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Recommend a ladies bike please.

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Dirk, 18 Jan 2018.

  1. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk Veteran

    I already have, that's the problem.
    A case of 'monkey see - monkey do'.:laugh:
     
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  2. rivers

    rivers Senior Member

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    Bristol
    Take a look at a specialized diverge. It can handle touring. You can probably find a used one well within budget, with enough spare change to swap over to a sub-compact, which should give her the lower gearing she requires/wants in a double.
     
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  3. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk Veteran

    I'm starting to think that way , as well.
    I'm off down the pub!
     
  4. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Except they're all black and grey so miss fussy pants won't like it :rolleyes:
     
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  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    2013 Avail? No triple but will take full mudguards @jefmcg has on her 2012. I had a rack on my 2012. Can definitely handle lots of miles on long journeys, @jefmcg has done some ridiculous amount on her on some big hills (of course I sold mine after around 3000 miles but it never missed a beat)

    Unfortunately I have a nasty feeling that the 50cm is the Medium with a 54cm TT (as I had one)

    https://www.ashcycles.com/site/liv-...avail-2-2013?zenid=nqhfd0i8r04fm2clatef1qioa5

    Lovely colour :okay:
     
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  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

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  7. alicat

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  8. humboldt

    humboldt Regular

    I feel like the drop bars are potentially a sticking point - no wiggle room there with bar ends, switching out to an unusual non-drop with multiple positions etc? Lots of capable alloy fast hybrids/flat bar road bikes with hydraulic discs, carbon forks (if weight is important as you said) and rack/mudguard mounts out there. Or are they not going to be comfortable enough?

    If not, Marin Four Corners any good?
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    Still steel though and 2018 model a bit out of budget. 2017 models probably under though; Cycle Surgery tend to have lots of last year's Marin stuff on sale if there's one near you for a weight test.
     
  9. BoldonLad

    BoldonLad Senior Member

    Location:
    South Tyneside
    Ahh yes.... I know that problem.... ;)
     
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  10. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Rutland have an 18" 2017 in silver for £550

    https://www.rutlandcycling.com/bike...MI5bbBjYXk2AIVTbvtCh2k8AjtEAQYASABEgJcRvD_BwE

    Promax discs are pretty awful apparently but can be changed to Spyres for ~£100

    You cross posted with @alicat
     
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  11. humboldt

    humboldt Regular

    Oops!
    Think the silver option is very much the nicer one when it comes to the 2017 colours - the olive/red one is pretty unpleasant to me (and I normally LIKE green bikes and contrasting forks).
     
  12. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk Veteran

    The Marin is steel - she wants alloy.
    She's already got a straight bar bike, a Giant Dash 1.
     
  13. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk Veteran

    It's doin' me ade in...... I've found a distraction for a while.......
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  14. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Tell her to find her own bike or build one
     
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  15. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

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    Why is this material?