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Locating a Child's with 10inch wheels.
#1
Hey all I have been running into problems trying to locate a bicycle with 10 inch wheels. This bike is for a project for Mason my son. The 12.5 inch is way too high for him and I am not going to spend the big money for a balance being he will probably only use for a couple months. Instead I read an article on how to temporarily make one from a 10 inch wheel bike by removing the crank assembly and chain. Please throw a link in this thread if you know of a place that sells them. Would rather buy something he could use longer then a couple months. Thanks.
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#2
what kind of standover hieght from top of seat to ground do you need. I have a Pinnacle that would be about 17 1/4. if that works you could have it. All there but handle bars
it is 12in. tires though, but seems dinky to me
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#3
here Bill, sorry for the dust but should get the idea. been in the attic for years.
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#4
My eyes hurt.
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#5
Too much brewski RobAR :-))) Happy New Year to all......

Man some tires on that bike . Looks like the seat can be lowered to 17 inches...........Maybe a bit more.
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#6
I almost caught my house on fire with that shot! Like a laser beaming off my head. Smile
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#7
lmao @ laser beam and hilights in a pic Big Grin . Anyways I will get that asap, right now they are off going somewhere (shopping) and I am getting ready to go to work for a few hours. BTW TYTYTYTYTY!!!!!
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#8
You know I was thinking something per say his legs don't reach the pedals. Is there any way to make the pedals reach him?
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#9
(12-31-2012, 11:33 PM)Bill Wrote:  You know I was thinking something per say his legs don't reach the pedals. Is there any way to make the pedals reach him?

Pedal blocks?
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#10
Yea those are what I was thinking about. Had a brain fart I guess lol.
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#11
@pk he is exactly 32" high. His measurement from barefoot up to pelvic area is 12"! Now I was wandering how far does the seat go down? KC-Steve and I went over this and I can not find the bike fitting chart I had saved.
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#12
Never mind the pelvic to barefoot comment the "inseam" is 12".
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#13
Little kid bikes like these are generally pretty overbuilt. Given the size of the dropouts, you may be able to do a bit of creative cutting/filing and make the rear (or both) wheels sit a half inch or more higher. I did some mods like this to a 12.5" bike I converted to a push bike. There is also some variation in the profile of tires. You may find some 12.5s that sit a bit lower than others.

I also had to do a bit of grinding to get rid of sharp points in the crank area to avoid cutting up his legs. Little kids take a while to develop a good sense to keep their feet out away from the frame/rear wheel. So look carefully at places where they could wedge a foot or gouge up their legs. But overall, the conversion worked out really well. Push bikes are a much better first step than training wheels.
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