Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Big Wheels and Banana Seats


Last night Michael was writing something about fads for a school paper. We ended up on the computer looking at fads of the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's. I couldn't believe my ears when Michael asked me what a Big Wheel was. I know they're still around, but obviously not like when we were kids, when I think just about every kid had one.

He also had never heard of banana seats. That one I can understand a little bit better, but when I was a kid they were quite popular. They were nice because they were much easier to ride double with a friend. I find it quite amusing that things I was so used to being around and popular, were so strange and new to my teenage son. Did I grow up in the "Olden Days"? :)

13 comments:

Priscilla said...

Yeah. It is amusing what they come up with. I keep telling them that they will get their turn when their own kids look at i-pods and wii sets as strange relics from the past.

Martha said...

How about a game of Pong?

I blogged about banana seat bikes a couple years ago. Sure do wish I had my old one now. I think the kids would love them! http://justseven.blogspot.com/2006/06/i-want-to-ride-my-bicycle.html

Martha said...

I wanted a Big Wheel... Mom said no.

Rachel said...

Michael knew what Pong was because he played a game with Dave once. It's in one of our video games, but strange to think that's all there was once.

kristina said...

http://www.bobsokol.com/trike/trike14.html

This guy built a trike (the motorcycle kind) that looks like a big wheel.

I had a banana seat too. Loved it!

Kim said...

My cousin had a big wheel and we would drive up and down the driveway on that thing. We loved it!

I loved my purple banana seat bike too. It was so much more comfortable than the 10 speed one I upgraded to. I loved the olden days!

Gudl said...

Does make you feel old, right ? ;-)

Bethany said...

He didn't know what a Big Wheel was?? Grandma had one at her house when I was about 8 or 9 and all the kids rode it! And that wasn't THAT long ago.

Rachel said...

Grandma had one? I don't remember that. We always wanted one, but she said no. If you were only 8 or 9 then Michael wouldn't remember it, he was born when you were 10.

Martha said...

I thought Grandma had a Big Wheel. The bad thing about them is when a kid is riding one he can't hear a thing other than the sound of the wheels on the pavement.

Rachel said...

I asked Steven if he remembers her having a big wheel and he said no, so I showed him the picture so he could see what one looks like and he said he didn't remember her having one. I guess it was before their time.

Christine said...

I loved my Schwinn banana seat bike! I pretended that I was driving a bus!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.