Making a DIY balance bike for $5
October 13, 2008, 12:25 am by bottleman. Filed under: diy, kids, transportation.

There’s been a little trend brewing in the world of kids’ bikes: skipping the training wheels and getting the kid to ride a “balance bike” or “runbike” instead.  It’s a pedal- and chain-free kids bike with a low seat so the feet can comfortably touch the ground.  Here are pictures of two: a fancy one for $315, and a functionally similar one I made recently for $5.

diy balance bike and tester

Here’s why I made the second balance bike, and how: …more