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    i'll probably break it 91MF's Avatar
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    your significant others bike AKA check out my wifes miyata triplecross

    i dont know if this has been done in here - if it has, my apologies - but anyways, i'll start.


    i scooped this miyata for my wife last fall of CL and just finally got around to cleaning it up/changing a few things. its all original, the exage 300LX drivetrain has barely any wear. i question if the bike was ever really used.

    i rooted through the parts bins and switched out the horrible saddle for a soma okami, the plastic exage cantis for some alivios, grubby looking grips for some ourys and i bought some 35c michelin pilot citys.

    dont mind the pedals, i knew she would want some flats and i had a set of rootbeer colored ones that i thought would look ok but my 4 year old son insisted we put purple ones on because 'mommy likes purple'....



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    Great bikes.

    I like yours and have one up at the cabin.

    Very tough to beat for an all-around bike.

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    Looks nice, though I'd probably turn the tire tread the other way if I were setting it up. The frame does look to be in really excellent condition.

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    Last summer I found and refurbished this 87 Raleigh Granada for my wife.

    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

    Viscount Aerospace Pro Trek 770 Cannondale Synapse

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    My wife's bike is actually a new bike. I'm just glad she's riding.



    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    i'll probably break it 91MF's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    Looks nice, though I'd probably turn the tire tread the other way if I were setting it up. The frame does look to be in really excellent condition.
    my understanding of tread sipes and water displacement has me confused by your statement.

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    My wife's fave:


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    My wife's Univega Mixte:
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    Great looking bike!

    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

    Viscount Aerospace Pro Trek 770 Cannondale Synapse

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    Thanx Bill... $35, not including the Brooks, panniers, and fresh chain + tape!

    Decent for a mixte...Shimano Light Action indexed drivetrain, SR stem/cranks/bars/post, Araya alloy wheelset, MKS pedals, Miyata triple butted tubing, etc.

    She likes it...I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
    Great looking bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buldogge View Post
    She likes it...I think.
    Well, if she doesn't like it...
    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

    Viscount Aerospace Pro Trek 770 Cannondale Synapse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy View Post
    My wife has a few C&V bikes, all picked up used:

    First bike I restored, since then we repurchased her original, identical, Collegiate from the farmer she sold it to 20+ years ago, sadly no pics of it at this time.


    She has a Merckx Professional that was purchased from an estate, where it had been displayed on a wall, never ridden before her:


    A Tomas w/Campy Athena 8 is her weapon of choice in MI, when not on the Merckx.:


    I couldn't have a handful of De Rosa's, if she didn't have at least one:
    A very lucky lady.

    Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    A very lucky lady.

    Wow!
    +1. man you must get special treatment if you know what i mean*








    *i mean sexual favors without the standard im tired/have a headache/dont love you anymore
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    Mrs. PB's Sporty, a '68 Schwinn Super Sport significantly redone.

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    I met my wife Elizabeth in a cool bike shop.

    She's always had a stable of 3 or 4 vintage roadsters.

    Early 60's Raleigh Canadian Sports (gifted to friend)



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    She had to give up road bikes so I got this one. '97 Lemond




    circa 40's (Eaton's?) Commander (Sachs Duomatic hub)



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    Waiting in the wings, 55 Humber Sports.

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    '93 Trek 700 Multi-Track (hers & his pair)

    She also has a mountain bike that I just got her for non-paved trail riding, which is something she likes to do. She knows a few other women who are avid cyclists, which is great. She really likes cycling...thank goodness!!!
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    She rides this DB Interval. Got it to replace her cruiser and is also how we met.

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    TampaDorothys Paramount P65:

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    Wow, great stuff in here.

    Here's my wifes 1975 Motobecane Nomade, I bought it for her last summer from the original owner and this is what we ended up with after a thorough cleaning, grease and a set of tires.

    I have since wrapped the bars with new black Cinelli bar wrap also, I love the way this bike looks.







    My name is Steve and I don't have a bent fork anymore :)

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    my wife's DX3000 Panasonic in 43cm
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    Great stuff here. I'm amazed to realize I haven't shot pictures of My Lovely Wife™'s bike. I'll do it soon.

    You guys are really good to your wives.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    I found a matching pair of these at a garage sale last year. I cleaned this up for my wife...



    But She's more content just hopping on this and make grocery runs.


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    My wife was putting quite a few miles in on this:



    Until I found and bought her this:



    Bob

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    Just put this together for her. Hopefully she will take advantage of it.
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    Very nice, autonoz. But tilt the brake levers down a bit so she doesn't have to lift her fingers so high to get around them. I like them pointing down and forward at a 45 angle.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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