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1 tog for summer, 13.5 tog for the rest of the year. I have to admit, I found even the 1 tog unbearable during the two day heatwave that we've just had. :(
 
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New to me, Lathe, floor standing pillar drill, vertical Mill and tool cutter/grinder. And then a whole small machine shop worth of bits, cutting tools, bench grinders etc.

All part of the greater plan!

Here’s some big bits.

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Bought some new bikes for my kids, moving up from balance bikes and kiddie bikes it seems. (Sorry for lame picture, just quickly dumped them in the gym for now till I can get a rack up somewhere)

They're into these types of bikes quicker than I expected, and not knowing much about bikes I got some professionals in a bike shop (Summit Cycles in Aberystwyth) to choose them and build them to my kids height etc.

So my 3 year old is on the red 16" Frog 44 and my 4 year old is on a 20" Frog 55... never heard of them before but the quality seems great!

They are into some big kids Specialised helmets too! I'm raising monsters :cry:

Going to be a fun summer! Have to teach my 4 year old about gears now... :eek:
 
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So my 3 year old is on the red 16" Frog 44 and my 4 year old is on a 20" Frog 55... never heard of them before but the quality seems great!
Wow you have big kids! Either that or the folks at the bike shop stitched you up :D

Frog seem to have a good name, but they better do at that price point.

My 5 y/o has outgrown his, but isn't tall enough for a 20". Don't want to drop £££ on a silly inbetween size.
 
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I got my 4 year old daughter a 20” Frog after working in bike shops I saw they’re fantastic, much lighter than most others out there. They’re pricy tho, so I got mine second hand and they seem to hold their value so I don’t expect to lose any money on it.
 
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Wow you have big kids! Either that or the folks at the bike shop stitched you up :D

Frog seem to have a good name, but they better do at that price point.

My 5 y/o has outgrown his, but isn't tall enough for a 20". Don't want to drop £££ on a silly inbetween size.
Haha quite possible! hahaha nah, my boys both sat on each and they got on and off comfortably as well as feeling balanced on tippy-toes so fingers crossed all good and will last a good few years (well, the 55 anyway, 44 will probably be sold in a year or two :D)

That's good to hear, I've done a bit more reading and they do seem to be a quality UK brand.

Have you had a look at the second hand market?



I got my 4 year old daughter a 20” Frog after working in bike shops I saw they’re fantastic, much lighter than most others out there. They’re pricy tho, so I got mine second hand and they seem to hold their value so I don’t expect to lose any money on it.
Oh cool, that's encouraging to hear. They're really light and still solid as well as being comfortable for my boys so all in all persuaded me to splash a little.

However, I've just seen the average prices of the 55 and 44 online and I paid a bit less than those as they were having a sale in the shop - so the Frog 44 was £328 and the Frog 55 was £369 (down from £370ish and £410ish respectively iirc), then they discounted the helmets 50% because we bought two bikes which was nice :)
 
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My sons turning 4 soon and I'm looking for a lightweight pedal bike to upgrade to. Lighter the better for kids, easier to learn on and live with. Not sure £350 is reasonable mind you, but most brands worth considering seem to be in the same ball park.
 
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I got my 4 year old daughter a 20” Frog after working in bike shops I saw they’re fantastic, much lighter than most others out there. They’re pricy tho, so I got mine second hand and they seem to hold their value so I don’t expect to lose any money on it.

I think that's the way to go with kids bikes, that way the cost to replace as they grow is pretty minimal and you can regularly increase sizes, rather than sticking with too small bikes for too long due to the replacement cost.
 
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