We talked to Rex Crawle and Moo Yu about the importance of a kid’s first bike, so we asked when they got theirs
Rex Crawle: My first bike I had at a very young age, probably about three years old. It was very tiny, bright yellow and with stabilisers on. I soon outgrew the bike, but my dad gradually customised it, as he’s quite artful with a welding torch. He added on extra pieces of pipe to raise the seat and handlebars far beyond their original heights. So basically it became a kind of teetering tiny-bicycle/ siege-tower combo. With stabilisers on. Moo Yu: I was on the opposite side of the age spectrum. I got my first bike when I was nine. It was some weird knock-off Chinese branded thing handed down from one of the church kids. It was dark red with a super-wide frame (I think trying to make it look like a motorcycle). My dad procured some brightgreen training wheels from who knows where and stuck them on. Being the last kid on the block to get a bike, it wasn’t pretty but I was glad to finally join the fun.