Affordable, Similar Bikes for Triplets

Affordable, Similar Bikes for Triplets

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Carrie McBride
Nov 3, 2011

Q: I'm hoping the moms (and Dads) of Ohdeedoh can give me a hand. My triplets (one boy, two girls) are turning three just a few days after Christmas. We want to buy them bikes for their birthdays. The problem is, in order to avoid catastrophic fits, they need to be all the same...but different colours. I would like to avoid typical character themed bikes and hopefully for a reasonable price. Any ideas?

Sent by Christine

P.S: The bike featured in the photo is a Specialised Hotrock and does come in several colour options but runs about $200 (times three in my case!!)

Editor: Readers, any ideas for Christine about an affordable early rider bike that comes in a few different colors? Alternately, has anyone painted a bicycle and can let us know if that is difficult or not? If she could even identify one good bike, perhaps she could customize them with paint or in other ways (bike baskets with the kids' names, for example).

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