Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 12:49:26 -0700
Reply-To: Jake de Villiers <crescentbeachguitar@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Jake de Villiers <crescentbeachguitar@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: OT: No-training wheels bicycle advice needed - Some RVC
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Just get him a little direct drive bike with training wheels Phil. The
wheels will give him a chance to learn about speed and distance separately
This will save you money at the dentist.
As he progresses you can set the training wheels a little higher so that he
can balance the bike in a straight line. Pretty soon, he's on his own. He'll
probably let you know when he's ready.
On 7/12/06, Walker, Phil <Phil.Walker@brooks.com> wrote:
> Sage will be 3 in August...
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> around A/C
> Phil, you kinda forgot to tell us how old Phil jr is!
> Two boys 24 and 19, BTDT
> On 7/12/06, Walker, Phil < Phil.Walker@brooks.com> wrote:
> > I know it's not Friday, but we're headed out this weekend and I wanted
> > to possibly get a bicycle for my son since that's all I hear about 10
> > times a day. He's cruised around on 12" and 16" bikes at the stores no
> > problems (with training wheels) but they always seem like such a crutch
> > to me. He has a little plastic motorcycle with wide wheels that he flats
> > foots around the house and then zooms for 10 or 20 feet with his feet
> > up. Of course the wheels are 6 inches wide, so balancing is not really a
> > problem. However, I've seen these "coaster" bikes from Germany (Kettler
> > and Like-a-bike at two) that seem like the way to go to get started. No
> > pedals and you just cruise around gliding further and further until
> > you're ready for a pedal bike. The things are PRICEY though and I'm
> > hoping there is something cheaper available. Has anyone had any
> > experience with these things and has anyone found something cheaper? Any
> > advice is helpful. The little guys is large for his age and seems pretty
> > coordinated, but what do I know, he's my first and I'm a proud dad.
> > Required Van Content: Got my AC charged this morning. It was blowing
> > only medium cool. I have a very slight leak at the compressor that needs
> > to be fixed. Do I need to replace the whole compressor? Is this a good
> > time for the 134 conversion? Also, I have two unopened cans of R-12 that
> > I need to go to a good home. Make me an offer, especially if you are
> > local to SLC, UT.
> > -Phil
> > SLC, UT
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