How Many New Bikes Are Being Bought For The Kids This Year

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How Many New Bikes Are Being Bought For The Kids This Year

Postby darkie » Wed 24 Dec 2008, 12:58 pm

Well, it has been too long since anything has been posted here so I'll ask a question...

Who is buying a bike for their children this Christmas?

We are. I (Sorry, Santa) actually bought it a year ago with a voucher which was due to expire. Nice pink mountain bike for Junior Darkie #1. Her spec was a stand, water bottle and gears!!!!

In the LBS a couple of months ago, surprise surprise, she picked the exact same bike I had bought....

Someone is going to be very happy I think.....
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Postby Oz » Wed 24 Dec 2008, 1:24 pm

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/oz_lomo/3126383878/" title="New toy by Oz Lomo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/3126383878_6bf10f4153.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="New toy"></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/oz_lomo/3126383876/" title="New toy 2 by Oz Lomo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3244/3126383876_6c30a1bf62.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="New toy 2"></a>

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Postby Jaumet » Wed 24 Dec 2008, 1:26 pm

Oz wrote:<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/oz_lomo/3126383878/" title="New toy by Oz Lomo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/3126383878_6bf10f4153.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="New toy"></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/oz_lomo/3126383876/" title="New toy 2 by Oz Lomo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3244/3126383876_6c30a1bf62.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="New toy 2"></a>

Felt Manic 08.
Someone couldn't wait for Santa to arrive and went down to the bank and withdrew all his pocket money :roll:


Haha Awesome!
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Postby darkie » Wed 24 Dec 2008, 1:37 pm

Oz wrote:<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/oz_lomo/3126383878/" title="New toy by Oz Lomo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/3126383878_6bf10f4153.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="New toy"></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/oz_lomo/3126383876/" title="New toy 2 by Oz Lomo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3244/3126383876_6c30a1bf62.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="New toy 2"></a>

Felt Manic 08.
Someone couldn't wait for Santa to arrive and went down to the bank and withdrew all his pocket money :roll:


So it wasn't you in your excitement to gain a new riding buddy???

Nice bike too.....
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Postby Jugglingogre » Wed 24 Dec 2008, 2:49 pm

I've bought 2 - kmart beaters for my 2 girls and I'll shortly be buying a roady for my 9yo so we can get lots and lots of practice in before the next GVBR :)

This year including xmas it will be N+5 all up including:
2 girls bikes
1 24" roady
1 track bike for me
1 mtb for me

Happy Days!

Cheers

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Postby jigger » Fri 26 Dec 2008, 12:37 pm

I got a bike for my 10yo daughter for her birthday on the 23/12.
Is that close enough?
It's a black mountain bike (her choice)
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Postby Jugglingogre » Fri 26 Dec 2008, 12:48 pm

you end up getting what you pay for too :evil:

kmart bike warning to assemble BEFORE Christmas...

Bike 1 I had to remove the brakes and lever the wheel into the front fork as the build tolerances are horrid.

Bike 2 I had to spend a fair amount of time tuning the wheels as the brakes needed to be over an inch on each side of the wheels to be rollable. Really poor out of the box wheels! only a couple of mil clearance now so all is good. It would not have been a fun ride on wheels that out of shape.

Just glad I have the basic tools to be able to do this as a non riding dad would have just assembled it.

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Postby baudman » Fri 26 Dec 2008, 2:22 pm

Not just kids,, and not new.

(But still good!)

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Postby jimcoates » Sat 27 Dec 2008, 2:00 pm

So, how are all those new christmas bikes going?
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Postby sneezy » Sat 27 Dec 2008, 3:15 pm

Bought my 10yr old a new racing bmx. It's a GT power series expert. Really light too. Plus a full face helmet to go with it. He's pretty stoked with the setup....so we're off to the local bmx track to test it out....cya!!
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Postby darkie » Mon 29 Dec 2008, 10:46 am

jimcoates wrote:So, how are all those new christmas bikes going?


So far, limited to a ride around the back yard as we went away for Chrissy, but the look on the face when she came down the stairs to see what Santa left was priceless...

even had "Santa" water in the bottle - must have been melted ice. Told her it would make you go faster.......
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Postby freckle » Sun 04 Jan 2009, 10:11 pm

Added 3 wheels to our stable over the Christmas period...no not a trike... Master F has scored a new mtb and can't wait to try it out on some trails.
He is also the proud owner of the 3rd wheel...a unicycle which was a gift from his grandmother! :shock:
Before the seat post is cut down so he can fit onto it, Mr F has taken on the challenge of trying to ride to the end of our street :lol:

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Postby vidman » Mon 05 Jan 2009, 3:20 am

freckle wrote:Mr F has taken on the challenge of trying to ride to the end of our street :lol:


I'd be happy to ride 10 meters on one of those things. :shock:
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Postby baudman » Mon 05 Jan 2009, 9:07 am

freckle wrote:Before the seat post is cut down so he can fit onto it, Mr F has taken on the challenge of trying to ride to the end of our street :lol:


Y'kno the incidence of broken collarbones statistically goes up after Dec 24th, with a peak on Dec 25th. Almost exclusively, fathers. :wink:

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Postby lisanne » Mon 05 Jan 2009, 12:25 pm

freckle wrote:Added 3 wheels to our stable over the Christmas period...no not a trike... Master F has scored a new mtb and can't wait to try it out on some trails.
He is also the proud owner of the 3rd wheel...a unicycle which was a gift from his grandmother! :shock:
Before the seat post is cut down so he can fit onto it, Mr F has taken on the challenge of trying to ride to the end of our street :lol:



Hahahah awesome! How is he going?


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