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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-30-2003, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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when the training wheels came off. My 4 year old asked me to take the training wheels off his bicycle yesterday. I pushed him for about 3 steps and away he went.

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I don't remember but i can say none of us growing up had to wear those head covers!!!


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Pretty sure I was 3 or 4 but I did all that stuff kind of early from what my parents told me.

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no training wheels. dad put me on the seat and pushed me down a gentle sloping hill. of course i was 6, but still first time on a bike.

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Pictures like that are priceless. I have one of all 3 of my kids when they started.
My kids were about 4 1/2 when they started without training wheels also. As I remember, I was about six before I even had a bicycle.

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I was 3 years old, at least that's what my mother says.
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i first tried when i was 3 years old but to this day i cannt get rid of those training, ask anyone who rides with me.
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I don't remember how old I was but it was older than 4. Guess I've always been a slow learner.

Guess these training wheels are next.

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you are the coolest dad.

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I never had them. I got my first bike at 4. It was a small red schwinn my grandma still has for my younger cousins. I graduated 2 years later to the banana seat wonder...the Desperado. A lovely yellow, brown, tan, and orange bike that lasted me a long time. I loved that bike.


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i forgot how old i was, but i remember my pops not wanting to take em off...so i was smart enough to take his tools and take off the bolts myself! muhaahaha
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you are the coolest dad.
Actually he got the JR50 when my wife sold her F3. She bought it.

My wife thinks we're a bunch of Top Gun wannabes with our call signs, so for future reference, I'm Roger

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Actually he got the JR50 when my wife sold her F3. She bought it.
Got any room for another kid over there???? I'm a little big and eat a lot of food but if you buy me a bike I promise to live by your rules

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We have some cool dads on this board.
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i'll have to ask my mom about that.....
probably around the same though....4/5
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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-30-2003, 04:21 PM
 
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I remember my dad holding my seat, and then gave me a shove down a hill on the sidewalk. I think everything panned out, because I'm still here.
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They are supposed to come off? Dammit.. thats why the chicks laugh at me when I ride the Trek.......


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my father didnt get the optional pay package for the training wheels...just some construction knee pads..and man did they get some use.



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Two words:

Big Wheel

how many out there used to "roll up on three"? I could do burnouts with the front tire np. Bad Ass.
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post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-30-2003, 05:07 PM
 
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GlebKreuz! That is freaking hilarous!

I use to ride those fuckers around all the time. I'd get a flat spot on the big wheel in a matter of days from power stopping. Trying to pick up chicks on that badboy was not an easy feat.
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I wore a hole in the tire from slamming the brakes. I remember mine had a right hand cantilever style rear brake that basically grabbed the plastic tire and let you spin out. Those noise those tires would make going over gravel could wake up the dead.
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Oh yeah. Those rear brake levers! Man I'm having flashbacks!

Ever try going down a hill, stand on the very end of the big wheel, and try to balance a wheelie?
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Never had training wheels. Had to learn to stop quick though. Crashing into the mail box hurts. Why didn't anyone tell me then about object fixation.

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Yeah, we'd stand on the back of the Big Wheel's seat, grab the handlebars and try to bunny hop it like the bigger kids were doing on their Huffy's at the time. Also I remember stones that got into the tires made them sound like maraccas.
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I was too old for Big Wheels, but damn, I was ready to kill the kids next door, driving up and down the gangway all freakin' morning while I was trying to sleep!

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shoot. all i gatta say it doom on all of you. i was a todler and we had the good ol fashion red tricycle.

my gparents still have that too.

we didnt have no saftly lids or "motors", or tricked out pegs to do tricks on our bikes, we had to use actual leg power and a baseball card in the spoaks if we wanted cool sounds.

you know what im talking about. tennis balls in the tires, baseball cards in the tires.... pushing hard on that huffy w/ a banna seat that made 50% of us infertal.

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post #27 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-30-2003, 09:19 PM
freaking newbies, man there slow, ha ha ha
 
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oh man....big wheels....I MISS those. I always seemed to have more fun then humanly possible on those things.
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Thats it... im going out to buy one of those trike motorcycles.....

1998 900RR for sale... so I can get my big wheel....

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I was in kindergarten (so I was 5 or 6) and it was night-time in our alley and my dad suggested we take the training wheels off. I was all for this but my mom said it wouldn't be a good idea. Low and behold it was a good idea. I still remember how fun it was.

Edit: BTW it was a pink Barbie bike. No wonder I hate pink now.
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