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The predecessor to the Green Machine. A three wheeled wonder that had two small back wheels and one large front wheel. this was similar to a tricycle but much cooler and lower to the ground.
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Jadedoz - April 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember Big Wheels. I used to have a Cabbage Patch Kids one.
Desiree - May 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I used to love riding these things! I even used to race in Big Wheel races at our local race track. I won several trophies that my mom still has somewhere.
Jenna - May 05, 2007 - Report this comment
LOVED THIS! I would ride it to work everyday if I had one that fit me now. It was so loud. Everyone could hear you coming. I especially like the seat situation. You could pull the seat off and move it back so you would fit better. Sometimes you could get a few kids on here. Super fun!
mariah - May 07, 2007 - Report this comment
OMIGOSh! I had a cabbage patch teal and purple big wheel and it had a basket in the back to carry my dolls! Good times good times.
Stymie - May 08, 2007 - Report this comment
they still have Big Wheels. However, they no longer have the brake so you can skid out. That was the coolest part. I guess it was too "dangerous".
Lmander - May 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved these things my brothers and I would cruise the neighborhood and think we were sooo cool!!
Crystal - May 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember that we would ride these things until the front wheel started to get holes in it and crack into pieces!
Alice Hochhausler - May 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Man, I remember that when I was 3 in 1985!
rocklin - May 21, 2007 - Report this comment
hahahaha,i had one as well,very loud,get a flat spot worn into the front wheel,stones in the back two,lol,ive thought about making one for adults,get a gang goin' ,lol
Jay - June 17, 2007 - Report this comment
My big wheel days date back to the mid 70's. We had a large hill at the end of the street and all of the kids in the area would come out and race down it every Sunday. Then, when I attended Western Illinois University in the late 80's, Delta Ta Delta held big wheel races there every year for charity. Now with them back in the market, some old college buddies along with myself are going to hold a big wheel event in 2008 in a town with a large hill in the middle which ends up in downtown. We have several merchants on board, now we need to ok from the city. More info to come.
Jenny - August 03, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved my Big Wheel! I had one with a Popple on the front. I wish I had it now, but I rode it till the wheel broke to pieces.
Tammy - August 08, 2007 - Report this comment
My very first mode of transpertation. I remember the wheels cracking. I could've cried when mine broke. By the time i even got one I was beginning to be in the final stages of being small enough to ride one so by the time mine was worn out , I never got another one. I remember mine like it was yesterday. It was pink and white and had Daisy stickers all over it.
Jon - August 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Thats where drifting started pull the brake and get sideways. I have scars all over from doing crazy stuff with my all black night rider wheel!
Brandi - October 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Awesome, I had that same one in the pic up there, my mom has a pic of me on it, then I was able to upgrade to a Carebears, lol.
tracy - October 23, 2007 - Report this comment
I have so many great memories of my big wheel. Got my first one in the 70's. The best part was tricking my brother into pushing me so I wouldn't have to pedal. I rode all over the neighborhood and back on mine. I wish they made one for adults
Nicole - October 25, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved my Big wheel and went through alot of them as a kid.
Garrett - November 01, 2007 - Report this comment
My brothers and I had a Dukes of Hazzard Big Wheel. Had all the 01 stickers and everything. However, since we used it outside it didn't take long for all the stickers to fall off and then it was just orange and black.
Amanda - November 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Mine was AWESOME. It had a big purple wheel.
Megan - November 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a pink and blue one. Basically the handle bars eventually fell off and there were big holes in the back tires. My cousin and I improvised and would just grab the front end and fly down our steep driveway in it. Man,that was so much fun.
David - November 29, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG I wanted a Big Wheel so bad, I still have the pictures of me opening it on Christmas.
Mrs T - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a purple one as well. I love how it had no traction what so ever!LOL
Dawnell - December 09, 2007 - Report this comment
We all LOVED our Big Wheels. I still have a scar on my knee to show just how much I loved it!!
Carrie - December 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a pink and blue powder puff racer...I remember thinking "I love my Daddy because he lets me ride my bigwheel in the road, but mom buys me Strawberry shortcakes" what a shallow kid, huh?
merribeth - December 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a Big Bird Big Wheel.
mike - December 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I wasn't fortunate to own a big wheel because my father hated the noise that it made on concrete.He said it was annoying and too loud.. (miss you Dad) I remember it did have a small spring attached to one of the rear wheels that would make it sound tuff also..I also remember there was a small box behind the seat so you could put stuff in. My neighbors had them so that was the only chance I had of being close to one.
Anthony - December 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a big wheel when I was 3 0r 4 in Lebanon, PA. I lived on Spruce Street and I rode it up and down the sidewalk all the time. I had guns on the handles and rocks got stuck in the two back wheels and made a cool noise as they went round. Eventually the front tire got scraped down flat cause of all the skidding. Pure fun. Anfernee34@hotmail.com
Brooke - January 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Mariah, I had the same cababbge patch w. the basket too! I LOVED it! I would love for my little girl to have one, but the closet thing i've seen are those plastci dora tricycles.
Leif - January 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I went through 3 different big wheels as a child. I loved them so much! We lived two blocks away from the college in my town and the campus was my personal racetrack. It was a great time!
Kevin - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I looked up on the internet to find a picture of a particular big wheel I had, so far no luck. Unlike everyone else's big wheels mine was Gremlins. I miss it so much. I biked around the whole neighborhood in that thing. It was my freedom!
Ej - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the Knight Rider version. It was sick
Lori - March 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Woah I totally had a black... I assume Night Rider version... it was awesome... now I know mine was the best but I always wanted my friends Cabbage Patch one.. haha
Luis - April 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the night rider version too and i remember it used to shot water too
Dale Mast - April 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Loved mine!!! I had a regular one like in the picture, but eventually it broke, for christmas I got the GI JOE veersion...it was really really freakin cool, it had fake gun turrets on the front and everything.
mike - May 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a carebear one. My sister had strawberry shortcake. We use to run around my grandparent's basement with them racing each other.
Julie - May 23, 2008 - Report this comment
My Mom got mine from Dutch Boy!!! :):)
Tammy - June 14, 2008 - Report this comment
The big wheel in the picture was the same one that I had!! I loved that thing. I thought I was really cool riding on it.
Louve - June 22, 2008 - Report this comment
My boyfriend's face was never the same after a big wheel accident. His older brother was riding the bigwheel while my boyfriend was standing at the back, holding the seat. My boyfriend fell flat on his face but didn't let go of the seat for some reason. His brother never heard him fall (we all know how loud those things were) and therefore pulled him on his face across the asphalt for quite a distance... Ouch!!!
SZA - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
My Big Wheel was the LAMEST looking thing - blue-and-white Smurfs design, complete with gigantic plastic Smurf head between the handlebars. I loved it, though. Remember how the static coming off the front wheel would make the hair on your legs stand straight up?
SZA - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I WANT TO KNOW WHO ELSE USED TO TURN THEIR BIG WHEEL UPSIDE DOWN AND "MAKE ICE CREAM" BY SITTING ON IT AND SPINNING THE FRONT WHEEL BY THE PEDAL. THIS CHILDHOOD PHENOMENON SEEMS TO CROSS ALL REGIONAL AND RACIAL DIVIDES, UNITING US AS ONE. INSTANT ICE-BREAKER AT PARTIES WHERE THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE YOUR AGE. WORK BIG WHEEL TALK INTO THE CONVERSATION, THEN SAY, "DID YOU USED TO MAKE ICE CREAM W/ YOUR BIG WHEEL, TOO?" CHANCES ARE YOU WILL GET A RESOUNDING "YES!!!" WHAT THE HELL WAS UP WITH THAT?????
Nad - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Big Wheel was my ticket to freedom! Riding it up and down the sidewalk with my friends in a big pack - the rumble of the hollow wheels - we thought we were so tough! I finally wore a hole in the right back wheel (too many spinouts I guess) and was blown away when I got a brand new one for Christmas - GOOD TIMES!
Dan - July 17, 2008 - Report this comment
My cousins and I started out with the one pictured and then moved on to an Incredible Hulk model. They nearly killed me one rainy day by pushing me (it was faster that way) onto the road in front of my grandma's house in the country and a car came out of nowhere. Yet another toy that brings back the 'good ol days' when kids used to be active outdoors.
Katie - August 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Heck YES I turned over my big wheel and made some ice cream!! Those of us who did so are undoubtedly the Chosen Ones and we just don't know it yet.....
Sara - September 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Me too!!!!! I loved playing ice cream with my big wheel! I had a Knight Rider big wheel. I thought I was the coolest kid in my neighborhood with that bike! Memories....
Missy - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a Dukes of Hazard Big Wheel
SavageLettuce - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
This thing was resilient, too. We used to beat the crap out of it.You could really get cooking if you took it down a hill.
chad - September 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I miss my Dukes of Hazard so much I have started making them for adults. My verison is a stronger but still light weight and just as fun. If you want one let me know at my hotmail email chadtally52 at hot mail dot com.
Jenny - September 26, 2008 - Report this comment
During the summer, I was on my big wheel ALL DAY LONG! It was pink with white wheels, light blue handlebars, and pink, blue, and yellow tassles hanging from the handlebars. Like someone else said, if they had them for adults, I would totally ride it! I remember winning a big wheel race at a mall when I was about 7 or 8.
Meredith - October 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Radio Flyer has reintroduced the bike wheel. It looks pretty cool.
Valerie - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
The original BIG WHEEL was the coolest. I ran mine down so much the wheels cracked...
val - November 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the cabbage patch kids one and the barbie one. I spent so much time using those.
Terri-Lynn - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a My Little Pony big wheel, and the front basket was shaped like a cloud. It was so awesome!
Jenn - November 22, 2008 - Report this comment
This is probably one of THE BEST toys of the 80's!
Dee - November 26, 2008 - Report this comment
My son went through 3 different big wheels when he was a kid back in the 80"s. He would ride his all day long. He loved his big wheels.
Stewie - November 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a big wheel when I was a kid and I lived in an apartment with steps in the front. I used to ride my big wheel over the steps and jerk the BW up just as I came to the edge so it would look like I'm flying and then the hard landing would be cool!
Mary - December 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Ah memories... Christmas 1977. There it sat, under the tree with a giant teddy bear in the seat... Flames on the wheels, fire colored tassels on the handlebars that flapped in the wind like flames as you cruised down the block... and who could forget the, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick sound that it made as you peddled... you know, that baseball card in the spokes sound?! I love nostalgia!
Marje - December 21, 2008 - Report this comment
My son was very big into G.I. Joe, when the Big Wheel came out, I ran to the store to buy it for him. He rode it until the wheels were worn flat and he just couldn't get it to go any longer. That was probably one of the saddest days of his life when that happened. He still talks about it today, I wish I could find one for him!
Kelly - January 01, 2009 - Report this comment
does anyone know where i can get a big wheels with the hand brake??
Maura - January 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember having big wheel races down the neigborhood kids' driveway. Mine was white and pink...with pink streamers. I remember once you got going really fast you had to lift your feet off the pedals and they would just spin like crazy!
dan - January 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Anyone know where to get an adult sized big wheel? :)
SZA - January 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Sure, Dan - go to www.terratrike.com. Like a Big Wheel ... but better!!!
Kim - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I had great memories with my Big Wheel. We wound up having to replace the axle on it numerous times because my parents would take it to their friends' house, where they would get drunk and ride it down the hill in their backyard together.
Scott - February 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a Knight Rider big wheel, & it was awesome!!! I used to do so much stuff with mine it was unimaginable!!! I would ride my big wheel down the front steps of my house (& they were pretty steep) & I would scare the hell out of my mom in the process, (at least that's what she told me) I also used to go to the elderly neighbors driveway & go skidding,(oh the fun!!!)because they had a asphalt driveway. My mom once told me that the elderly couple complained about the noise coming from my big wheel, & she told me that I went into the house & grabbed a butcher knife from the kitchen & cut off the clicker just to make them happy. And so I could continue to play in their driveway. And this all happened when I was 2 or 3 ( I was born in 1979). Also with all the skidding I was doing, & riding down the steps of my front porch it tore up all 3 my tires, & when we moved I never got another big wheel ever (sob).
Alison - February 22, 2009 - Report this comment
It was pretty much impossible to ever keep both feet on the Big Wheels pedals when you were careening down a hill. My older brother had a black and yellow one (Batman? No clue.) and I used to ride his. But then I got my own! It was white and purple, again, no clue. Finally with two Big Wheels we would race down the hill in front of our house. You couldn't stop, could barely keep the thing straight, and 90% of the time had to crash to stop. I have no idea why our Mother let us do this. It was probably one of our most dangerous past times. Also, ice-cream? OF COURSE!
Charles&Patti - February 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Never rode Big Wheels when we were younger, but as being a Popples collector, we scored on an in the box Popples Power Cycle as it was called. Coleco made it. It came missing one thing, and that is the rear axle. I can fabricate one out of bar stock. A few of the decals are also torn and I will work around that as well. The Popples Power Cycle has a Party Popple on front that when you press her Tail (actually a bulb), she pops up. There is a Pom Pom tail that sticks up, as well. This was an exceptinal find!!!! There will never be anyone on it!
Pito172 - March 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember I had the Gizmo version from the Gremlins movie.I can't remember the colors but I do remember it had a hard plastic Gizmo head on the handle bars.When my Big Wheels didn't work anymore my dad took off Gizmo's head and hung it on the wall in my room.I miss that thing and my childhood too :o(
. - March 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I left so many black plastic skid marks on our sidewalk from locking down the petals at full speed...good times.
Angela - March 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh gosh, I LOVED my big wheel! I remember flying down the hill on our street, feet lifted away from the big wheel because the pedals were moving way too fast to keep my feet on! LOL And as for making ice cream... Most DEFINATELY, Big Wheels made the best ice cream in all the neighborhood! haha Oh great times!
Angela - March 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh, one more thing... DAN Check out this website... Adult Sized Big Wheels!! I love 'The Original' :) Awesome!!
Lea - April 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I had the Smurf Big Wheel in the mid 80's...i used to fly on that thing and the skidding out was the best part!!
Candace - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
My brother had the Dukes of Hazzard one and I had the Cabbage Patch one. I was so jealous because my brother's had the breaks that allowed you to skid. Mine didn't do that!
LiLi - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Me too, lea i also had the Great Smurf big wheel as a christmas gift i think i was 6 or7, i remember my dad letting me ride it in the mall the day he bought it. mine had blue and white pom pom hair in the handle bars! ha ha i miss that thing
SZA - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I had the SMURF Big Wheel, too! It was awesome, with that giagantic Smurf head sitting between the handlebards!
annie - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
im currently searching for a big bird big wheel!! they were recalled in 1990 and only 2000 were made but if anyone has one i would be more than greatful iif you would contact me at anne.shutt@gmail.com the big bird big wheel is green with big birds head and if you have it youll know what I'm talking about. Thanks!
TI - May 25, 2009 - Report this comment
My big wheel was green. I had a horn installed. I thoght I was all that. I am not sure why I wanted a green one, probably because I loved the Incredible Hulk.
Mike in Ohio - May 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I got an E.T. Big Wheel with E.T.'s head sticking out of a basket on the front of it. I would like to get one for my daughter, but I have heard they make them like crap now. I guess they must have been made in America back when I rode them in the early eighties.
Colin in Canada - June 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I would give a King's ransome to go back and do that again!... I had a HotWheels one and I rode it 'till the front wheel was almost split in two... i can still hear the sound of that plastic wheel on the sidewalk... I even remember pulling out the seat to dump the water out of the 6 holes if i left it out in the rain.
Eric - July 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved the Big Wheel. It was the best. When the front wheel cracked I filled it with rocks (I am happy to see I am not the only one who did that). Eventually the crack would turn into a flat spot. We had some older kids on my block who had a dirtbike and we talked them into tying a rope to it and the Big Wheel. 2 kids rode that set up, the last one lost teeth. Great fun!
Kayla - July 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a Cabbage Patch Big Wheel and I loved it so much as a child! I wore the tires right out. I even won a big wheel race at our local race track when I was 4. Great memories!!!
hatfieldnomore - July 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I had an ET big wheel w/ a side brake!!! My fave toy as a kid!
Norma from LA - August 13, 2009 - Report this comment
YEAH! Drifing on that bike was hella fun. Shout out to my playmates. =)Good ol days ahhh
Josh from UC - August 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree with Norma from LA. WOO!
amanda-beth - August 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I got a purple and white 1 when i was 2 i couldn't reach the petals dad had made video tape of me siting on in scooting it back and forth while saying so foward back foward and mother trying to make me have it go foward only
Jennifer - September 02, 2009 - Report this comment
all the neighbor kids ha big wheels, spider man., cabbage patch. care bears,etc. mny sister nad i in herritaded some bodys old big wheel . we played with till my parents through it out.
Jenn - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I had the Smurf one (I didn't think it was lame at all!) I do remember flipping it over and spinning the front wheel as well. I am currently looking for one for my nephews 2nd birthday but am having NO luck what so ever finding a decent one!!!! Guess I will probably never find one like the one's we had back in the 80's!
Samantha - September 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I totally loved mine. Mine was pacman. My sister had the smurf and my brother had the gi joe.
Julie Sizemore - September 25, 2009 - Report this comment
In the early 70's, I got the first one in my family. By the next year, my sister, and all 5 cousins had one. We all played in my aunt & uncle's huge concrete floor basement. By spring, my uncle and dad were soundproofing between the house floor and the basement-LOL. I just bought my two year old son the big bird one today at a yardsale. I'm shocked to see that they're recalled, and if the person who asked above wants one, contact me at sizemore@flippinweb.com.
jackie - October 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Big wheel... and now they only make one basic color scheme and it was a nitemare trying to find one for my son. I had a Daisy Duke big wheel. I loved it. It was yellow and white with an eagle sticker on it to match what her jeep looked like. it came with a pre-printed autographed picture of her. I used to pull up the hand break and skid out. I went through so many wheels, that my dad ordered em 4 at a time. and would keep them in the garage so he could just slap a new wheel on when i wore one down. thats why we werent fat kids. we rode em all day long, all the kids in the neighborhood. the best
Retronut - October 07, 2009 - Report this comment
My brother had a Mickey Mouse big wheel (or something very similar to it). It had that awful clicky thing in one of the rear wheels, so you always knew where the kid was. My grandpa finally had enough of hearing the clicking one day. So he told my little three year old brother that his bike was broke and he was going to fix it. Grandpa turned the bike over, with Michael watching, took a small pair of tin-snips and snipped the clicker off. Then grandpa says, "There, you're bike's fixed now." I was happy not to have to hear the noise anymore. My brother started crying. He went screaming to my dad that grandpa broke his bike and that he was never going to ride it again.
SZA - October 07, 2009 - Report this comment
That. Is. Awesome!!!! My dad always removed the clickers before assembling our Big Wheels, too. So we never knew what we were missing.
Sabrina - October 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Haha I was 3 when I got my pink Big Wheel! So... 1987. I remember the first day I got it because I was riding it in the driveway and I liked to gently lay my fingers on the back 2 wheels and feel them as they moved. Well, something went amok and I ended up riding over my fingertips on both hands and I lost a few fingernails and they were all bloody. It took a few weeks to heal... Then I went out to ride again and less than 5 minutes into my first ride after my accident I did the exact same thing again... I was a stupid kid.
George - December 06, 2009 - Report this comment
7 years old, summer of 84. 200 yards freshly paved black top straight down, no shoes on my feet to stop with.... I pulled the wheel to the right hard!!! I rolled 4 or 5 times with no shirt on. My mom grabs my bloody body and puts me in the bathtub... no water just alcohol!!!!
Nya - December 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I have already posted several times on this site...oh my goodness the memories!! I had a flower power big wheel and we all used to ride our big wheels in the rain! Soooo musch fun
Brian - December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I cant believe no one mentioned the green machine? It was a big wheel on crack...c'mon, I know there are more of us out there. I had the knight rider one as well, and several "generic" ones. anyone else ever wear the back tires down so there was a flat spot? serious good times!
SZA - December 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Green Machine has its own category on this website .. under G.
Johnny - January 26, 2010 - Report this comment
No one I saw mentioned the Rambo II Big Wheel.. it was the coolest ones for boy imo... anyway I loved that thing, there was a church parking lot across the street from my house that you could get a lot of speed and skid on, 10x the fun when it snowed.. I rode my big wheel till I was to big for it, wore out the front wheel till it split down the middle and seat was dragging the ground!!!
Shawn - August 15, 2010 - Report this comment
hey does anybody know where i can get a Gremlins Gizmo Big Wheel i had one when i was a kid and i want to get it for my kids please someone get back to me on this matter thanks Shawn
john - August 22, 2010 - Report this comment
omg! I loved my big wheel! It was awesome! I used to ride mine up and down the sidewalk as a kid. Those things were loud as heck! Then the wheels would get worn down so it wasn't possible to ride anymore! :(
stigs - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember my Dukes of Hazzard Big Wheel. My friend and I were riding them on my back patio and we got into a collision. Mine broke along with my heart. I was devestated. Cried for days. I sure do miis it.
Linda - December 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone have a dukes of hazzard big wheel for sale??
Tman - December 23, 2010 - Report this comment
My neighbors could hear me coming from a mile away. There was nothing like taking off down the driveway and roaming the neighborhood on one of these. I never got one of my own but my sister got 3 of them. 2 pink and 1 purple. I didn't care. I still thought I was cool until a dog chased me down and bit me. They were so low to the ground that it was hard to jump off and he hated the sound of the wheels. I guess he had had enough of me and bit me. Stupid dog.
ridgewood street - December 23, 2010 - Report this comment
we had a last, you couldnt break them originl ones...does anyone know the first year they came out? ithink about 69......dorchester mass.......
two guts - February 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a classic red one with the yellow and black wheel and blue seat. I also had an all black one my mom got from a garage sale. I was the baddest on my street cuz no else had ever seen a black one. they would sling mud like no ones business
uniquelov4 - June 03, 2011 - Report this comment
oh wow i have just gone back 30 yrs to when i was about 6 yrs old! i used to live in washigton hts and me n my friends used to play downstairs in front of the building , wow it was so safe back then, our parents used to watch us out the window. i had the original one in the picture and boy did i love m big wheel. i also have a scar on my foot to remind me , cause once my friends were pushing me n my foot went back n got stuck under the wheel n it got scraped bad. wow the memories, i also remember flying down the hill and having to lift the feet up cause the pedals wouldnt stop. still trying to remember the ice cream though lol i think i did sounds so familiar.
JODA26 - August 05, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG!!! I had the SMURF Cycle (BIG WHEELS)...LMAO. I loved that thing. My twins sisters had them too. I turned them over to make ice cream too..and did you turn your handle bars around when you raced??? I remember the summers in the 80's when the old people HATED us. They made so much noise on the sidewalk that the neighbors would slam their windows shut. You can see my SMURF CYCLE at http://www.flickr.com/photos/joda26/5974434544/in/set-72157627130262201 http://www.flickr.com/photos/joda26/5974434544/in/set-72157627130262201
Jamie - November 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Me and my brother both had a big wheel; his was black and mine was hot pink.
Cheri - November 28, 2011 - Report this comment
My boys had a big bird big wheel ! They called it the "Chica Bike " Ha It made a clicking sound as they raced through the house. after acouple years of listening to the clicking I cut off the clicker one day ! My son still brings this up with me! now we laugh about it ! I have been looking everywhere for one for my grandson !!!! Wish they would make them again ! And to "Nad" I use to turn my "bike" upside down and stick a stick in the wheels to make ice cream when I was little (I'm 52 now ) lol
Shon Holmes - December 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved my NIGHT RIDER big wheel so much that I still believe I am riding it everyday, and every night.. First of my kind, and the very last to shine the 1980s..
Jessica - August 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I NEVER had a big wheel. :( my parents got me tons of other toys but never a big wheel. We had a gravel driveway and it wouldn't of worked well on it anyway.
Melanie - August 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I LOVED my Big wheel! It was My little pony and also had the cloud basket that had a My Little Pony in it. She was pink with blue hair and a blue lightening bolt on her butt. I still have the Pony! Wish I had the big wheel still too :(
cathy - September 28, 2012 - Report this comment
oh the memories, me and my best friend of 34 yrs had so much fun on these...we road them that much the wheels split..good times wish i was a kid again :):)
Aaron - January 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I had one with a battery powered water gun on the front. My sister would be so mad when I rode by her blasting away.
Lisa - January 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a green big wheel that had a button and it made a roaring sound? I'm dying to find a picture of one.
mobwife mills - July 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the name of the all red one with the doors on the side that you could open and it would spin around real fast? I had one and can't remember the name!
Michelle - July 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I had the green one that roared like a lion, Lisa. I still remember going to the store with my parents to pick it out. I thought I wanted a pink one, until I saw THAT one, and then I had to have it. I loved that bike.
Bill - August 24, 2013 - Report this comment
I had the Knight Rider one, and my cousin had a Transformers one. We used to get other kids in the neighborhood, and have races down the hillside behind his house.
Olympianbabe - March 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Are you interested in buying coin operated horses or spring rocking horses??? They are sold on Ebay. Most spring horses are made by Blazon, Wonder, Flexible Flyer, and Radio Flyer. Feel free to buy as many as you like. Good luck!!! :) Ebay account required.
idonotremember... - August 30, 2014 - Report this comment
@mobwifemills, I had the same one. Completely red, blacknowledge wheels. I can't even find the name on the Internet.
idonotremember... - August 30, 2014 - Report this comment
*black wheels, oops!

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