Looking for an old fashioned metal child's trike

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Looking for an old fashioned metal child's trike

Postby rich@mailorderbikes » Mon Feb 20, 2012 19:53 pm

I am expecting my first child in 10 weeks time. I am obviously extremely excited and can't wait until the 18 month milestone when i can get him a trike. I know its a long way off but i wondered if anyone knew of any manufacturers of old fashioned metal trikes. We used to have a Raleigh one when i was a kid and it lasted my 3 sisters and I for years (each of us until we were about 3 years), unfortunately during a house move it got lost. The trike was pretty much completely metal, other than a rubber strip wrapped around the tyres and it was red,yellow and blue (the classic Raleigh colours). If anyone knows of a vintage bike manufacturer or refurbisher that may be able to supply me with one I would be very grateful. I have looked at Pashley but i think their trikes are too big for an 18 month year old. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Looking for an old fashioned metal child's trike

Postby Daz555 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 14:02 pm

My advice? Get him a trike that doubles as a pushchair when he's old enough - he'll love it. When he's 2-3 get him a balance bike.
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Re: Looking for an old fashioned metal child's trike

Postby rich@mailorderbikes » Wed Feb 22, 2012 14:45 pm

Thanks Daz, but i really want a metal trike!
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Re: Looking for an old fashioned metal child's trike

Postby adamedwardsteather » Sun Feb 26, 2012 19:23 pm

Best I can think of is a Pashley Pickle: http://www.pashley.co.uk/products/pickle.html

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Re: Looking for an old fashioned metal child's trike

Postby rich@mailorderbikes » Sun Feb 26, 2012 21:01 pm

Cheers Adam, I'll get a catalogue from them. :)
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Re: Looking for an old fashioned metal child's trike

Postby fanny » Tue Mar 06, 2012 06:32 am

Danish company Winther make some good quality trikes. We had a selection at a toddler group I used to run. They're not cheap, but worth the money. Similar to Islabikes. http://www.winther-bikes.com/pages/tricycles.php

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Re: Looking for an old fashioned metal child's trike

Postby rich@mailorderbikes » Tue Mar 06, 2012 06:41 am

That is exactly what I was looking for, thank you!
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