Recommend a ladies bike please.

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

  1. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Need to rechristen her as miss superultrafussypantswithnotverydeeppockets! :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

    Location:
    52 Festive Road
    Tough gig eh?

    Show her the Shropshire Special here:

    http://www.beaumontbicycle.com/new-page-1/

    Then tell her "About £2,000 darling, maybe a little more", and perhaps the value in the DKR-hued bike will become apparent.
     
  3. This is so strange, I am starting to wonder if it's some dom/sub game being played out in public.
     
  4. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Dom/sub? :scratch:
     
  5. I'll get a thread ban if I explain. Likely to get one anyway.

    Back on topic... ish

    I just don't understand what is going on here. Your wife knows what she wants, presumably knows how to use the internet. Only she can decide what compromises she can make. Why isn't she doing the research herself, rather than dismissing your (and our) attempts to help?
     
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Presumptions can sometimes be incorrect. ;)
    She let's me do the online foot slogging.....
     
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  7. You're a good and loving partner, and with way more patience than me :okay:
     
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  8. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

    Location:
    London
    It's better for us blokes to stay well out of all this female purchasing stuff and save the hassle. "You want it, you choose it, you buy it, with YOUR money, and don't complain after if you don't like it. I'm not interested - and I'm going for a beer" :rolleyes:
     
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  9. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    FTFY ;)
     
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Well - I've got a confession to make.
    Whilst perusing the stock of our LBS yesterday with MrsD, trying to find a suitable bike for her, I actually bought myself a new one!
    I'd been toying with selling my Ridgeback Voyage for a while, as it's very much a 'full on' touring bike and I wanted something a bit more 'roadie' that could handle some light touring.
    I fancied something a little bit retro and steel when I saw this; had a test ride, liked it and bought it. Picking it up this morning.
    If only Mrs.D was so decisive! :sad:
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  11. Mo1959

    Mo1959 Guru

    Ooooo. I like that. I have severe regrets with selling a Dawes Audax I had several years ago.
     
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  12. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

    Location:
    London
    Nice try with misquoting me! :laugh:

    Doesn't work that way in my book I'm afraid. A woman is free to spend HER money on whatever things she chooses. However, she doesn't get to spend MY money like it was hers!
     
  13. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    We just have 'our' money.:smile:
     
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Well............she's bought a bike!
    I had a cunning plan......
    After I plied her with a very liquid lunch, she eventually realised that a couple of compromises needed to be made, so this widened the scope.
    We came back from the pub on Tuesday, settled on a Liv Beliv 1, as she liked the mixte frame, the colour, the brakes and especially the price. We ordered one from Rutland Cycles, before she had a chance to sober up properly. :whistle:
    It arrived on Thursday and we went out for a short ride..............
    She likes it!
    Phew!!

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    https://www.rutlandcycling.com/bike...MIqrrrkKmJ2QIVxp3tCh0nGw0JEAQYASABEgJXx_D_BwE
     
    Last edited: 3 Feb 2018
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  15. alicat

    alicat Guru

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    Phew! and ^_^

    What is that on the end of the right hand handlebar?
     
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