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The Ins and Outs of small wheeled junior roadbikes

Old 08-22-12, 01:23 PM
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The Ins and Outs of small wheeled junior roadbikes

I officially start this thread.

MTB=mountain bike

JRB = junior roadbike (at least on this page only-lets see how it goes)

members with junior roadbikes
Andycapp- 22" OLMO OLIVER and a Schwinn
1 Lugnut -1 Lugnut's 20" build
Humanreisberg-Benotto
Puchfinnland- Hans Lutz, Masini Migani, F.Moser
Citoyen du Monde- ??
Jirvine-Gitane


I will slowly start building this one page.

If you seriously want a junior roadbike I will help you and put you on the list of
members wanting to buy a junior roadbike
delcrossv wants one with 18"-20"
The Thin Man in portland is looking for one




some juniors currently for sale around the world



Links to some serious junior discussions of the past are going to be listed here.

making junior levers
making junior bars
junior wheels and wheel options tubulars and clinchers
junior seats
8 year old Nelli 100km/60 mile ride


kind regards
and my junior find of the day is this!

https://tenspeedhero.com/features/starnord-eddy-merckx/


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Old 08-23-12, 09:10 AM
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oh man, one of my daughters would go crazy for a bike like that! I'll have to read up on the other links! thanks for this...
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If you keep showing us bikes like that, you'll have to start a "Jr Grail" thread!

Looks like there isn't one up right now, but I bought a graet Sella Italia Junior saddle off this seller: https://myworld.ebay.com/random.bike.parts/

Worth checking if/when you need one.

-Andy

Edit- here's a link to a sold one so you know what it looks like. Hopefully he restocks it:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/SELLE-ITALIA...ht_3531wt_1402

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$10 for a new Selle saddle...hard to beat!

The Junior kid's bike that I'm currently at a standstill with...

On the 37mm Junior bike I got some time ago, I ran into a problem getting wheels that fit the frame. After measuring & confiding on a few members here, I ended-up buying a set of Alex 451mm clincher rims in hopes of having a set of wheels made w/ the Specialized hubs I have. When I brought the rims & the frame to the wheelman for building, he said that that there would not be enough room for the wheels to fit, esp up front (it would hit the bottom of the fork crown). With that & not knowing what to do, I put the project on the backburner. Maybe 18" wheels for this one instead of 20"?

I was also set to get a Sinz crank w/ short crankarms & 46 or 47/34 rings...but, not knowing sure where I stood, I bailed...

Pics of where I'm at now...

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Old 08-23-12, 12:35 PM
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I'm looking forward to the day when my kid will be able to ride one of these. Not to early to start planning...
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Originally Posted by scotjonscot View Post
I'm looking forward to the day when my kid will be able to ride one of these. Not to early to start planning...
there is a German thread about junior roadbikes,,,
in there is a quote I would like to share.
goes something like this..
Congratulations on the upcoming baby! Better do it immediately ready. With children is difficult. My child would need my gazelle now for two years..

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I have a Fuji in not bad shape and a Peguot in frame-salvagable-only shape. Need to do something with them but they may have to wait until the winter.
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Your avatar & this thread=creepy.
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Originally Posted by fender1 View Post
Your avatar & this thread=creepy.
you are right- that bike thief is getting old.

my bike is green so how about kermit?
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
anybody who PM,s me I will put them on my "seriously wanting list"
I find them all the time in EU and will send links to them.
mike
you could also just start posting them here in this thread...


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my bike is green so how about kermit?
yes, much better!
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Old 08-24-12, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by jptwins View Post
you could also just start posting them here in this thread...
naw- it would be just too many-
Best I just update the "new find" every now then.
we will see how popular this thread is.
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Kermit's great! I'm a little too young to remember "The Muppet Show" but what I've seen on Beta tapes was hysterical.
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Originally Posted by Andycapp View Post

Looks like there isn't one up right now, but I bought a graet Sella Junior..".

-Andy

Edit- here's a link to a sold one so you know what it looks like. Hopefully he restocks it:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/SELLE-ITALIA...ht_3531wt_1402

Whew! I just bought one of these saddles from that seller (it hasn't arrived yet). I'm glad I got while the getting was good.
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there area few jr bikes on ebay right now but this one looks the coolest. it is not as high end as the others posted. but it is vintage.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PEUGEOT-Mach...item3cca023851

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there area few jr bikes on ebay right now but this one looks the coolest. it is not as high end as the others posted. but it is vintage.



all in all actually not a bad little bike if it could be had for around 100€
its all there

-complete and clean
-clb brakes(may even have junior levers)
-looks like new tires -clinchers
-easily upgrade able with alloy seatpost,rims and pedals.
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^^ Your avatar is kind of creepy.
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^^ Your avatar is kind of creepy.
fender1 I changed it allready- when I find a better one I will change it again-kermit is cool!!

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surfing around I found this book.
dont know if it has any value but..
found it used on amazon for under 10 bucks.
you can preread it on amazon-

Bike Racing for Juniors: A Guide for Riders, Parents, and Coaches

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BUMP

I had contact with the seller....

Alan junior 170€
https://www.subito.it/biciclette/bici...a-46444186.htm


Ok, that settles it. I'm going to talk to my better half about that junior.
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
now I look again- is this 24" wheelsize or not??
Looks like it might be 26". The cranks look quite long for the frame size. BTW, this thread has spurred me into action to build up the second junior bike that I had purchased when planning for my daughters. The older one never wanted to ride a "racing bike" and has now already graduated to a full-size bike. The younger one loves her bike with 26" tubulars (I believe it to be a Rigi)
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I think the possibly creepy part is the similarity of the word "pedalofile" and "pedafile" in the context of junior bikes. Its way to easy not to see the o .
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Here a Legnano on sale: https://www.giroditaliadepoca.eu/inde...legnano-junior.
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
Thanks for pointing this bike out David- I hope the seller speaks english!


Some words; I'm the seller. I have also a little (very little) Bianchi (now only the frame, with his original components to set up), probably of the fifties.

Sorry, I don't know if this is the right place to signal bikes on sale. I don't like to break some rules of the forum.
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well lets see it..
viewing the pictures below I believe it is early 70's due to shift bosses


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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
well if that bianchi is a roadbike and not a childrens streetbike show it.
Here some pictures of the frame; observing the decals, I don't think it is of the fifties.


To clear the matter: I am not a professional seller, only a passionate with the garage full of bikes.
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