Apollo Wooden Balance Bike - Pink or Blue - £30.00 Free C&C Halfords
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Apollo Wooden Balance Bike - Pink or Blue - £30.00 Free C&C Halfords

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Found 6th Dec 2016Made hot 6th Dec 2016
Apollo Wooden Balance Bike. Both the pink & blue are available for free Click & Collect.

Seems a great price & they look wicked: £30.00.

Age Group: 2-4
Wheel Size: 12"
Saddle height min: 36cm; max: 41cm

Halfords also offer: FREE Local Store build.

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I hate these when they have no brakes, not safe on any slope.

Plus, under UK law, you cannot call it a "bike". as a bike has to have front and rear brakes.

(I researched this about 2 years ago, looking at importing adult "Trikies")

Original Poster

Breaks are boring! Bring on the fun!

Gentle_Giant

I hate these when they have no brakes, not safe on any slope.Plus, under … I hate these when they have no brakes, not safe on any slope.Plus, under UK law, you cannot call it a "bike". as a bike has to have front and rear brakes.(I researched this about 2 years ago, looking at importing adult "Trikies")



Your childhood must have been a riot!

Seriously though, 99% of the time, the kids feet are on the ground. For there to be any kind of danger on a slope you're expecting the kid to have both feet up and perfect balance to start any kind of rolling speed, not going to happen.
Kids are just running with around and working out the balance of these, thats why, you guessed it, they're called 'balance' bikes.

The definition of a bike is - "a vehicle consisting of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars attached to the front wheel." I can't see anything about brakes in there. The kid will naturally use his feet to stop the bike, especially at that age.


Edited by: "Jinkz" 6th Dec 2016

Jinkz

Your childhood must have been a riot!



During my childhood we were taught to ride on proper bikes; these stupid "no pedal" things only turned up a few years ago..

Mind you, I did end up in a 2 week coma after crashing into a concrete lamp post at high speed (scar runs from just above my eyebrow to the back of my head)

Gentle_Giant

During my childhood we were taught to ride on proper bikes; these stupid … During my childhood we were taught to ride on proper bikes; these stupid "no pedal" things only turned up a few years ago..Mind you, I did end up in a 2 week coma after crashing into a concrete lamp post at high speed (scar runs from just above my eyebrow to the back of my head)



I'm 32 and still don't wear a helmet because I learned as a kid very quickly it wasn't cool (I know, but it's still ingrained in me).
We all take these risks, generational thing I suppose.
Edited by: "Jinkz" 6th Dec 2016

Jinkz

I'm 32 and still don't wear a helmet because I learned as a kid very … I'm 32 and still don't wear a helmet because I learned as a kid very quickly it wasn't cool (I know, but it's still ingrained in me). We all take these risks, generational thing I suppose.



I'm oooooooold*, helmets were only introduced when my son was little, even motorbikes didnt need them when I was little.

Back OT, I have seen small children career off the pavement and on to the road just from a dropped curb on relatively flat ground.

Gentle_Giant

I hate these when they have no brakes, not safe on any slope.Plus, under … I hate these when they have no brakes, not safe on any slope.Plus, under UK law, you cannot call it a "bike". as a bike has to have front and rear brakes.(I researched this about 2 years ago, looking at importing adult "Trikies")


You are confusing the legal definition of a bike for road traffic matters with the normal definition. You can legally call it a bike but can't be charged with pedal cycle offences when using one. Plus I don't know who is sadder, you for raising the issue or me for replying??

blackrat62

You are confusing the legal definition of a bike for road traffic matters … You are confusing the legal definition of a bike for road traffic matters with the normal definition. You can legally call it a bike but can't be charged with pedal cycle offences when using one. Plus I don't know who is sadder, you for raising the issue or me for replying??



Your definition isnt what HMRC website says; no independent front and rear brakes, you cannot sell it or use it on a public road or footpath in the UK as a bike (to paraphrase).

This is the reason I didnt buy a UK dealership for Trikkie, because they dont meet the legal definition, so technically are not allowed out in public.
(Not that you actually see the Police enforcing any of this).

Some times I miss China, I have seen people riding motorbikes around the indoor markets out there.

Same way a Segway is not legal, although there are more than a few around, and I know one tw_t who rides his down the road.

Original Poster

Can't kids just have fun anymore without stupid comments. There 2-4 years old, let them out to play. I'm fed up of kids inside due to 'Dangers' that have yet to happen. Sure watch them but get a life you sad , I have nothing to do but comment people who didn't have 'time' to have kids comments!

Have one and its good , did return one as the lower set of bolts in the front section fell out unoticed and the wood then burst open so returned it, check you bolts on the pre assembled front end.
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