The Bicycle Academy Offer New Balance Bike Course

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If you’ve got a young kid then we reckon you’ll love this new course that The Bicycle Academy are now offering. In just two days you’ll create your little ones first bike with your own fair hands, and in the process you’ll learn a whole pile of great skills which you could then use to make yourself a bike. Yes it is obviously going to cost you more than buying one off the shelf, but that’s not the point. This bike will be far more special because you’ve made it, and like I said you’ll learn some great stuff too. Oh, and if you didn’t already know, balance bikes are by far the best way to teach a kid to ride.

Anyway, here’s the full press release…

Teaching a child to ride a bike is a really special experience, one that you’ll both remember forever. Now imagine how special it would be if you had made that bike… well now you can.

We’re really excited to launch our Balance Bike Frame Building Courses, starting this July.

Over the past few months we’ve been developing our very own 12″ wheel balance bike for kids. We’ve used lightweight steel tubing, narrow axles to give more clearance for the little rider’s legs, small diameter handlebars to make it easier for little ones to hold on, and adjustable saddle height and position so that the bike set-up can be changed as they grow. The bike has been designed to be easy and fun to ride, light enough for a 2 year old to handle and strong enough for an adult to ride (you won’t be able to resist!).

The courses are held here at The Bicycle Academy over 2 days. You’ll build the TBA balance bike by hand, from start to finish, you’ll do it all. Even if you’ve never made anything before we’ll teach you everything you need to know, and coach you through the build.

The bikes are suitable for kids of 2 years old and above, and weigh as little as 3.5kg when built up. The frame and forks will be made using light weight straight gauge seamless steel tubing with all the joins brazed by you. You’ll get to choose the colour of the bike, all components and even customise the stickers too.

The course costs £400 + components (which range from ~£30 to ~£100) and we’re taking bookings now!

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Call us on 01373 473767 or email us at booking@thebicycleacademy.org

Link: http://www.thebicycleacademy.org/2013/05/03/balance-bike-course-details/

  1. rod fountain

    Imagine your first bike being, effectively, a Curtis. Grant Robinson’s lad’s got a custom DMR that looks a bit like that and it too is rad.

  2. Andy Coumbe

    great idea, though a bit pricey.

    1. Ed

      Considering that you get two full days of expert tuition and all the tubing, graphics and paint included in that price I reckon it’s actually a bloody good deal.

  3. Gaz

    Pricey for the bike yes but an Rohan will set you back £130 the rest is the skills and the knowledge that you built this bike for your kid.

    If I hadn’t already bought the Islabike for my lad I’d be very tempted.

  4. PhutPhutEnd

    See here: http://www.pinkbike.com/u/phutphutend/album/JMc002/

    My daughters bike built up after learning skills on a Dave Yates course.

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