Hi My 4 year old (5 in July!) has grown out of his current bike, but he is still on stabilisers. I want to get him a decent new (or 2nd hand) bike that he can learn to ride and then use with out stabilisers. Once he gets going I would like him to ride a lot, my wife and I like going out on the bikes and the 2 year old goes on the back. Most of the bikes in the main shops are not of great quality, the one he has now is a Raleigh, but its pretty heavy and the brake is un-useable. Any models out there worth looking at, what brands, I don't want to spend a fortune but happy to pay more than the usual price for kids bike - I think 2nd hand is best as kids grow out of bikes quickly, but need models/ideas before I go hunting on EBAY. Any good bargain places to buy from. Also any tips for learning to ride with out stabilisers. On his current bike he just doesn't seem to go fast enough to even consider taking them off. I recall when I was a kid, I was scared ****less about learning to ride.