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2nd hand bike for DD2. Give it now or put away for Christmas?

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Tortoise Tue 29-Sep-09 12:22:40

Plan was to get DD2 a new bike for Christmas. Now i have managed to get one 2nd hand off Ebay for £31.

Her old little bike isn't very good. Back breaks don't work despite my brother trying to make them better, she just can't squeeze the handle it is a bit small.

We cycle to school most days. So now i am wondering if it would be better/safer to let her have the bike now.

She is 5yrs old BTW.

BeffyBoop Tue 29-Sep-09 12:24:03

Hmm, tough if she rides to school and her breaks are not working,

I would give it to her now with a hint of 'ooh look an early Xmas pressie'

cat64 Tue 29-Sep-09 12:24:56

Message withdrawn

Tortoise Tue 29-Sep-09 12:40:26

The front brake works so it isn't as bad as no brakes grin.

Is Christmas too far away for a 5 yr old not to be upset when she has no main present chrismas day?

Tortoise Tue 29-Sep-09 13:28:54

I need to make a decition before school pick up. Anymore opinions? smile

Disenchanted3 Tue 29-Sep-09 14:31:09

Wait till Christmas,

If her brakes work OK on the other one.

If you bought her a brand new one for £150 you wouldn't give it her now would you? She would have to make do till Christmas, so let her make do.

A lovely bike with a bow will be great Christmas morning

cat64 Tue 29-Sep-09 23:11:08

Message withdrawn

seeyounexttuesday Tue 29-Sep-09 23:14:18

give it to her now. she needs it if she is cycling to school and has bad brakes.

or get old bike brakes fixed and let her make do.

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