Post by C.I.Fairfield on Dec 27, 2009 22:17:04 GMT -5
Molly's bike is awesome. I like it so much more than Samantha's tricycle (it actually is historically accurate) and it's better than Julie's bike (it's got wheels of the same size!)
My grade: A-
The bike is perfectly scaled, and the doll's hands just reach the handlebars. A perfect version has a mirror, horn and front light. I don't have the horn, but my front light still works! The basket is fastened firmly, and can hold a surprising amount without the bikee tipping.
The pedal have elastic to slip over the doll's foot to hold her in place. There's a "kickstand" that is actually a prop - it's on both sides - which makes the bike very stable. There are guards on the wheels to keep a skirt out, and a cargo rack. Also, the pedals actually work a chain!
My two main issues with the bike is that you cannot put both the doll's feet into the elastic on the pedals at once. This means you have to do some careful balancing when you first put the doll on. The other issue is that I would have really liked something to use to hold cargo on to the cargo rack.
But there are incredibly little details that aren't important. This was an awesome item that I really wish had not retired!
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