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The Ins and Outs of small wheeled junior roadbikes

Old 12-23-12, 09:42 AM
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^^^ Lugs look like a Gitane frame but not OEM crankset or rear end. Great bikes, just wait a year or so til he's bigger. Same bike as my 7 y.o. rides (see a few pages back)
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Old 12-23-12, 08:14 PM
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Its a Free Spirit

I'll probably clean/polish the rims and leave it as is.
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Old 12-27-12, 04:53 PM
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Little Gitane test ride

Finally dry enough for the little girl to try out her "new" bike. Got the stand on pedal and hop into saddle trick quickly.



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Old 12-28-12, 09:04 PM
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She looks really cold, but great to see her riding it!
cant wait to see her without here winter jacket on,
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I am pretty sure I still have this. I totally forgot about it.


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Old 12-29-12, 05:44 AM
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Here's mine, I bought this for my niece and going to restore it.


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Old 12-29-12, 07:17 PM
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Shiver, nice little 18 inch bike!
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I seem to remember seeing a small racing style bike in my travels. It was a Falcon. I'll try to find it again! I'll get some pictures, too!
Any thoughts? Value!
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Shiver, nice little 18 inch bike!
Thanks, but it's quite hard to find the some of the parts
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Well what exactly are you looking for?
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
She looks really cold, but great to see her riding it!
cant wait to see her without here winter jacket on,
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Still rode for an hour. I was freezing standing there snapping pics.
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Thanks, but it's quite hard to find the some of the parts
Tires/tubes are easy, (SJScycles.co.uk) and a lot of the parts are available on the 'bay. Nice bike!
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Wow, thanks @delcrossv
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Already posted this in "Anybody need this" post, but as it is special interest, thought I'd post it here too, indeed rare. I think the first one I've seen on Craigslist
[h=2]MINI FIXIE VINTAGE ULTRA RARE - $145 (LAKELAND)[/h][HR][/HR]Date: 2012-11-24, 4:07PM EST
Reply to this post xn4gc-3379928994@sale.craigslist.org[SUP][?][/SUP][HR][/HR]THIS BIKE IS VERY HARD TO DESCRIBE. I HAVE SEARCHED ONLINE AND ONLY FOUND ONE. ITS AN OLD RALIEGH FROM ITALY. ONLY 16LBS IF THAT. ITS TINY AND ORIGINALY MADE FOR KIDS OR TEENS TO ROAD RACE. A REAL GEM. FLIP FLOP HUB 3 SPEED OR FIXIE. DOUBLE WALLED TUBLESS RIMS. GLUE ON TUBULAR TIRES. I HAVE ORIGINAL TIRES SO YOU CAN FIND NEW ONES. NO SHIFTERS AS IT WAS BEING CONVERTED TO A SINGLE SPEED OR FIXIE BEFORE I RECIEVED IT. THE BIKE DOESNT EVEN CLEAR MY DOOR KNOB. WOULD MAKE A GREAT BIKE SHOW BIKE, KID OR SMALL ADULT FIXIE OR EVEN A NICE WALL HANGER FOR A HOME OR SHOP. PRICED TO SELL IT WILL GO FAST. CALL OR TEXT ONLY 863-669-8006

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That is well worth the money, I see forged dropouts,
i can assist finding all the difficult parts , including the tubular rear rim and tires for anyone who wants to build this bike back.
i am sure someone can haggle the price a bit.
only need a friend to pick it up!

here is the link
https://lakeland.craigslist.org/bik/3379928994.html

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Wow, this thread really grew some legs.

Digging all the different flavors of Junior bikes posted.
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If someone IS really interested, I might make a run at it, it IS an hour away, but looks like an interesting project one doesn't see too often.
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Here's a 20" that popped up on my "local" CL = https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/3509731258.html

[h=2]Racing Bike "Kid Size" - $195 (gig harbor)[/h][HR][/HR]Date: 2013-01-02, 6:26PM PST
Reply to this post 762dj-3509731258@sale.craigslist.org[SUP][?][/SUP][HR][/HR]For Sale or trade for**********??vvvCheck it out. No photo shop. It really is a Junior Size Racing Bike.
Kid Racerwith index shifting, QR Hubs and 20"racing wheels. Perfect for the young rider with racing ambition or for that Jr. Triathlete
This is a custom conversion into a way cool Kid Racer or Tri Bike.
$195The first picture is for comparison with my Old Racer; Trek 2300 56cm.
YUP it is a mini racer.
Email me for more pics and we can set up a test ride.
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Update: I picked up the above bike today! I'm not sure of the model but I'm told it's a Schwinn of some sort. It's for one of the kids on our speed skating team. Fits him great too. Dad decided he didn't like the color much and even though I told him it doesn't look too bad, he's opting to have it powder-coated black. So I took it home with me and am almost done stripping it down for him. It's been retro-fitted with Shimano 7-speed shifters and a 7-speed Sante' freewheel. Some the original braze-ons don't quite comply but were made to work with some "extra" cable housing. I've got a day or two to think about drewing them and adding a under BB cable guide. I'll try to keep you guys updated with some build pics...

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Andy I think you should do the math on the gear ratios,
someone should test drive it ,

off the top of my head, i think nellis bike is
I think 36-46 x 14-22 and its pretty close to being correct for her.

nice find, but black?! I would paint it a bright color to be seen.
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I just noticed this 24" wheeled Torpado...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Torp...item3f2142b212
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I just found a small Falcon in a basement. It is orange and in very nice condition. I took a picture with my iphone and have not been able to put the pictures on this site! Too big! I will spend some time tonight putting them on Or Trying!. The bike is for sale!
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I just found a small Falcon in a basement. It is orange and in very nice condition. I took a picture with my iphone and have not been able to put the pictures on this site! Too big! I will spend some time tonight putting them on Or Trying!. The bike is for sale!
Get those pics up man!
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Falcon!


Wow! Tough putting pictures up! I'll try again later!
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