This past weekend we took a trip to Bemidji to hear a missionary from the Ukraine. Afterwards we did some shopping at Menards where we found a 20 inch bicycle for 20 dollars after rebate. We decided to get it for Melissa. Less than 24 hours later it is ready for the trash heap but not because of poor quaility.
My wife was preparing to take the kids to town to the so they could ride bikes on the bike trail and in so doing she asked the 12 year old to load his bike and Melissa's in the back of the van and the 15 year old to turn the van around so the trailer could be hooked up. Well, one bike got loaded and the other was left leaning against the back of the van. Than, with out looking to make sure things were out of the way, the van was backed up, right over the top of the new bike.
I'm not sure I'll be able to fix it and if I am able it may cost more than what we payed for the bike. To top it off, we put training wheels back on Melissa's old bike and handed it down to the next child in line so now she doesn't have a bike.