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#1 2013-01-03 11:21am

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I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

So, not too long ago I pick up a Fit 18" for my eldest. I spend a little $$ making it nice w/Profile and Madera parts. We are riding around our place the other day, and now he looks like a freaking giant on it!

9 years old, 4' 9' tall, and the bike looks too small. I was hoping he'd get at least 2 years out of this thing, looks like I'll be looking for another bike for him.

Wife will not be pleased! tongue

http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr8/muphasta1/2012-04-06171813.jpg
That pic was from a couple of months ago. I need a pic of him riding it to really show how big he looks on it.


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#2 2013-01-03 11:31am

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

Should be able to switch some parts over? Its all in how it feels to him, if he is still comfortable leave it be. But if its bothering him time to upgrade.

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#3 2013-01-03 11:31am

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

i got a s&m rv f&f brad lmk big_smile happy new year to you and the family!

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#4 2013-01-03 11:40am

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

theflowrider wrote:

i got a s&m rv f&f brad lmk big_smile happy new year to you and the family!

same to you Leo!

LMK how much. big_smile
and tt length

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#5 2013-01-03 11:55am

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

yes on bigger bars, maybe 7.75 rise or 8 rise but 8 might be pushing it wink

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#6 2013-01-03 11:56am

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

at least he is even tall as Jon tonguetongue lollol

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#7 2013-01-03 12:09pm

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

erdalicious wrote:

at least he is even tall as Jon tonguetongue lollol

Happy New Year Brad

Happy New Year to you!

He is only .5" shorter than my friend's wife!!


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#8 2013-01-03 12:11pm

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

Just picture DD Leone riding a 20 and you'll be fine.lol


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#9 2013-01-03 12:12pm

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I am 42 yrs old....6'2...210 lbs...20" bikes are the ONLY thing I ride! cool


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#10 2013-01-03 12:57pm

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

I dunno. From the pic it looks like a good fit to me. (no pun intended sorta)

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#11 2013-01-03 2:02pm

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

Johnnny wrote:

I dunno. From the pic it looks like a good fit to me. (no pun intended sorta)

Like I mentioned, I think I need a pic of him on it. He just looks so darn big on it!


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#12 2013-01-03 2:21pm

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muphasta wrote:

Johnnny wrote:

I dunno. From the pic it looks like a good fit to me. (no pun intended sorta)

Like I mentioned, I think I need a pic of him on it. He just looks so darn big on it!

You think I read these threads? WTF? lol

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#13 2013-01-03 2:44pm

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

muphasta wrote:

Johnnny wrote:

I dunno. From the pic it looks like a good fit to me. (no pun intended sorta)

Like I mentioned, I think I need a pic of him on it. He just looks so darn big on it!

That's cool if y'all want a bigger bike... but IMO, that 18" doesn't look too small.

Check out this thread of photos of BMX pros standing next to their bikes:

http://www.bikeguide.org/forums/showthread.php?t=204639


20", 22", 24", and 26" !

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#14 2013-01-03 2:46pm

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Brad , raise up that seatpost , i think bike is ok for him


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#15 2013-01-03 2:47pm

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cmc wrote:

muphasta wrote:

Johnnny wrote:

I dunno. From the pic it looks like a good fit to me. (no pun intended sorta)

Like I mentioned, I think I need a pic of him on it. He just looks so darn big on it!

That's cool if y'all want a bigger bike... but IMO, that 18" doesn't look too small.

Check out this thread of photos of BMX pros standing next to their bikes:

http://www.bikeguide.org/forums/showthread.php?t=204639

I'll get a pic of him in the daylight tomorrow. it will be dark by the time I get home tonight.

maybe taller bars are all he needs. We'll see.


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#16 2013-01-03 2:48pm

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

erdalicious wrote:

Brad , raise up that seatpost , i think bike is ok for him

It is uncut just for that reason! He isn't doing tail whips so height isn't an issue! tongue


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#17 2013-01-03 2:50pm

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

erdalicious wrote:

Brad , raise up that seatpost , i think bike is ok for him

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#18 2013-01-05 2:04pm

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

Here are a couple pix from my cell phone of him riding:
http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr8/muphasta1/2013-01-05112648.jpg
http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr8/muphasta1/2013-01-05112715.jpg


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#19 2013-01-05 2:43pm

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

Now have him take a picture of you on your 20".

Betcha it doesn't look much different. smile

My son rode his 18" until he was 12. He is over 5 feet tall.


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#20 2013-01-05 2:54pm

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Capt. Nemo wrote:

Now have him take a picture of you on your 20".

Betcha it doesn't look much different. smile

My son rode his 18" until he was 12. He is over 5 feet tall.

I only ride cruisers. tongue

But, I'm sure the effect is the same.


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#21 2013-01-05 3:18pm

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Woow he sure looks like a giant big_smile


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#22 2013-01-05 3:27pm

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

This is why I haven't boutght any 18 inch bikes for my kids.  Heck I didn't even have a 16 inch bike as a kid.  Straight from the tricycle to a 20 inch.
Anyways, if he's hitting his knees on the bars or doesn't feel right to him after seatpost and handlebar changes, then yep get him a 20 inch.


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#23 2013-01-05 3:29pm

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

It might be a little bit small, but he's at an awkward size.

If it had a longer top tube I bet he'd look like we do on 20".

Does he "ride" or just pedal around?  If you put him on a 20", he's going to have more problems controlling it.  I'd get bigger bars, maybe straighten them up a little and let him go a bit longer.

If he just pedals around, then go up to a 20".

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#24 2013-01-05 3:31pm

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

Put some taller bars on there and see of that helps before spending the money on a new bike.


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#25 2013-01-05 3:46pm

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Re: I think my kid needs a bigger bike!

Kids grow way too fast, he needs at least a 20" bike.

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