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Where can I buy a fairly CHEAP THREE WHEELER?????PLEASE SUGGEST.

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drosophila Tue 07-Aug-07 10:57:16


puffylovett Tue 07-Aug-07 11:02:44

mamas and papas Mamu £99 or ebay

preggersagain Tue 07-Aug-07 11:08:00

asda had some for £40 apparently!

MrsBadger Tue 07-Aug-07 11:08:18

Graco Expedition £89.99 (beware fixed front wheel though)
Cheapest Urban Detour £99.99
Maclaren MX3 or Fisher Price Trekker both £150

Meeely2 Tue 07-Aug-07 11:15:11

ebay defo

MrsBadger Tue 07-Aug-07 11:17:33

(NB prices I gave were from mainstream retailers eg mothercare and Argos - obviously they'll be cheaper elsewhere)

Bibis Tue 07-Aug-07 11:18:24

car boot sales are often full of them

Miaou Tue 07-Aug-07 11:20:01

I got one from Littlewoods for £99 - still going strong two years on

drosophila Tue 07-Aug-07 11:20:52

How bad is a fixed wheel?

babywhiting Tue 07-Aug-07 11:22:26

i've got an urban detour xtreme for sale!!!

lucykate Tue 07-Aug-07 11:22:53

our 3 wheeler has a fixed wheel at the front. once you get used to it, its fine, no problems at all. in fact. i have a buggy, a loola, and the 3 wheeler is the one i use the most. ds goes in it for the school run every day.

MrsBadger Tue 07-Aug-07 11:26:06

fixed is harder to steer in tight spaces eg round town and has a much bigger turning circle, though fine if only for long walks

def worth the extra £10 IMO

drosophila Tue 07-Aug-07 11:30:39

Baby - How much and where are you?

drosophila Tue 07-Aug-07 11:33:47

ANother question.....DD is 2.5 and the micralite has died. I love the Micralite except for the front wheels. A real design flaw. Anyway how long do you think I will need a buggy. SHe goes to a nursery about 20mins walk away for an adult.

babywhiting Tue 07-Aug-07 11:34:34

i'd take £50 the lot includes evrything cosytoes, raincover, pump, seat,as in mothercare!!! oh i'm in kent

drosophila Tue 07-Aug-07 11:44:46

How far into Kent? I live in Sth London.

babywhiting Tue 07-Aug-07 11:56:58

i'm in ashford but my dp works near liverpool street

drosophila Tue 07-Aug-07 12:08:11

WHy are you getting rid of it?

TranquilaManana Tue 07-Aug-07 12:11:22

fixed wheel is utter pain in arse on pavements etc. false economy there, in case you are wondering.

MrsPuddleduck Tue 07-Aug-07 12:17:50

My parents have a mothercare urban detour which they want to get rid of. They also have the matching coseytoes and raincover. It is a sort of grey dogtooth check.

They bought it about three years ago when they used to look after DS1 for me on a Friday. But it is absolutely immaculate as they used it for less than a year. In fact it is still in the original box.

babywhiting Tue 07-Aug-07 12:25:11

as my little boy is now 14 months and has a maclaren , and its time for it to go , no more dc for me for a while!!!! but its a great pushchair.

babywhiting Tue 07-Aug-07 12:35:08

i can send you some piccies if you're interested!!!! will check back later!!!

drosophila Tue 07-Aug-07 14:46:10

Baby I will think about it. Your comment about your ds being 18mths has made me think as dd is 30mths. Perhaps I should be looking for something a little smaller. I like the big wheels though - less rolling resistance.

Fimbo Tue 07-Aug-07 14:52:55

I had the Graco Expedition and loved it. My ds will be 4 in December and he quite liked it too! You get used to the fixed wheel and it is simple to fold down and very very lightweight. A dream to push.

Dh managed (how I will never know) to break the handle on it and I have reverted to a normal stroller, which is pants in comparison.

babywhiting Tue 07-Aug-07 17:44:28

hes only just 14 months but he is almost the same size as my nearly 4 year old son, yes hes very tall size 5 shoes too. got maclaren cos it was cheap.ok let me know thats no prob.

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