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Gyrowheel kids bike trainer.
#282695 12/16/09 10:16 PM
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This is a genius invention. For $100, I think the frustration it will save kids learning how to ride a bike is worth it.

http://www.thegyrobike.com/

There's also a longer info video on it here (skip to 7 minutes):

http://watch.discoverychannel.ca/daily-p...2009#clip244776


I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.
Re: Gyrowheel kids bike trainer.
pmbuko #282697 12/16/09 10:30 PM
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Cool idea, saw vids from Interbike on that.

I've been a convert of the wooden walking bike, the one with no pedals. It was originally the Like a bike and the imitated all over the place.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNf-seURC7U

Both my kids learned on that bike and NEVER had to rely on training wheels. Training wheels are a very bad concept because it doesn't focus on balance. After my daughter rode this for about a year, we put her on the 10" diameter wheeled bike w/ no training wheels. After about 10 yards, she was able to pedal and ride w/ no help. She was barely 5 yrs old at the time. Then my son took over the bike when he was about 2.5. He was able to ride a 2 wheeler at the age of 3.5. He's 4.5 now and has ridden that 10" two wheeler around our neighborhood, including 6.5 mile family ride last week.

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oldskoolboarder #282698 12/16/09 10:31 PM
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And who would've thought that the wheel could be improved upon?

http://gizmodo.com/5427252/mit-ushers-in...l+%28Gizmodo%29

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pmbuko #282699 12/16/09 10:45 PM
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Remember the good ole days when eating %#@! was a requirement in learning how to ride?


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Re: Gyrowheel kids bike trainer.
richeydog #282729 12/17/09 05:27 AM
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Yeah, generally the pain of falling on the sidewalk sped along the learning process for me.


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Re: Gyrowheel kids bike trainer.
St_PatGuy #282748 12/17/09 02:24 PM
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Ahh, the old annual "jump your broken bike off the wharf" event. Almost always good for at least one hilarious injury or two.


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