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Stop the Strider madness people.

#1 2015-11-03 10:18am

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Stop the Strider madness people.

Is it just me or can no one else see it? Strider are for suckers. There is no reason to buy a strider and turn right around and buy your kid another bike once they learn to balance.

Don't get me wrong I like watching the little kids get out there and push their bikes around because its fun to watch, but I'll say it again Strider / push bikes are for suckers.


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#2 2015-11-03 10:22am

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

Thanks for letting me know I'm a sucker      wink


Gnarly is when it's beyond radical, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined. Nobody can shred like that guy, he's gnarly.                                        \m/  ( º . º )  \m/

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#3 2015-11-03 10:23am

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

Titty Sucker...fool!!!     tongue


Gnarly is when it's beyond radical, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined. Nobody can shred like that guy, he's gnarly.                                        \m/  ( º . º )  \m/

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#4 2015-11-03 10:26am

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

stonie wrote:

Titty Sucker...fool!!!     tongue

lol


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#5 2015-11-03 10:29am

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

It's not my money, but I hate to see people throw it away on something so obviously unneeded.


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#6 2015-11-03 10:39am

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

I bought a used Strider, the deluxe Green version with bar pad /etc....

It looked brand new but only paid $40 cash for it thru Craigslist.

My 2 year old hasn't shown much interest in it yet, but our 9 year old
has fun on it doing laps in the kitchen chasing his little brother.
It won't get used outside much, so I can resell it for about what I paid.
Probably could get even more for it during the holidays.

I have to say that one of the reasons why my 2 year old son doesn't use it
is because it's real hard to turn the handlebar with that:

janky a$$ plastic bushing headset    roll


Gnarly is when it's beyond radical, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined. Nobody can shred like that guy, he's gnarly.                                        \m/  ( º . º )  \m/

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#7 2015-11-03 10:41am

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

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Gnarly is when it's beyond radical, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined. Nobody can shred like that guy, he's gnarly.                                        \m/  ( º . º )  \m/

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#8 2015-11-03 11:05am

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

Buy small bike with cranks, remove cranks, now have a Strider for now and a bike for later.


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#9 2015-11-03 11:21am

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

snotty1 wrote:

Buy small bike with cranks, remove cranks, now have a Strider for now and a bike for later.

DING DING!  Winner!


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#10 2015-11-03 1:15pm

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

snotty1 wrote:

Buy small bike with cranks, remove cranks, now have a Strider for now and a bike for later.

Don't even have to remove the cranks, just the pedals. But that's exactly what I'm talking about.


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#11 2015-11-03 1:26pm

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

I pissed a guy off at the track a while back. He was talking to some people new to the track, who were asking how to get their kid started. He went through the list, long pants, long sleeve shirt, helmet and tennis shoes, then proceeds to say the best thing you can do is get a strider. I'd been eavesdropping so but in and say don't buy a strider it's a waste of money, The guy giving the advise cocks his head to the side and gives me a look. Then I broke it down like this. I'll save you about 100.00. If you buy a strider at 90.00, then in two weeks once, you kid is balancing and scooting around, then you'll have to buy him another 50.00 bike. Just buy the 12" 50.00 bike and take the pedals off. Let them scoot around and when they are balancing good just through the pedals back on.

Advise guy never said another word.


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#12 2015-11-03 1:46pm

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

My kid crashes the strider on the linoleum kitchen floor all the time.
That bike is designed to not have sharp edges, and no marring tires too.

Even if I took a Wally world bike and took off the chain/cranks/etc it wouldn't
be enough to be "kitchen friendly"   wink

Plus, I got my Strider in new condition for $40, not your $50 asking price     lol


Gnarly is when it's beyond radical, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined. Nobody can shred like that guy, he's gnarly.                                        \m/  ( º . º )  \m/

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#13 2015-11-04 5:42am

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

cool


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#14 2015-11-04 5:47am

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

Maybe if the kid is 4-5 and it's their first experience.  if the kid is 2-3, strider is the best way to go.   Its so so so much lighter and easier to use.  my 2.5 yr old and pick it up curbs under him and keep going.  He can just turn it around and go another way.  Also, they are easy to sell off when done or pass down.  hell my 6 and 9 yr olds like riding it too, trying to manny it and such.  I even got the rubber tire wheel kit.  makes it awesome on the track.

Fit is king, strider fits little kids best.

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#15 2015-11-04 4:53pm

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

Personally speaking I feel Strider/push bikes are the way to go . I put my son on one at the of age 2
( he was too small at the time for a 12'' walmart bike) and by the time he turned 3 he was riding trails with the dayum thing. . .

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr249/HASHCO/push.jpg

He got his first bike when he turned 4 and the only problem he had with riding his was stopping .
Just like jmz313 said if kids are between the ages of 2 - 3 get them a push bike.

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#16 2015-11-04 5:34pm

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

Dude I know a few now awesome racers who started on striders. DOnt hate bro, we have enough of that in BMX racing, big_smile


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#17 2015-11-04 7:00pm

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

We bout my youngest a strider @ 4 for a hundred bucks, he rode the crap out of it, but, it got too small for him, so, one day at the thrift shop I found this for 15 bucks or so...and made him a bigger one big_smile

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#18 2015-11-05 9:01am

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

My granddaughter is on a strider, from there she gets a micro mini.


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#19 2015-11-05 10:12am

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

stonie wrote:

My kid crashes the strider on the linoleum kitchen floor all the time.
That bike is designed to not have sharp edges, and no marring tires too.

Even if I took a Wally world bike and took off the chain/cranks/etc it wouldn't
be enough to be "kitchen friendly"   wink

Plus, I got my Strider in new condition for $40, not your $50 asking price     lol

See your voice is being drowned out. You're the only one talking about riding the Strider in the kitchen. And cool you got a deal on your Strider. A Strider is a gimmick and you're all falling for it.


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#20 2015-11-05 10:16am

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

I like suckers & swallower's tongue


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#21 2015-11-05 10:18am

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

Can we please keep this thread kid friendly!!

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#22 2015-11-05 12:09pm

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

Dirty Habits wrote:

Can we please keep this thread kid friendly!!

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lol

Ahhh, whoops.
Guess you have a point there    wink


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#23 2015-11-05 2:46pm

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

snotty1 wrote:

stonie wrote:

My kid crashes the strider on the linoleum kitchen floor all the time.
That bike is designed to not have sharp edges, and no marring tires too.

Even if I took a Wally world bike and took off the chain/cranks/etc it wouldn't
be enough to be "kitchen friendly"   wink

Plus, I got my Strider in new condition for $40, not your $50 asking price     lol

See your voice is being drowned out. You're the only one talking about riding the Strider in the kitchen. And cool you got a deal on your Strider. A Strider is a gimmick and you're all falling for it.

My son did the same thing too . I couldn't blame him for wanting to ride because there was about 2 feet of snow outside. lol


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#24 2015-11-05 3:26pm

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

snotty1 wrote:

stonie wrote:

My kid crashes the strider on the linoleum kitchen floor all the time.
That bike is designed to not have sharp edges, and no marring tires too.

Even if I took a Wally world bike and took off the chain/cranks/etc it wouldn't
be enough to be "kitchen friendly"   wink

Plus, I got my Strider in new condition for $40, not your $50 asking price     lol

See your voice is being drowned out. You're the only one talking about riding the Strider in the kitchen. And cool you got a deal on your Strider. A Strider is a gimmick and you're all falling for it.

Yeah, kinda like all these phones nowaday.

They are gimmicks, you don't need internet to call someone....it's a phone  lol

But seriously, I still have a flip phone that makes calls only.
Works perfectly fine for me, that's all I need, and that is my preference.

I don't go around and call everyone a dumba$$ that has an i-phone, because it's their preference.

LIVE & LET LIVE   (ya know)    smile


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#25 2015-11-05 3:28pm

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Re: Stop the Strider madness people.

TH1ST wrote:

snotty1 wrote:

stonie wrote:

My kid crashes the strider on the linoleum kitchen floor all the time.
That bike is designed to not have sharp edges, and no marring tires too.

Even if I took a Wally world bike and took off the chain/cranks/etc it wouldn't
be enough to be "kitchen friendly"   wink

Plus, I got my Strider in new condition for $40, not your $50 asking price     lol

See your voice is being drowned out. You're the only one talking about riding the Strider in the kitchen. And cool you got a deal on your Strider. A Strider is a gimmick and you're all falling for it.

My son did the same thing too . I couldn't blame him for wanting to ride because there was about 2 feet of snow outside. lol

Kitchen Grand Nationals           lol


Gnarly is when it's beyond radical, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined. Nobody can shred like that guy, he's gnarly.                                        \m/  ( º . º )  \m/

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