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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:45 pm 
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Cheers, here is a youtube of him and me for comparision :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4YOeDi2Rjw


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son look sto have bags of confidence. good on him and goon on you for putting thought into the build.

prefer your technique though!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:33 pm 
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I would like to find a retro-steed for my son - he is 8 - would be great to find a decent older bike, as the modern bikes seem such a waste of money in comparison. I don't think that I have an adequate knowledge of parts etc to build something up from scratch - but maybe this would be a good way to learn!? Any Tips.

By the way Ken - was that your Mini - Orange I saw on another post? Now that is an inspiration - top marks!

Miles


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The Orange was ClockworkGaz's - it is stunning, and a lot of work from a dedicated father.

Building from scratch was easy, buying second hand 24" wheels is the biggest minefield, I had more than one I had to return and in the end got it build up by Big Eck in macretro.
Cranks are also a hard find if you want style or retro, in the end I just got standard kids cranks from my local shop - they ordered them in.
The rest of the bike is a breeze you just buy sale parts or second hand, alivio stuff is so much better than the standard kids fair and isn't that expensive - pennies second hand as not many aspire to it.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:01 pm 
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COOL!


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is it possible that his stem is slightly too long?


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cyfa2809 wrote:
is it possible that his stem is slightly too long?


I'm sure the Ken can clue us in, but in the picture I think you are getting that impression from, looks like mini Ken is getting his weight rearward, if you compare the one where he is getting air, geometry looks spot on


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Hydorah is right I taught him to get his weight (not the phrase I used :) ) over the back wheel on drop offs, that slope is steeper than it looks but he is over doing it a bit.
Geometry is bang on for him, I was really please with the way it turned out as it is really balanced in the air.


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Love the bike and the video (Credence too, bonus!).


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