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Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

Postby PeteMadoc » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:31 pm

Is this not the best looking kids bike you've ever seen

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Belt drive, carbon post cool as ****

Shameless plug, we sell them in our shop :D

http://www.babipur.co.uk/shop/p9179/Ear ... LdUy6ztTg9

Seriously though, this is freekin awsome, I wish I was a kid again. Should be arriving with us tomorrow....

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Re: Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

Postby LiamW » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:50 pm

That is seriously nice.
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Re: Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

Postby pauldavid » Thu Nov 29, 2012 16:06 pm

No good for my lad, he leaves his bloody bike out in the garden all the time.

This time of year with the rain that seatpost would have melted.

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Re: Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

Postby Gizmo_ » Fri Nov 30, 2012 14:14 pm

Awesome. I love belt drive bikes.
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Re: Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

Postby NapoleonD » Fri Nov 30, 2012 14:20 pm

What do kids know? :(

I showed my daughter, she prefers this!

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Postby PeteMadoc » Fri Nov 30, 2012 15:05 pm

NapoleonD wrote:What do kids know? :(

I showed my daughter, she prefers this!

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Sheesh tell me about it. My kids are a bit older now and they've got Isla bikes but they're still jealous of their mates who ride supermarket specials covered in tassels.

Years ago we went to the LBS to look for a first bike, the shop owner showed us some different models. The first one was pink and looked a bit rubbish so he showed us the next model up, it looked pretty much the same so I asked what the difference was..... answer - "this one comes with a dolly on the back and tassels on the handlebars :roll:

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Re: Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

Postby declan1 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 20:24 pm

It's just to make the parents happy that they've got their kid(s) a 'nice' bike. Fair enough, it's nice, but what kid would like that? They prefer flames and flowers and stuff. Also, carbon seatpost? Seriously?

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Re: Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

Postby ben@31 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 14:19 pm

NapoleonD wrote:
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Is that a Shimano Dura-Ace carbon fibre shopping basket on the front ?
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Re: Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

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Double post
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Re: Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

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Postby ben@31 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 14:23 pm

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Re: Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

Postby NapoleonD » Sat Dec 01, 2012 14:27 pm

ben@31 wrote:
NapoleonD wrote:
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Is that a Shimano Dura-Ace carbon fibre shopping basket on the front ?


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Re: Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

Postby Gizmodo » Sat Dec 01, 2012 15:16 pm

NapoleonD wrote:What do kids know? :(

I showed my daughter, she prefers this!

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So what you're saying then Nap is she prefers Daddy's bike? :D

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Re: Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

Postby dynamicbrick » Sat Dec 01, 2012 16:16 pm

As lovely as it is, I rather fear those edges of the bars, saddle and pedals will be trashed within a week - every kid, especially boys, prefers the running dismount when charging round with friends playing games.

As per others - Buying my daughter her first bike she made a beeline straight for the sparkly one with tassles, handlebar bag, and rear dolly seat. As much I gritted my teeth when paying for it, and despite it apparently weighing more than any of my bikes, she's perfectly happy.

Anyway, what's wrong with a heavy lump of rubbish as a kids bike? I had a Grifter, never did me no harm... apart from my spine and shoulders and neck..

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Re: Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

Postby ben@31 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:09 pm

I remember as a kid the most important thing about a bike is it must sound like a motorbike. With a bit of plastic sticking into the spokes.

My mate had some electronic box mounted on his handlebars, when you pushed buttons it made machine gun sounds or rocket launcher sounds. I was so jealous.

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Re: Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

Postby PeteMadoc » Mon Dec 03, 2012 13:29 pm

OK so they turned up today. Turns out the there have been some changes to the spec, the seatpost is not carbon it's alloy and the handlebar grips a chunky black rubber rather than that delicate leather looking stuff.

Probably sensible changes.

@ben I remember those bikes, they were so cool, a friend had one, I think there was a black and blue one and a red one too, they were called wolf or something. Thems were the days when you could ride around on the road and our parents weren't worried..... what changed?

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Re: Belt drive kids bike 5.6Kg

Postby PeteMadoc » Mon Dec 03, 2012 16:48 pm

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It is very light. Came in at 5.25Kg without pedals on our inaccurate luggage scales


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