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    getting a bike for the girlfriend, need some advice on my options

    I'm planning on getting a bike for my girlfriend who's about 5'4"

    my budget is no higher than 400. so my options at this point are bikesdirect bikes. or i was thinking about buying a frame and building it up since i already have some parts that i wouldn't have to buy. i just don't know much about which frames are good at 200 or less.

    the parts i would need to buy are a new saddle and seatpost, bottom bracket cranks chainring and pedals.

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    Get a BD bike. You'll have a complete, and some cash left over to make it "hers".

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    Your lady wants to see your skills as a mechanic- get an old frame and build it up. (Or just get a BD bike, which is also a good way to go)

    Consider this my obligatory "look what I built" picture posting:






    TaCo is a hypocorism for my wife using the first letters of her first and last name. She hates it but it amuses me and I'm the one who was paying to have the vinyl cut. Every girl dreams of havign a "Pink TaCoCycle" to let the world know how classy they are.

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    ^if I had a girlfriend and money i'd build her a bike just like that one.

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    wasn't there a thread exactly like this a couple weeks ago? I think the guy decided on a Kilo from BD but then didn't have the cash in the end so still in holding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    TaCo is a hypocorism for my wife using the first letters of her first and last name. She hates it but it amuses me and I'm the one who was paying to have the vinyl cut. Every girl dreams of havign a "Pink TaCoCycle" to let the world know how classy they are.
    And she doesn't ride it, right? Because pink taco also means something else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ichitz View Post
    wasn't there a thread exactly like this a couple weeks ago? I think the guy decided on a Kilo from BD but then didn't have the cash in the end so still in holding.
    i think this thread comes up like every 3 weeks. probably the same guy who just can't keep a girlfriend very long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
    ^if I had a girlfriend and money i'd build her a bike just like that one.
    sucks to be you! and that bike is demeaning no matter what kind of crism it's named after.
    " Its worth noting that it would have taken you less time to remove it or thread it on than it would have for you to start this thread."

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    Quote Originally Posted by letsgetsandy View Post
    sucks to be you! and that bike is demeaning no matter what kind of crism it's named after.
    I'm gonna start building up a *****Wagon. Maybe a nice tandem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    I'm gonna start building up a *****Wagon. Maybe a nice tandem.
    good so then you can both go get F***ed
    " Its worth noting that it would have taken you less time to remove it or thread it on than it would have for you to start this thread."

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    So, a while back on ole' Bfssfg, wasnt there another GF bike thread, and that pink bike was posted.

    toootally tripped me ooout

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    I think that the pink cruiser bike would be better murdered out.

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    I suppose I should take some photos of the bike I built for my gf. Now, she didn't actually need a new bike, or even want one, but I happened to find a nice mixte frame, and I was just itching for a new project.

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    Hey guys I am getting a girlfriend for my bike... Any suggestions?

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    Don't name it TacoCycle. That's all I've got.

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    Go with Bikes Direct and then add some custom items to make it special for her...

    2009 Motobecane Cafe Express 3 $349.95
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    http://bikesdirect.com/products/moto...e_express3.htm


    Quote Originally Posted by plowmanjoe View Post
    I'm planning on getting a bike for my girlfriend who's about 5'4"
    my budget is no higher than 400. so my options at this point are bikesdirect bikes. or i was thinking about buying a frame and building it up since i already have some parts that i wouldn't have to buy.
    i just don't know much about which frames are good at 200 or less. the parts i would need to buy are a new saddle and seatpost, bottom bracket cranks chainring and pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pancake4life View Post
    Hey guys I am getting a girlfriend for my bike... Any suggestions?
    i lol'd.

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    I got a mountain bike for my ex wife. It was a good trade.

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