|Project by Helipilot||posted 11-22-2009 06:44 PM||12939 views||31 times favorited||29 comments|
This is a push bike that I built for my daughter. Having no pedals or training wheels encourages her to learn balance. The seat is 12 inches off the ground and from wheel hub to wheel hub it measures 26 inches. My daughter is almost 2 and can handle the size well. The seat also is adjustable and can move up and back. The small fender prevents her front getting caught in the tire. The bike is made from Jatoba (looks amazing in the sun) and white ash and weighs in at 11 pounds (similar to commercially built plywood bikes). The bike ended up a lot simpler than originally intended as we had to move for work. I hoped to put some stamped leather on the seat, wood burn her initials on the body, and build some wooden spoke wheels (might attempt in the future after the move). The bike is sealed with wipe-on poly which worked great. Shes getting it for Xmas this year, hope she likes it.
-- chew it off with your teeth