of bike? and if its worth fixing up for my son.
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Kids bike front wheel falls to the side while on kickstand

My daughters bike's front wheel doesn't stay straight when it is on the kickstand. Our other 2 bikes only slightly go to the left but her front end "falls" to the left like something is loose. ...
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What model is this old child’s bike?

I found this in my grandfathers garage. He said it was in the garbage like 15 years ago. I don’t know but hope it’s something cool and antique. I am crossing my fingers.
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Child's bike rear wheel wobble

I removed the stabilisers from my child's bike, but now when she rides there is a clicking noise and you can noticeably see the rear wheel wobble slightly, and the chain comes off frequently because ...
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Maximum height for tagalong

My daughter is not a very experienced cyclist so on holiday I would like to rent a shared bike. However, at her size (133cm/26kg) she appears to be in a gap where she is too small for a tandem but ...
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Adding gears to my grandson's 12" bike

My grandson has the kind of bike you pedal backwards to brake, and he goes riding with me on my days off. Yesterday, he asked me if we can convert his bike because we have looked everywhere and no ...
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What to put after taking off rear stabilisers from child bicyle?

I removed rear stabilisers from my 9y old daughter's bike a while ago, but I lost the little pieces that are supposed to replace the stabilisers. Today I don't even remember what they look like. Any ...
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I have a bike i wanna fix for my 2yr old grandson but have no ideas [closed]

I want to make a monsters inc bike for him
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Adult vs kid's bicycle for a tall kid?

My daughter is 11 years old. She is growing fast and for her age, she is quite tall (154cm). Her bicycle is too small for her now so I'd like to get her a new one. The question is: should I look for ...
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E-Bikes and Kid Trailers?

Anybody know if you can attach a kid trailer (example: https://www.buybuybaby.com/store/product/burley-bee-bike-trailer-in-yellow/1061738171?skuId=61738171) to an EBike? I have a huge hill to go up to ...
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How to make a kid's bike easier to pedal

My daughter has a hand-me-down 16" wheel bike, and she finds the pedals very difficult to turn. The bike currently has a single-speed coaster hub on the back. Is there any way to replace the rear hub/...
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What’s a good way to carry a kid’s bike on an otherwise full bakfiets?

I have a Workcycles KR8 bakfiets and the 3yo just got his first pedal bike. We wanted to take him and his bike for a fifteen minute ride to the park where he could ride by himself, but chucking his ...
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What is this part of a bicycle trailer called, and where can I find a replacement?

I have a Schwinn double bicycle trailer for my kids, but it is broken. The black plastic part pictured fits at the base of the right wall and connects it to the trailer frame. A bolt goes through the ...
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Can I convert Kiddicarrier jogger to a bike trailer?

Kiddiecarrier jogger/stroller. Any tips on how to convert/attach to a bike?
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What are the conditions for removing training wheels?

I have children who I'm trying to get stoked about riding bikes. I am prone to letting them try and fail, and learn from mistakes, gaining confidence as they go, but this doesn't work perfectly with ...
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Is it ok for a kid's bike to only have a front brake?

My wife picked a bike (with trainer wheels) for my 3yo son. It only has a front brake. Having gone over the handlebars once when I was just using the front brake, I'm a bit worried about this. Should ...
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What kind of pump works for hard to reach kids valves? [duplicate]

Could you recommend a pump that can inflate this? I want to jump off a bridge right now :/
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Inflating toddler tires

I got my toddlers bike second hand & it looked like tyres were a bit flat. We brought new tubes & when I went to replace them I found that the current ones inflated. It seems that I can pump &...
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Tightening the bolts on training wheels for a child's Schwin bike

My child is learning to ride his first bike and I have attached the training wheels to help him learn to balance. I have adjusted them to be slightly off the ground so he can get used to the feeling ...
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Cost of lending out a child's bike?

My son's elementary school teaches kids to ride a bike in gym class. Basically, they adjust the schedule so the 2nd grade kids (7-8 year olds) have extra gym classes during a 1 month period and during ...
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Rear Wheel Jamming on kids bike after Training Wheels

We got our son a Hyper Metro bicycle from walmart for Christmas and I assembled it with no problem. We also go training wheels for it and when I installed them, the issues began. The rear wheel will ...
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Baby seat for stoker's seat post on tandem

My wife and I used to both commute by bike, and now that our child is old enough to go on a bike, we'd like to do so again. She has already installed a front-mounted baby seat on her dutch-style bike, ...
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Putting rear hand brakes onto a 16" Diamondback Jr Viper

I'm trying to add rear hand brakes onto a 16" bike for my son. I've seen other online versions of the same bike model (Diamonback Jr Viper) with hand brakes; which makes me think I should be able to ...
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How to measure frame size kids bike

The way I know how to measure frame size is by measuring from the center of the cranks to to top of the seat tube. I ordered a 16" bike from Halfords but the seat tube is only 9". On the box it says ...
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Kids bike overlapping frame sizes, can you go up one size?

Bike size guide: 105-117cm, 4-6 yrs: 14" 112-125cm, 5-7 yrs: 16" My niece already has a 14" bike her daddy got her. I have been monitoring her height, she's definitely growing. At the moment she's ...
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Child sleeping in bike trailer

My husband and I like to take our 3.5 year old daughter for bike rides and she rides in a trailer. But the problem is that she is sitting idly on a calm, mostly smooth ride on a bike path surrounded ...
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What makes a great kids city bike? (and where can I find or how can I build one?)

I have two children age 6 and 8. In good weather we often ride 10 or 20 miles in a day to school and misc activities. I'd like to get them city / commuter bikes but almost all of the kids bikes I can ...
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How to slow down a kid's bike

In the show Yowamushi Pedal, the main character starts out riding a mamachari or "mommy bike" that he has owned since fourth grade. Now he is in high school. In season 1 episode 3, one of the other ...
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Saddle height for toddler's balance bike

My toddler (two and a half years old) has just started scooting around on her balance bike. I'd like to ensure that the saddle is at the best height for her to learn to balance. I know the rules of ...
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A two successive wheel trailer ; would it work? (followme-tandem)

TL;DR Why does the followme-tandem have the kids front wheel off the ground? I'm looking into the followme-tandem, which attaches a child's bicyle to the back of an adult's bike to make a trailer-...
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How to properly attach a "tag-along" bicycle

I have a tag-along for my son that wants to join me on some rides. It's a great way for father-son bonding. He's 7yo. I've attached the collar of the tag-along to my seat post, and tightened the four ...
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Get off bike on crosswalk?

I go to school at Lafayette, CA. Can't find the local laws here, but people sometimes shout at me to get off my bike on the crosswalk. Even though many other students ride over the cross, I'm ...
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Rear rack or similar storage options for child's bike (16" wheels)

My 4 year old has taken to riding with abandon, and we're starting to get into summer, where we hope to do some trails together. I have a rear wheel bike rack which is sufficient for storage of what ...
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Eye protection for child in bicycle child carrier

I'm finally at the stage where I'm about to install a front mounted WeeRide child carrier on one of my bikes, but one of the things I'm concerned about is eye protection for my child. I'm mainly ...
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