Recommend a ladies bike please.

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

  1. OP
    OP
    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Because it is....OK!*:ninja:


    *Never try to reason with a woman who's made up her mind!
     
  2. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

    Location:
    52 Festive Road
    OK, the material's material.

    I don't think what she wants exists at the price she wants to pay.

    I'll leave you to break the news. Grapes or oranges for preference?
     
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  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    FTFY...at any price! Well I guess there's always a bespoke Ti build from Enigma with a painted frame ;) Multiply the budget by about 6...

    Even then she won;t be happy as she wants alloy!!!
     
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  4. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Veteran

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    How many bikes has Mrs Dirk Fussypants got?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    6 at the last count.....
    A folding bike.
    2 vintage bikes.
    Giant Dash 1.
    Ridgeback Tour.
    Ridley Liz C2 custom build.
     
  6. humboldt

    humboldt Active Member

    Possibly a LBS you frequent might be willing to do a deal on fitting a triple to make a sale, especially if it's a less expensive crankset? Something like the GT Grade is around £600 off the peg and is Claris; might be haggleable? Or an older CdA or Kona Rove?
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Our LBS did the custom build on her Ridley and she loves that.
    I'm popping in to the shop tomorrow to test ride my possible new bike, so we'll make enquiries as to what could be built within budget.
     
  8. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Why doesn’t she sell the Ridgeback, sounds like she wants a newer lighter replacement and then add the proceeds to the budget so she can get the disc frame set wanted and either build from there or buy a bike and add the triple. How about something like a PX London Road frame or a Ridley CX
     
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  9. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    A couple more wsd non black disc framesets that you could use as donors, should come in around grand with the addition of a triple (and TRP spyres) or even just a new chainset as suggested

    https://www.evanscycles.com/jamis-ventura-comp-femme-2018-road-bike-EV306034
    https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-dolomite-2-2017-women-s-road-bike-EV275640
    https://www.evanscycles.com/jamis-ventura-race-femme-2018-road-bike-EV306032
    https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-arkose-1-2017-women-s-adventure-road-bike-EV275626
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    She's going to sell the Ridgeback and a folding bike, and put the money towards the new one.
    Total budget for new one - £600.
     
  11. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Oh that's unfortunate. Ignore the 2nd two then
     
  12. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

    Location:
    52 Festive Road
  13. OP
    OP
    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
  14. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Location:
    Staffs
    I think I'd leave her to find a bike for herself .... but then I'm not married.
     
  15. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    After leaving her!!
     
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