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The Boy finally evolved and has decided to go SS. I picked up a Zion EBB frame for $260 shipped and built it up. Nice looking frame and very versatile. I told him I would put the gears back on if he really didn't like it. How could he not?
Little tight on the rear tire clearance (like everybody didn't know that). That's a 1.95 in the pic.
My boy's all growed up....sob.
 

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Give those stays hell by using that trick where you bang in a pipe lengthwise to put 'indents' into those chainstays, mate.
 

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I forgot about that

SpinWheelz said:
Give those stays hell by using that trick where you bang in a pipe lengthwise to put 'indents' into those chainstays, mate.
If he ends up wanting a bigger tire I will have to give it a go.
 

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How old is your boy?

Mine is 9 and told me that when he gets his new geared full susser next year he wants to convert to SS his current ride, his comment took me by surprise.
 

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Too old

DiRt DeViL said:
How old is your boy?

Mine is 9 and told me that when he gets his new geared full susser next year he wants to convert to SS his current ride, his comment took me by surprise.
He is thirteen.
He has had:
12" wheeled Walmart bike @ 3 yrs
20" wheeled Spec Hardrock @4.5 yrs
13"(frame) Schwinn Homegrown @ 8 yrs
15"(frame) Supergo Access @ 13 yrs (it was my really my old messenger frame) which I converted to SS for him about a month ago
17"(frame) Zion EBB

I figure he is in the "make it or break it" phase. He doesn't have quite the same love I do for cycling and the related pains, but I don't want the bike to ever be an excuse. If he doesn't really take to cycling in his late teens then I guess it was never meant to happen. He likes bikes as much as any other kid, I guess. When I was his age I was trying to do 100 laps around the loop in my front yard (an unfathomable goal back then to all the local youths).
I had fantasized about putting The Boy on a full sussy, but I realized I wanted him to gain some skills first. I have ridden with quite a few grown-ups who have never ridden anything but FS and I can see it in their skill level. That said, I am not pushing him to ride full rigid. I do have some mercy on him.
 
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