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Saves on my lower back, but needs constant tweaking to stay tight
on May 31, 2014
I wanted to really, really love this handle. It is so simple in concept and did fit onto my daughter's 16" bicycle. It does so help my lower back from having to be hunched over trying to help her learn to ride a bicycle. So, with all that said, my one thing that subtracts a star is the fact that it needs constant tightening and retightening at the point where it attaches to the kid-bike.
At the section where it connects to the kid-bike are two pieces of flat metal with a large bolt that keeps the two together with a wing-nut. You loosen the wing-nut fully then reconnect it all when on the bicycle. No matter how hard I turned that wing-nut, after a couple minutes I'd have to do it again and again. Soon I had my ChannelLock out and really twisted down on it. Still after a few minutes of her riding, I'd have to once again have to tighten.
Nevertheless, the contraption did work and she was much more confident and my lower back was so happy. We'll have a few more sessions ahead of us, but this is a very nice must-own device.