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krobinson103 11-10-13 06:13 PM

Finally got my wife to shift from fashioable city bikes
 
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To that. A beater I modified with better tires, indexed gears, improved brake levers, stiffened springs in the shocks, and a complete bar makeover. Now she understands just how much better even that is compared to a fashionable penny farthing shaped boat anchor. Maybe I'll get her onto a roadbike one day...

chaadster 11-19-13 12:34 AM

Good grief, man. If you can afford to do better than that, you should. She's your wife, for pete's sake, not Fred Sanford!

krobinson103 11-19-13 12:40 AM

We can't at the moment. Its a nice riding bike and its been modded with efficient and comfortable drive train and components. Besides she really doesn't care about bikes. It will get ridden once or twice every few months at most. Besides I had little hope that she would ride anything but a heavy steel penny farthing shaped BSO that she chose because it looked cute, but rides like a dog.

chaadster 11-19-13 12:54 AM

I was really just teasing! I hope she enjoys it!

krobinson103 11-19-13 01:28 AM

It gets parked outside and all my parked outside bikes aren't pretty. Learned the hard way what happens with pretty bikes in public view. :( These days I build stealth bikes. The obe above has indexed 24 speed gears, rebuilt hubs and suspension, repacked bottom bracket, all cables are replaced, and nice road tires. it looks like BSO but its not.

Atophy 11-19-13 02:02 AM

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Originally Posted by krobinson103 (Post 16258492)
It gets parked outside and all my parked outside bikes aren't pretty. Learned the hard way what happens with pretty bikes in public view. :( These days I build stealth bikes. The obe above has indexed 24 speed gears, rebuilt hubs and suspension, repacked bottom bracket, all cables are replaced, and nice road tires. it looks like BSO but its not.

Looks pretty to me :D

krobinson103 11-19-13 02:10 AM

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I want to see her ride this...

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But that's probably asking too much. But that beater definately looks sad compared to my toy though.

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Then again spending 2000 dollars to build a custom bike for someone who hardly rides is pointless. :(

fietsbob 11-19-13 04:33 AM

perhaps a performance oriented fitness-hybrid , 28 tire almost flat bar, for a more sporty, low rolling resistance , rider.

sort of every thing But a drop bar..

the fly 11-29-13 07:56 PM

google penny farthing


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