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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:08 pm 
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Hi

I love these! I presume these are full size MTB wheels, but XXS frames? Would the fit a 8/9year old?

My lad is out growing his Carrera Blast (decent enough halfords bike) I would love to put something like this together, but he also wants a racer/cross bike type thing.

If I could pick up a small frame I would like to put something together.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:23 pm 
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mattrixdesign2 wrote:
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I love these! I presume these are full size MTB wheels, but XXS frames? Would the fit a 8/9year old?

My lad is out growing his Carrera Blast (decent enough halfords bike) I would love to put something like this together, but he also wants a racer/cross bike type thing.

If I could pick up a small frame I would like to put something together.


I too was surprised that such as small frame had 26 inch tires. I call Stumpy up there, the little kid's 29er :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:48 pm 
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mattrixdesign2 wrote:
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I love these! I presume these are full size MTB wheels, but XXS frames? Would the fit a 8/9year old?



I just picked up a tiny-framed 26er for my 9 yr old (she's pretty averagely sized) and I think it needs some adjustment to be right:

Short stem; junior saddle; 155mm cranks; BMXy brake levers with reach adjustment adjusted; smaller tyres (1.5 - 1.75") to lower the standover height; twist grip shifting (easier for small fingers, and reminiscent of the Grifter that started me off); kick stand and mudguards.

She also doesn't need loads of gears so I'll probably go 1 or 2 x 7.

The difference that a decent frame makes is worth the hassle though, and the original kit can be re fitted as she grows.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:45 pm 
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Built this for my 11 yr old daughter. Its retro-modern.....although its a year older than she is so its 100% retro in her eyes :D

Love that Spec and the Clockwork.


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Defiant built an amazingly cool kids bike.If he doesnt post it up i find the pic. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:48 am 
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Fantastic build! I am also on the look out for a son project. Was 13.5"the smallest full-size? I saw this on the Bay by the way, a bit steep in price, but beautiful non the less:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350558068218&clk_rvr_id=381804972721

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:46 pm 
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a few of my builds for my boys :wink:

one on a sunn frame 5000 max - the hots barely squeeze in :lol:

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this blue - another sunn frame most probably in very light excel tubing

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and finally a parkpre pro my son hardly used :roll:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:44 pm 
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If the Parkpre stays unused and in the way, let me know! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:07 am 
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When I do my searches you will be surprised just how many small frames/kids size are wrongly put in the womens bikes section so worth looking in there if you have the time and are looking for a bike for the mrs or kids


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built a small rockhopper (modern frame) for wifey ,it was all i could find at short notice , but after seeing those oranges and sunns i will keep a look out for something better for her


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