what bike should I get my wife
I got my wife a Fuji Roubaix for our wedding anniversary; she has loved half of it (the legs part) but not the bent over part; she looks and feels like she's holding herself up with her arms. We've fooled with it a bit, getting a taller stem, and sticking on slightly fatter tires. But no dice: it simply doesn't call to her to come riding the way her hybrid does.
So meanwhile I'm loving both my Bianchi Eros and my restored 70's Motobecane touring. And it's particularly the latter that suggests what I think she would like: steel, lots of clearances for wider tires (at least to start with), and relaxed geometry. If there was a Rivendell dealer near us I'd head there; they're a little out of our price range, but I think their philosophy is just right for her: nice solid feeling of efficient riding, without any particular need to race or accelerate.
So my question is, does anyone have other suggestions? We're going to look at Surlys (Surlies?). But that's the limit of my thinking at this point. I'd actually like to build up a frame, with campy components, but it's important for her to be able to do some testriding.
She's 6', btw, and I think about 160. She was told that at her height "female specific" was not an issue, but I wonder. She's got long legs and rather a shortish torso; could that be a factor?