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    Why are they constructed totally out of proportion?

    They weigh a ton, the kids only drive a few meters a day, why make them so damn heavy to bike.

    They should be quarter the weight, do not need the middle axes, frame and wheels should be thinner.

    The kids are not likely to do extreme heavy cross country with them, up & down the tarmac road is enough.

    Designers fix it.



    Last edited by 100%; 03-24-2009 at 07:25 PM.

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    Light weight means more expensive. You don't want that $50 bike to start being $400 or something do you?



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    Yeah, but if they're light, a gust of wind will blow the bike over and the poor tyke will fall off the bike during a little hike down by the dike, like.

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    I understand your view, kryptonite frames are expensive.
    but
    they design the bikes as if they are squished copies of the larger ones.
    Instead simply use thinner iron, like on the back diagonal of the bikes above, get rid of horizontal cross section which is totally unnecessary for the load the bike will never get. Thinner wheels.

    The present kiddy bikes are designed like tanks.

    you know it maiks cence.

    especially when the "support" wheels are made of the cheapest shit ever.

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    About the wind effect thing
    yes top heavy is an issue
    however
    children seem to have quite rounded shapes
    hence
    they need dents.

    Last edited by 100%; 03-24-2009 at 07:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100% View Post
    I understand your view, kryptonite frames are expensive.
    but
    they design the bikes as if they are squished copies of the larger ones.
    Instead simply use thinner iron, like on the back diagonal of the bikes above, get rid of horizontal cross section which is totally unnecessary for the load the bike will never get. Thinner wheels.
    You don't want to remove the cross-section, it'll make the bike a lot wobblier. Lowers its center of grabbity.

    Also, I reckon the wheels need to be the way they are, it's pretty hard to downscale past a certain point without losing structural integrity, like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100% View Post
    Why are they constructed totally out of proportion?

    They weigh a ton, the kids only drive a few meters a day, why make them so damn heavy to bike.

    They should be quarter the weight, do not need the middle axes, frame and wheels should be thinner.

    The kids are not likely to do extreme heavy cross country with them, up & down the tarmac road is enough.

    Designers fix it.



    Those tassels on the handlebars are mental! Why would a kid want those?

    Heavy bikes build up their muscles tho

    How else are they going to cope down the coal mines when they are 10?
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    By putting them up the chimneys when they're 8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdolEyes787 View Post
    nice find, you see there is logic.

    just started to snow, so fuck the bike, out with the sledge again.

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