Cunobelin wrote:Paulatic wrote:I’d agree not to push it.
I’d be tempted to remove the stabilisers, the pedals and lower the saddle. Leave it accessable like that and let her play in it the same as she did the balance bike.
My question is why did you ever let her see it with stabilisers? I thought it was meant to be a natural progression from balance to bike.
This is my suggestion as well, it was always discussed as the "Ballantine" method and is very successful for kids (and adults) The bike basically becomes a bigger balance bike
I must admit the best idea I have seen is by RennRad
They have a balance bike that has a fixing for the bottom bracket. When the child is ready, yo bolt on teh bottom bracket and pedals and they continue to develop on the same bike
I agree completely.... We sort of did the same thing with an Islabike and bought one the right size but then took the pedals off. That way when she is able to pedal she has something closer to a real bike.