Stabilisers are essential for safely teaching your children to ride a bike. With stabilisers, your kids can practice riding and develop their sense of balance without the danger of the bike falling with them.
Find the bolts that attach the rear wheel of the bike to the frame. Use a crescent wrench to unscrew one of the bolts.
Take one of the stabilisers and look for a hole at the end of the long metal piece attached to the wheel. Slide this hole over where you just removed the bolt.
Insert the bolt through the hole and back into the bike wheel. Screw it down tightly to hold the training wheel on.
Repeat this procedure for the other side to attach the second training wheel. Make sure both bolts are tight.
Adjust the stabilisers so that they are slightly above where the back wheel of the bike touches the ground. The two stabilisers should be even with each other, but all three wheels should not touch the ground at the same time. This is because the stabilisers are there to catch the child when they start to lean too far to one side, not for them to ride on constantly.
If the stabilisers always touch the ground, the child will learn how to ride with the extra wheels and won't master how to balance the bike without them.
Tips and warnings
- If the stabilisers always touch the ground, the child will learn how to ride with the extra wheels and won't master how to balance the bike without them.