Ok so here's my current conundrum (keep in my mind I'm sort of on a budget as a full-time college student):
I want to build a bike for my girlfriend to use on campus (especially if she decides to go to UCSD which is huge) and commute with. She used to ride fixed as a child on her old old bike.
I've been looking on Craigslist and found this Specialized Langster London Edition. It's an aluminum frame with a carbon fork and comes with a new front Bontrager tire and tube, with rear Gatorskins, Sugino RD crank, with 48t rin EAI 16t cog, Dura Ace Lockring, and a HKK track chain.
The part that REALLY turns me on to this is that it's $350. And it's a bit bigger than the my Mercier but still under my standover.
My dilemma is whether I should get this bike and paint my Mercier (that has totaled up to $500) and gift it to her. The thing is that she is quite petite and to be honest, her inseam is an inch short of the standover of the Mercier. Personally, I used to ride my dad's old 10 spend that I converted for school and I was 2-3" shorter but I hardly noticed and adapted well. I just trackstanded and never had to get off, which she can too.
Should I pass up the Langster and just keep looking for a bike that would fit her? I've wanted to build a bike for her and I have finally have the time too, but then this opportunity pops up! What should I do?