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#1 2008-02-27 8:19am

MattyBinyon
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2004 Magna Starburst 16

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2004 Magna Starburst 16

This is how my 4yr old rolls.

She shed the training wheels on the 12" Huffy Seastar a little after she turned 3.
She wanted to step up to her sister's old 16" bike but by now she didn't like training wheels. So I took them off and swapped the whale hump padded pink seat for the low profile model off my Free Agent Cruiser.
I still had to saw off the seat tube below the weld spots on the seat clamp and cut a new channel in the back of the seat tube to get the seat low enough.
Now she can sit on the seat and put both feet down on the ground. And she loves to do brake slide 180s on the slick garage floor.
These pictures are from her first completed laps around the PTC BMX track.


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#2 2008-04-01 4:24pm

Honda4bmxSnM
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Re: 2004 Magna Starburst 16

Awesome photo!!!

My 4-year old loves to ride, too. I bought him a Micro for the track and it works pretty well for him, although I can tell that he is much taller than your daughter.

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m65/honda4bmxsnm/feb182321.jpg
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m65/honda4bmxsnm/feb182291.jpg

For the skatepark, he still shreds on a 16" Hoffman that, oddly, weighs twice as much as his Micro.

Keep her riding. Girls are fierce on the track. My son gets beat by one just about every weekend.

Carl

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#3 2008-04-02 9:41pm

MattyBinyon
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Re: 2004 Magna Starburst 16

Cool!

Mine still likes to ride her 16" even though she's racing a 18" MicroMini now:

http://www.telexcelpartners.com/bikes/SMBWin1sm.jpg

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#4 2008-04-03 8:49am

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Re: 2004 Magna Starburst 16

My son is the same way about his 16" bike. He loves it even though he races his Micro.

I have a question for you...I noticed you have some slightly taller bars on your daughter's micro than I am accustomed to seeing. Usually micro bars have only a 2" rise. Those look like mini or junior bars. Did you swap out the original bars for those? If so, how does it work for her?

I am relatively new to the world of micro and mini racers but it seems to me, although his bike fits him well every other way, that he might be a bit squirrely with his micro bars. I have always thought they could be a bit taller. Do the slightly taller bars help her keep her arms from squirreling out?

Thanks, man.

Carl


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#5 2008-04-03 4:09pm

MattyBinyon
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Re: 2004 Magna Starburst 16

They are cut down bars off my other daughter's Mongoose Junior. 

They add almost a pound, but it definitely cut down the squirreliness for her.

I have been looking at replacing them with some 4" Crupis to get the weight back under 15 lbs. 

I also took the stock AC MiniLE 130s off and put some Sinz 120s on it. They were temporarily out of the 115s and I was impatient. I should have waited on the 115s, but it doesn't seem to bother her too much. 

Next mod for the 16" is to get some 16x1.75s I saw the other day.

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#6 2008-04-03 4:11pm

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Re: 2004 Magna Starburst 16

It really did cut down the squirreliness? She was squirrelier hunched over on the low bars?

That's awesome. I think I'll do the same thing for my son then.

Carl


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#7 2008-06-02 5:44pm

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Re: 2004 Magna Starburst 16

she's a speed demon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#8 2008-07-26 7:26pm

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Re: 2004 Magna Starburst 16

THATS A REAL DEAR DEVIL!!!lol


My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.'

Tupac Shakur

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#9 2008-08-12 1:45am

gwokster
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Re: 2004 Magna Starburst 16

My 4yo son has just moved from his mongoose 12" to a Freewheel Lil ripper 16" (my bikes)..  I had to loosen off the brakes and put a tiedown between the caliper and the fixing to bring the lever closer to the handlebars (otherwise it was a real stretch for him)..  Next time I get to the track I'll put up some pics..

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#10 2011-05-14 8:46am

bullseyejunkie
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Re: 2004 Magna Starburst 16

That little chick rocks.


European tour 2019.Paris,Italy,Poland,Netherlands,England & Malta.

Still livin the dream. Hahaha.

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#11 2012-02-13 4:07pm

noxqcs
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Re: 2004 Magna Starburst 16

thats so cool. thumbs up

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#12 2013-06-21 6:35am

Breeze429
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Re: 2004 Magna Starburst 16

Awesome!!

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#13 2013-06-21 10:28am

jwalk_2002
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Re: 2004 Magna Starburst 16

Dude thats Awesome! How young did you start her out at? My son is three and I want to start doing something with him, but I'm busy a lot and the weather sucks in Montana and we live on a hill, lol! He's got a tricycle I'll start him out on that and go from there, hopefully he can get the jist of it.

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