madsalos – Mat Salo’s Other Blog

April 7, 2009

Bike for Birthday Boy

Filed under: Family Life — Mat Salo @ 11:14 pm
Scott Jr. Mountain Bike…  for kids!

It’s been a while since I visited my own blog. Let alone update it.  Sometimes I wonder why I even bother? But bother I must…

Anyway, it will my boy’s birthday, the middle one, who turns eight tomorrow. Yesterday he come home and put a wide smile on everybody’s faces – he got 3rd in his term exams. How about that?

He knows his dad and his bigger 15 year-old brother are bicycle freaks so it was a collective decision with my older boy about getting him a “proper” bike.  I didn’t even know they make suspension forks and shifters with front and rear derailleurs for small framed kids bicycles . Until we visited Boon Foo’s Bike Pro shop in Taman Mayang, Petaling Jaya, that is.

So I got him a Scott Scale JR 20.

In this picture the bike looks deceptively big.  It’s actually a serious mountain bike with proper front suspension and Shimano 6 speed cassette and two chain rings in front.

A full-fledged 12 speeder.

What a beautiful saddle!
Shimano Alivio rear derailleurs and 6-speed cassette

Don’t you think it’s a beauty?

Shimano Revo Shifters

Shimano Revo Shifters

OK, let’s have some pics of the birthday boy and proud owner shall we?

He truly deserves it and I do hope one day he’ll take the sport up in a big way.

Minutes after taking the bike out of the car...
Minutes after taking the bike out of the car…

Then Mom told him to get inside and put on a helmet... Safety First!

Thank You, Pa...

Then Mom told him to get inside and put on a helmet!



  1. Salam bro,

    Jeles den, tengok your son on a more than RM1,500 bike 🙂 But, like you mentioned, it is worth every penny. Give my belated wishes to him.

    Comment by cakapaje — April 8, 2009 @ 10:06 pm | Reply

    • Wa’alaykumsalaam… eh bro’, mana ada RM 1500, pandai ler hang. Under 1.2K laa bro’… Thanks, my son reads the comments too; ‘Saper tu, Pa?’ 🙂

      Comment by madsalos — April 9, 2009 @ 8:10 am | Reply

  2. Wah, cool lah bike ni. Ingat masa saya kecik-kecik, ada basikal chopper je gitu.

    Semoga menjadi anak yang soleh anak awak semua mat salo! InshaAllah.

    Basikal chopper!

    Saya masih ingat, basikal chopper itu zaman saya yang ada ori jenama “Raleigh” dari England. Biasanya “anak lord” jer yang ada. Apasal orang dah tak minat basikal type itu sekarang?

    Saya belajar naik basikal datuk yang besar tuh, frame tiga segi. Kayuh selit kat sisi, Tapi boleh jalan jauh juga. Basikal ini pun dah banyak development nya. Ada teman sorang yang beli Basikal race jenama “Pinarello”. Mahal ya amat, murah lagi kete Kancil, E… hai…

    Terima kasih E… Amin, mudah-mudahan lah jadi anak yang soleh dan berguna pada masyarakat…

    Comment by acciaccatura — April 9, 2009 @ 1:26 pm | Reply

  3. Happy belated brithday, buddy!

    back during my time BMX was an in-thing. i got myself a 1000plus Haro Master, rim Araya yang ori. kopak wallet bapak aku time tu.

    Haro Master! Waaaah Haro BMX top brand bro’… apa tak kopak wallet bapak ko Kerp… Sekarang nih ni tugas bebudak aku lak nak mengopakkan pulak wallet, kantong celana and bank balance bapak dia orang! 🙂

    Comment by kerp — April 10, 2009 @ 1:16 am | Reply

  4. Happy Birthday Kiddo!

    One kewl bike you’ve got there 🙂

    And I heard ALLLLLL about it even before you first saw it.

    Birthday Boy says thanks to for the wishes… “Saper aunty Elviza tu Pa?” 🙂

    Maybe in a couple of years can get one for Luke too, eh Mish?

    Comment by elviza — April 10, 2009 @ 11:50 pm | Reply

  5. haha.. and very soon you never realize it, and he’ll need a car. Now my house have 5 unused bicycles, because at one time the whole family cycles together for an outing.

    Bro – betul tu, hmm, macamana ya? I think bab kete biar dia beli sendiri lah… As for now semua akan dikerah naik beskal. Ha ha. 🙂

    Comment by kbguy — April 16, 2009 @ 12:15 pm | Reply

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