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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:18 am 
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Yep Islabikes are great, my son just progressed from his Rothan balance bike onto a Cnoc. Only took him ten minutes to get used to pedalling and then he was off around the 1.5 mile trail ride and pump track at Haldon Forest. My daughter will soon be starting on the Rothan so even though they are relatively expensive they become better value when passed down. It also helps if you choose the red colour as it isn't as gender specific as the blue and pink bikes so good for boys and girls. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:23 am 
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On our 5th one. The 20" one has lasted 5 years of daily commuting to school with only a new chain and BB.

They are proper bikes, scaled down. They are not kids' bikes or toys!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:52 am 
retrobike rider
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Had a good blast around the office kitchen and car park on this little 16" and seriously impressed by the balance and handling. Bloody lovely. :) Quite jealous now... although there's no anodised purple anywhere so it can't be a PROPER bike. ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:36 am 
retrobike rider
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petitpal wrote:
although there's no anodised purple anywhere so it MUST be a PROPER bike. ;)


Fixed that for ya.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:55 am 
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NeilM wrote:
petitpal wrote:
although there's no anodised purple anywhere so it MUST be a PROPER bike. ;)


Fixed that for ya.


Burn the heretic!


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