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A Green Machine Big Wheel Review

April 03, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 361

What? Is this really a review of the Green Machine Big Wheel? But isn't that an old, old product? Do they even make the thing anymore? And besides, is there anyone who doesn't already know what this toy is all about?

The answer to all of the above questions is a big yes. I'm going to review the Green Machine. It was originally introduced in the late seventies and continued to be popular through the 80s. It is still made today and because the new version of this iconic trike is so much better, you'll be surprised at how unfamiliar it is now.

The new Green Machine of course maintains the main element that made it so unique and popular. It's still the rear wheels that do the steering using a pair of levers where the handle bars would normally be. Aside from that basic similarity, you'll quickly notice a highly redesigned product. The front wheel which had been traditionally made of hollow plastic, is now 20 inches, spoked and sports a rubber tire just like you would find on a regular kids bicycle. This provides much better control and a far smoother ride than the old one. The rear wheels meanwhile are still made of slick plastic which is just as it should be so the rider can pull those awesome spin-outs the bike was designed for.

The frame is now made of steel instead of the old, flimsy plastic. Because of this, it is far, far more rugged than the original and is likely the reason adults can occasionally be spotted riding it. This trike is much stronger and durable while still being tons of fun. The Green Machine name has lasted for over three decades for a reason. This fourth generation follow-up is the best yet by far.

The only major setback that can be noted is the seat. It is held in place by a single screw. All it takes is a spin out or two to knock it out of place. The fix for this seems to be to brace the seat with a long object clamped in between the seat and the rear of the frame. I've found the best solution is with some PVC pipe and pipe clamps. I'll leave you to decide the best fix.

The good news is once this fix is in place, you have a toy that will take some serious punishment and provide even more serious fun. If you're trying to get your kids to be more physically active, this is a tough act to beat. It costs less and retains its usefulness longer than most video game systems. You owe it to yourself to consider a Green Machine Big Wheel.

Christopher Emery loves the 80s almost as much as life itself. You can find more about glorious 80s party favors and more at 80sthemeparty.org. Be sure to have a Snoopy Sno Cone while your checking it out.

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