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Toddler bike seat vs. bike trailer?

Our 2.2 year old toddler seems very interested in a random, abandoned bike seat we found, so we're considering some method of letting him ride with us. But I am not sure whether to get ... A bike ...
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What is the best method to teach a young child to ride?

My daughter is just about ready to start to ride a proper bike. I am loathe to get her a bike with training wheels/stabilisers, as just about every kid I see with them just relies on them and doesn't ...
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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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Valve Extender for Kids Bike

I can't seem to fit my bike pump onto my son's bike. The tires are too small, and there isn't enough of a gap to put the head of a bike pump on the valve. Are there any valve extenders (not permanent)...
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What should I look for in a "trailer bike"/"tag-along" bike for a child?

My daughter is growing fast, and will soon be too big for the child seat that is on the back of my bike. She is not yet ready to ride on the road, so I am thinking of purchasing a "tag-along" bike. ...
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Child bike seat usage when approaching max weight

I've been reviewing some of the options for commuting your kid around (bike seat, trailers, mid tails, long tails, etc) and am having a hard time determining the best option. My daughter is 45lbs ...
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10 answers
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Recommendations for transporting twins on the front of a bike

are there any child seats that can be used for twins (6 month old)? I don't like the idea of putting them in a trailer as I suspect its easy for cars to not see it. Also - special bonus point to ...
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At what age/stage should my child be at before I start using a child seat?

Does anyone have any experience or references on when it is ok to start putting a child in a bike child seat/carrier? I am aware that our child will need some extra neck strength to not bobble around ...
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Touring with little kids?

I'm curious, has anyone gone on bicycle tours with small children? I did some long-distance camping touring a while ago and would like to do more eventually. For the moment, though, we have a toddler, ...
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Baby Transportation Safety Statistics

Is there a resource comparing different safety statistics for transporting babies on bicycles, specifically using different methods? I'd like to see some information about how safe it is to compare a ...
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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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Any way to transport kids on a folding bike?

I LOVE my Strida, but have noticed that the only way to transport kids with it is in a trailer, which seems to defeat the purpose of a compact bike. I've seen a crazy expensive Brompton bar ...
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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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Adding gears to a childs trike pickle pashley

I'd like to add gears to my disabled son's pickle pashley tricycle. I have made a start by adding a 5 speed casette, but I'm stuck trying to work out how to shift the gears as there is no where to ...
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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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Is the balancing easier on big cycles after the kid learns to ride pedal less bicycle?

Is the balancing easier on big cycles after the kid learns to ride pedal less bicycle? Kid is 2 years 8 months old. Is this a correct age to go for such a cycle?
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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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Kid's bike - Can I put 20" wheel on a frame that was meant for 18" wheels?

So, my friend's kid's bicycle has an 18" tire that is completely worn down. I'm having a really tough time finding 18" tires on local buy/sell websites, but there are a bunch of 16" and 20". Does ...
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