Chicco Bullet Balance Bike (Again) £18.66 @Amazon
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Chicco Bullet Balance Bike (Again) £18.66 @Amazon

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Found 27th Sep 2013
These have been on a few times recently and I missed it last time. Not quite as low as on a previous occasion, but for £18.66 its cheap enough to buy.

Product Description
The first bicycle: it helps a child to acquire the necessary balance on two wheels and so facilitates the move to a real bicycle with pedals. Realised in metal and yet ultralight, it has height adjustable handlebars and saddle to suit the build of the child. Age of use: from 3 to 5 years (to a maximum weight of 25 kgs) Dims: 60 x 26 x 16 h cm
Product Description
The Chicco Red Bullet Balance Bike is an ideal first bicycle. It helps your child to acquire the necessary balance on two wheels and so facilitates the move to a real bicycle with pedals. Realised in metal and yet ultralight, it has a height adjustable saddle and handlebars to suit the build of your child. Maximum user weight: 25 kg.

15 Comments

Thank you, I missed it last week, I've just ordered one for my 2 year old for Christmas. He'll love it!

thanks.

Thank you

Now £34.99 should be expired?

Shame the price has gone back up as these are brilliant. My little boy got one when he was 2 and got a 'big boy bike' for his 4th birthday and just got on and rode it, promote fantastic balance

Yup we are another family who put our little one onto a balance bike.
He got on his proper bike and rode it without stabilisers after about 5 minutes.

Excellent progression that takes the hassle out of teaching kids to ride.

Why don't you just get a proper bike.........and just take the pedals off.

......hold on here comes the science......

Take spanner to pedals...turn a few times anti-clockwise......thirty seconds later......

voila......a free balance bike !!!

Chumba_Wumba

Why don't you just get a proper bike.........and just take the pedals … Why don't you just get a proper bike.........and just take the pedals off.......hold on here comes the science......Take spanner to pedals...turn a few times anti-clockwise......thirty seconds later......voila......a free balance bike !!!



One of the pedals is usually a left hand thread, so you need to turn clockwise to undo on one side

Gone

Chumba_Wumba

Why don't you just get a proper bike.........and just take the pedals … Why don't you just get a proper bike.........and just take the pedals off.......hold on here comes the science......Take spanner to pedals...turn a few times anti-clockwise......thirty seconds later......voila......a free balance bike !!!



It's a fair point, but not thought out.
If you take the pedals off, the crank arms are still there spinning away looking to catch ankles at every rotation.
"ah", you say, "but remove the crank arms as well", hhhmmm, well yes another good point, but then the bottom bracket arms will be there to gouge little shins and put the poor child off cycling forever.

Or, and here's a crazy thought....
Buy the kiddy a decent balance bike, because if they need it then they won't do pedals yet anyway, then, when they get the hang of it, buy them a bike with pedals because they will have grown since using the balance bike and most likely need a bigger frame anyway. Balance bikes tend to be 10 or 12" frame and pedal bikes tend to statrt at 14".

then you have the science of brakes, balance bikes often don't have any to allow the child to concentrate solely on balance, or they have one brake only, pedal cycles have 2 and require further concentration away from the very thing you are trying to teach, balance.

so no, on reflection, your point is pants.
Edited by: "Blueandy99" 28th Sep 2013

Blueandy99

It's a fair point, but not thought out.If you take the pedals off, the … It's a fair point, but not thought out.If you take the pedals off, the crank arms are still there spinning away looking to catch ankles at every rotation."ah", you say, "but remove the crank arms as well", hhhmmm, well yes another good point, but then the bottom bracket arms will be there to gouge little shins and put the poor child off cycling forever.Or, and here's a crazy thought....Buy the kiddy a decent balance bike, because if they need it then they won't do pedals yet anyway, then, when they get the hang of it, buy them a bike with pedals because they will have grown since using the balance bike and most likely need a bigger frame anyway. Balance bikes tend to be 10 or 12" frame and pedal bikes tend to statrt at 14".then you have the science of brakes, balance bikes often don't have any to allow the child to concentrate solely on balance, or they have one brake only, pedal cycles have 2 and require further concentration away from the very thing you are trying to teach, balance.so no, on reflection, your point is pants.



First of all.......yes the crank arms are still there.......but no......they are not 'spinning away'....unless you happen to have a clown's bike, which judging by your comments.....you may have ! Then, as the whole point of all of this is to teach a child to balance & glide, which involves walking at first....before gliding with their legs making a downward 'V' shape......their legs should never be anywhere near the crank arms....unless of course you are teaching your child to ride a motorbike.

Of course...my method maybe a tad old school, and actually involves hands on parenting....but both my kids learnt to ride a bike in a day.....they were gliding well within an hour.....and pestering me to stick the pedals on after a couple more hours.....So according to your logic the balance bikes would have been good for a few hours use !

Also stick a child on a bike....and they are too busy trying to balance, glide or ride at first.......so on your 'science of brakes' test.....I would have to mark you an 'F'.

Edited by: "Chumba_Wumba" 28th Sep 2013

My fixie is most certainly not a "clown's bike".
Try again.

Edited by: "Blueandy99" 28th Sep 2013

Taking out the bottom bracket is a great idea - if you can find a 12" bike for less than this one here. Otherwise the price was great, but the deal seems to be over.

gutted I've missed this again. been after one all year but I can't justify the full price

Chumba_Wumba

First of all.......yes the crank arms are still there.......but … First of all.......yes the crank arms are still there.......but no......they are not 'spinning away'....unless you happen to have a clown's bike, which judging by your comments.....you may have ! Then, as the whole point of all of this is to teach a child to balance & glide, which involves walking at first....before gliding with their legs making a downward 'V' shape......their legs should never be anywhere near the crank arms....unless of course you are teaching your child to ride a motorbike.Of course...my method maybe a tad old school, and actually involves hands on parenting....but both my kids learnt to ride a bike in a day.....they were gliding well within an hour.....and pestering me to stick the pedals on after a couple more hours.....So according to your logic the balance bikes would have been good for a few hours use !Also stick a child on a bike....and they are too busy trying to balance, glide or ride at first.......so on your 'science of brakes' test.....I would have to mark you an 'F'.




A lot of kids bikes have fixed gearing so the cranks will still turn.

How old did you start them anyway? Just because they learn a balance bike does not mean its time to take them off, its worth giving them more time on it to practise more than just rolling around a driveway.
Chumba_Wumba

First of all.......yes the crank arms are still there.......but … First of all.......yes the crank arms are still there.......but no......they are not 'spinning away'....unless you happen to have a clown's bike, which judging by your comments.....you may have ! Then, as the whole point of all of this is to teach a child to balance & glide, which involves walking at first....before gliding with their legs making a downward 'V' shape......their legs should never be anywhere near the crank arms....unless of course you are teaching your child to ride a motorbike.Of course...my method maybe a tad old school, and actually involves hands on parenting....but both my kids learnt to ride a bike in a day.....they were gliding well within an hour.....and pestering me to stick the pedals on after a couple more hours.....So according to your logic the balance bikes would have been good for a few hours use !Also stick a child on a bike....and they are too busy trying to balance, glide or ride at first.......so on your 'science of brakes' test.....I would have to mark you an 'F'.



Wow, balance bike owners are not "hands on" now?
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