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aneel

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Where do you get your kids bikes?
« on: August 01, 2017, 06:38:15 AM »
Our 4 year old son seems to have outgrown his 12" starter bike and I'm in the market for a 14-16" bike, we're looking on craigslist, but are there other MMM approved sources for purchasing kids' bikes?

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Re: Where do you get your kids bikes?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 07:15:28 AM »
I have bought bikes at garage sales, Goodwill, Play It Again Sports and thrift stores. Another idea is the nextdoor app. It seems people are always selling kids bikes.

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Re: Where do you get your kids bikes?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 07:37:27 AM »
Nextdoor
Thrift stores
We've been fortunate to get a few for free; and DW has bought a few for $5-10 each from the thrift store. even if it's not fully operable, I take it and piece together a working bike.
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Re: Where do you get your kids bikes?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 08:53:49 AM »
No one likes to hear it on this forum, but I've been going with Huffy branded bikes at Walmart.  They run $50-100 and you can assemble it yourself in about 20 minutes.  It's pretty economical and the bikes are decent for kids.  They sell millions of these - they aren't dangerous and your kid will outgrow it before it wears out.

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Re: Where do you get your kids bikes?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 02:50:59 PM »
Decent 16" bikes do turn up at Goodwill. I also got one from Craigslist. Unless your 4 year old is giant, chances are that some 16" bikes will be too big and some will work, so make sure he's with you.

We also just got 2 refurbished bikes from our local bike coop. We are a low-income family and our coop gives away age-appropriate bikes, fixed up by volunteers, to kids from self-defined low-income families who attend a bike rodeo. Awesome program!
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Re: Where do you get your kids bikes?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 02:39:13 AM »
I've just upgrade my kids 12 inch and 16 inch bikes to 16 inch and 20 inch models.

I ended up buying both bikes from the Facebook market place.

I also sold the 12 in bike on the Facebook market place. Between buying and selling it'll be costing me just $15 per bike to move up a size.
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Re: Where do you get your kids bikes?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2017, 12:11:00 PM »
Where are you located? Swing by my garage. It seems to be a magnet for people to dump their kids bikes.