Kids Balance Bike 1/2 price £15.99 in-store @ Home Bargains
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Kids Balance Bike 1/2 price £15.99 in-store @ Home Bargains

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Found 5th Apr 2010Made hot 5th Apr 2010
Spotted this while at a store earlier today.

Metal framed - seems a good price to me!

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Original Poster

http://j.imagehost.org/0904/Balance_Bike.jpg

These bikes are the best - my son went from one of these straight onto a normal bike without stabilisers and mastered it within 5 minutes - at the age of 4

My daughter on the other hand didn't have a balance bike, just started with stabilisers and it took her so long to master the bike without stabilisers - and she was 6 :thumbsup:

Original Poster

We were tempted to grab one for our son, but he's not quite 3. Hubby stuck him on to see what happened and he nearly went head-first across the store lol.
Great price, but we might be lucky enough to find a similar deal when we 'actually' need one.

Haylhoo;8292662

We were tempted to grab one for our son, but he's not quite 3. Hubby … We were tempted to grab one for our son, but he's not quite 3. Hubby stuck him on to see what happened and he nearly went head-first across the store lol.Great price, but we might be lucky enough to find a similar deal when we 'actually' need one.



This is a bargain, though - definitely worth getting, my son had his when he just turned 3

yes brilliant price and are great for teaching kids , my son had one from aged 2 and was riding bike without stabilisers at 2 1/2 years these are usually £40

Original Poster

Hmm i'm starting to regret not picking one up now. We dont have any stores near-by, we had to drive more than 20mins to get there Ohhhhh

Mrs.Z;8292640

These bikes are the best - my son went from one of these straight onto a … These bikes are the best - my son went from one of these straight onto a normal bike without stabilisers and mastered it within 5 minutes - at the age of 4 :)My daughter on the other hand didn't have a balance bike, just started with stabilisers and it took her so long to master the bike without stabilisers - and she was 6 :thumbsup:



kareandy;8293167

yes brilliant price and are great for teaching kids , my son had one … yes brilliant price and are great for teaching kids , my son had one from aged 2 and was riding bike without stabilisers at 2 1/2 years these are usually £40



My lad was riding a unicycle, ice skating and tightrope walking by the age of none:roll:

craigstephens;8293897

My lad was riding a unicycle, ice skating and tightrope walking by the … My lad was riding a unicycle, ice skating and tightrope walking by the age of none:roll:



yes we did steal him from the circus:whistling:

Was that the barry store?

Haylhoo;8292662

We were tempted to grab one for our son, but he's not quite 3. Hubby … We were tempted to grab one for our son, but he's not quite 3. Hubby stuck him on to see what happened and he nearly went head-first across the store lol.Great price, but we might be lucky enough to find a similar deal when we 'actually' need one.



my son was 2yrs 3months when he got his and picked it up very quickly, give it a go!

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phillyboy;8294495

my son was 2yrs 3months when he got his and picked it up very quickly, … my son was 2yrs 3months when he got his and picked it up very quickly, give it a go!



YEY! Hubby is finishing work early tomorrow and said he'd go back to pick on up :thumbsup: Perhaps once the weather arrives to play outside (and lets face it, he could be 5 by that time lol) we'll take him out to try it out
Just hope he gets one now, fingers crossed.

These are great for teaching kids how to ride and at this price it is a bargin but...........

when my daughter was learnig to ride her first bike I took the pedals off her bike (the whole drive chain). Works just the same as this but at no cost! A few weeks later put the parts back on and off she sped.

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kipster;8294599

These are great for teaching kids how to ride and at this price it is a … These are great for teaching kids how to ride and at this price it is a bargin but...........when my daughter was learnig to ride her first bike I took the pedals off her bike (the whole drive chain). Works just the same as this but at no cost! A few weeks later put the parts back on and off she sped.



Hmmm you think along the same lines as my hubby, as he suggested this earlier lol :whistling:

We do have a small bike with stabiliers here which someone gave our son, he's not really ridden it yet. So i'm wondering do we save the money, and the journey, and just remove the pedals etc from that?
Oh decisions decisions :?

This is a good price, if you have the cash go for it - I couldnt justify the price of the more expensive ones. But this looks good.

I also give a vote for removing the pedals, first let my older boy use stablisers. then when he got pedalling ok, removed the pedals (left the chain etc on as it didnt get in the way much). Let him ride around like that for a week to get his balance. Stuck pedals back on, a few mins later and he's riding the bike with no help at all.

Now wish my Dad had known that, Id have had less grazed knees!

[COLOR="Red"]Couldn't you just take the pedals off a normal bike ?[/COLOR]

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Mikiex;8295049

This is a good price, if you have the cash go for it - I couldnt justify … This is a good price, if you have the cash go for it - I couldnt justify the price of the more expensive ones. But this looks good.I also give a vote for removing the pedals, first let my older boy use stablisers. then when he got pedalling ok, removed the pedals (left the chain etc on as it didnt get in the way much). Let him ride around like that for a week to get his balance. Stuck pedals back on, a few mins later and he's riding the bike with no help at all.Now wish my Dad had known that, Id have had less grazed knees!



Amazingly simple yet not something i've ever seen anyone do.
Think i'll go check out the bike we have before bed and decide in the morning what to do. Does seem far more cost effective, and great if it helps the kids move on to peddling without the aid of stabilisers (which as a kid I always hated wobbling about on).
:roll:

craigstephens;8293897

My lad was riding a unicycle, ice skating and tightrope walking by the … My lad was riding a unicycle, ice skating and tightrope walking by the age of none:roll:



LOL - are you such a cheerful person in real life :roll:

Did you actually not get the point of our posts :?

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JR Hartley;8295077

[COLOR="Red"]Couldn't you just take the pedals off a normal bike ?[/COLOR]



Lol if you look back you'll see we are already discussing the merits of this.

BUT if you dont already have a 'normal' bike and dont want to pay out for one just yet, this seems like a very cheap alternative to get your kids on wheels.

Great price. I bought a wooden one from Ebay for £35 recently.
My son is 3.5 and took about a week to get the hung of it and now wizzes along. much better than a bike with stabilizers imo

Banned

My 3 year old son mastered cycling without stabilisers within 5 minutes of using a BMW kids bike, you can remove the crank and pedals and it becomes a bike similar to this one, then pop it all back on once they have got their balance, the beauty of the design is your kids shins do not get battered and bruised by the pedals.

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bulkomuff;8297124

My 3 year old son mastered cycling without stabilisers within 5 minutes … My 3 year old son mastered cycling without stabilisers within 5 minutes of using a BMW kids bike, you can remove the crank and pedals and it becomes a bike similar to this one, then pop it all back on once they have got their balance, the beauty of the design is your kids shins do not get battered and bruised by the pedals.



wollaston.co.uk/sho…358

EEkk at the price though of BMW bike..£229.00

Original Poster

YEY hubby is going to collect one for me this afternoon. So thats a nice gift for our son's birthday later this month - just hope they havent sold out now :thumbsup:

thank you so much for posting this! been looking at them on the internet all weekend after trying our son on his bike with stabillers with no sucess - we also took pedals off bike but it was a bit big for him to put his feet down. I have just been and picked one of these up! Worth trying at this price and we will keep it for next child and then sell it.

Thank you :thumbsup:

Original Poster

you are very welcome!!

For anyone in the area wanting one - HB in Ammanford (South Wales) have 1 left, hubby went and got one earlier

The Llanelli stores and Aberafon havent had any in - although one of the Llanelli stores has Unicycles for around £25, but my son is a bit young for one of those lol.

craigstephens;8293897

My lad was riding a unicycle, ice skating and tightrope walking by the … My lad was riding a unicycle, ice skating and tightrope walking by the age of none:roll:



Love it!!!!! Ha ha ha!!!!! :thumbsup:

whats the difference between this and a normal bike?

Original Poster

defard;8305200

whats the difference between this and a normal bike?



It has no pedals. So it teaches kids how to balance while pushing a 2 wheel bike along without the need for stabilisers.
From what previous posters have said they are far more successful and help kids to learn to ride a proper 2 wheel bike much quicker.

These bikes are normally far more expensive!

Not in stock in my local :-(

Cheers to original poster, managed to pick one up at the Bradford store.

Original Poster

Glad some of you are managing to get them too.

Unfortunately it seems, from my enquiries locally, that some stores never had them in the first place. Or if they did it was a while ago.
Luck of the draw I guess.

These bikes and the pedals off approach works extremely well for those learning to ride. Much better than holding the saddle and running along side!

Using stabilisers gets kids pedalling before they've learned to balance the bike, whereas with these the balance is learned instinctively and the pedalling action can be easilty added later.

Adults tend to take longer to pick up things like this than kids, but I taught a 26 (twenty-six) year old to ride from scratch in 3 hours this way - normal mountain bike, just dropped the pedals off it.

Home Bargains are great for these kind of deals. We bought one of these but not at the sale price unfortunately and the bike is very good at the price although we did end up buying another balance bike a bit better quality.:thumbsup:
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