How to Put on Training Wheels

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Don’t know how to ride a bike? Trying to learn with the help of training wheels?

But also stuck in there? Don’t know how-to put-on training wheels?

Well, keep going. I hope you won’t be stuck here. Cause putting on a training wheel isn’t that hard. We are here to make it very easy.

Required Tools:

An adjustable wrench and a 15mm wrench.

Hardware Requirements:

  • Two Training Wheel 
  • Two Vertical brackets
  • Two Shoulder bolts
  • Two Serrated washers
  • Four Washers
  • Four Nuts
  • Two Bracket brace plates

How to install training wheels on a bike?

Step 1

The first thing is to check the air of the tire. These need to be inflated almost correctly before attaching training wheels.

Step 2

Now is the time to assemble all the hardware together. Most of these parts aren’t delivered pre-build. So you have to insert these pieces into the shoulder bolt of the training wheel.

First the wheel, then the flat washer, after that serially insert nut, vertical bracket, flat washer, serrated washer and nut respectively.

Step 3

Pick up the real tire’s axle and then trace the axle washer.

Step 4

Try to loosen then remove the axle washer and nut with the help of a crescent wrench. Don’t lose them. You will need them later.

Step 5

Insert the bracket brace plate on the axle of the bike. You can do it by placing the tab onto the open space of the frame.

Keep in mind not to fasten down with nuts. Just placing the bracket will do.

Step 6

Now check the height. Adjust the height as you required of the training wheel. Usually, approximately .2-.3 inches over the ground is good enough.

Step 7

Now we can tighten the axle nut and washer which we removed earlier with the crescent wrench. Also ensure if the training wheel is fixed and secure in place.

Step 8

Now we can repeat the same process on the opposite side of the bike to insert the second wheel.

FAQs

1. Are training wheels supposed to be uneven?

If the rider feels uncomfortable with the training wheel being uneven, you can lower them temporarily to make them more even. But it's better to raise them again so that the rider tips slightly side to side.

2. Are there training wheels for adults?

There are Heavy-Duty Adult training wheels which are the strongest and most durable bike training wheel kit available on the market. These are made of tubular steel similar to the bike frame. They do not attach to the axle which is the weak mounting point of these are not to attach to the axle.

3. At what age do you take training wheels off?

Well, it depends. By the age of 4 to 9 most, children can accomplish riding a bicycle properly. But some failed. But most can do if appropriate instruction and encouragement are given.

4. Are training wheels supposed to touch the ground at the same time?

Usually, both training wheels never touch the ground at the same time. For this reason, a child or the rider must ride at a tilt for one of the training wheels. It helps to keep contact with the ground and maintain stability.

5. What are the best training wheels?

There is no best training wheel. But these are better in quality.

  • Little World Training Wheels
  • CHILDHOOD Bicycle Training Wheels
  • WIOSEIOC Bicycle Training Wheels
  • HUWAY Training Wheels
  • YJIA Pair of Bicycle Mute Training Wheels
  • Geminiman Bicycle Training Wheels.

6. Are balance bikes better than training wheels?

Balance bikes are lighter than bikes with attached training wheels. Usually, these bikes are HALF the weight of a pedal bike. For lighter weight than bikes with training wheels, kids can ride a balance bike much farther than a bike with training wheels.

7. Can I put training wheels on a bike with gears?

Yes, you can. There are many various types of training wheels for various types of bikes. Usually, training wheels come in different axle height ranges.

Last Words

You now know how-to put-on training wheel and it is super easy. I hope that you don’t need to take your kid’s bike to a mechanic to install training wheels. Get the tools and hop on.

Happy cycling and stay safe.