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April 19th, 2009, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Ditzzy View Post
Awe..That's great news!! Take pics! I'm so happy for him!
I'm glad you found it cheaper, that first place was very expensive!
Well, in part it was the cost of the base bike. We found the same bike gently used for a fraction of the retail price. The other issue that anything labeled 'special needs' costs a fortune. However, I found out that there's all sorts of products out there that are comparable or better for less - but they're more competition biking gear vs. 'special needs' brands.

But in the end, we had to change the bike to a fixed gear, replace the back tire (metal part) to accommodate the cog kit and new chain system, change the pedals, add padding, change the seat, and buy special training wheels (they look like the bike wheels, only 12.5" tall). The training wheels through the specialty store were $110+tax, but I did find those online (same brand) for $80 - and the bike shop is going to install them - and they still cost more than we paid for the base bike *sigh*
DH (44) ~~ Ian 2/22/07 37wks ~~ Kyle 12/30/03 23.6wks ~~ Konner (Twin Angel) 12/26/03, 23.3 wks
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