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    Bought a bike for my wife. How'd I do?

    The condition of the frame, cranks, hubs and everything else appears to be spotless. The only issues I'm aware of are the mismatched tires (one is a 700X28 and the other is a 700X23) and it does not have track nuts. Also, the chainring is slightly out-of-round but still "acceptable" according to a tech that looked at it.
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    as long as she doesn't want to go fast and doesn't mind working a bit harder, i'd say it's a great bike.

    your wife must be tall. sure this fits her well?

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    I wouldn't consider mismatched tires an "issue" personally. Plenty of people run different size tires.

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    I also purchased her a front brake on the net. She wanted a top handlebar lever. Not exactly my style, but whatever...

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    it's her bike though, what's your style got to do with it?

    and yeah, tires can be different sizes. no biggie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    it's her bike though, what's your style got to do with it?
    Nothin'

    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post

    your wife must be tall. sure this fits her well?
    It's a 55cm and she's 5'9''. She looks good on it, but I really don't know if it's ideal.

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    I would say it is ideal as women have much longer inseams than men. She probably has a 32 inch inseam and but a shorter torso, so it will work well.

    The bike looks great and, as someone said above, mismatched tires are very common. Many people put a fatter tire on the rear for better traction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rekced View Post
    The condition of the frame, cranks, hubs and everything else appears to be spotless. The only issues I'm aware of are the mismatched tires (one is a 700X28 and the other is a 700X23) and it does not have track nuts. Also, the chainring is slightly out-of-round but still "acceptable" according to a tech that looked at it.
    Slap some track nuts on there and replace the chainring, BAM! Shes good to go!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rekced View Post
    The condition of the frame, cranks, hubs and everything else appears to be spotless. The only issues I'm aware of are the mismatched tires (one is a 700X28 and the other is a 700X23) and it does not have track nuts. Also, the chainring is slightly out-of-round but still "acceptable" according to a tech that looked at it.
    Looks good. Bike dates are the best. Have fun.

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    What no basket on the front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    Looks good. Bike dates are the best. Have fun.
    You are quite right.
    Last edited by Rekced; 07-28-08 at 02:17 PM.

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    If she enjoys riding it even when you're not around, I'd say you did pretty darned well. If not I'd say let her mess with it till it feels that way for her.

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    What frame is that? Is it a concept?

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    HUH?? ! haha its lke an 02 or 03 pista.

    her opinion should give you enough satisfaction to judge how well you did, not ours
    but nice job, yeah!
    i'll coast when i'm dead

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    its awesome she wants a front brake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
    The bike looks great and, as someone said above, mismatched tires are very common. Many people put a fatter tire on the rear for better traction.
    You'd have to be a Godly beast to be able to spin out a tire on a fixie.

    People put fat tires on the front for more cornering grip and a softer ride.
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    he may have meant not go-ing traction (spinning out) but stopping traction (skidding)

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    55cm for 5'9?

    mmmm.. questionable. But maybe she's got loooong legs.

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    different length valve stems upset me.

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    You did ok if it fits her and she rides it and enjoys it in her own way.

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    Too bad you didn't ask her what she thought of it first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    You'd have to be a Godly beast to be able to spin out a tire on a fixie.

    People put fat tires on the front for more cornering grip and a softer ride.
    I've spun out a tire before









    48x15, leaning far forward, about to crank it going up a hill, on brand new tires, on a smooth road.
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    my opinion is more correct than your opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rekced View Post
    It's a 55cm and she's 5'9''. She looks good on it, but I really don't know if it's ideal.
    FWIW, I'm a 5'5" gal and ride a 53cm so that sounds about right. If she's comfortable on it then you did well.
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