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Old 06-20-16, 09:45 AM
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Let's see what you have your better half riding.

I don't know about you, but setting up the missus with a nice machine definitely helped take the sting out of my last 2 acquisitions. This type of thread has probably happened already but show us what your partner is riding...my wife loves her early 90s Bianchi Alfana and has nothing but positive vibes towards my vintage herd... for now.
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Old 06-20-16, 10:01 AM
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These are my better half's rides:

1992 Diamond Back Ascent EX, 2000 Diamond Back Wildwood, 2006 Fuji Finest 1.0 and 2011 Fuji Cross 3.0
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Old 06-20-16, 10:29 AM
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I resent the implication that I have her riding this, it is what she chose completely on her own, right down to the seat, bar tape and cable housings! Only input I had was the rack and bags, because she ordered the same thing I did...

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Old 06-20-16, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
I resent the implication that I have her riding this

This. My wife rides a CAAD10, Surly Crosscheck, and a Trek Cali 29er, all of which she researched and picked out on her own since she happens to be both a cyclist AND a woman (gasp!)
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Old 06-20-16, 10:53 AM
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I know, I know, terrible photo, wrong side of bike, too far away, etc, etc.
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Old 06-20-16, 10:58 AM
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The wife's ride:



I've been known to spin it...it does wheelies really easily for some reason.

She only likes trails. She approves all purchases anyway, so technically she could have whatever she wanted. To her, that's the perfect bike.
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Old 06-20-16, 11:07 AM
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My wife has a Trek Belleville. It is going to be replaced with a Tomii step through sometime in the future. She also has a Centurion Accordo she bought new in 87

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Old 06-20-16, 11:19 AM
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Old 06-20-16, 11:37 AM
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I talked her into buying this in 1973. We were married in 1975.
[IMG]Raliegh DS, on Flickr[/IMG]

In the late 90's we bought her this because the brakes on the above bike were not great. They are better now but... here is the one she like to ride the most.

[IMG]REI Novara Aspen, on Flickr[/IMG]

Then there is this:
[IMG]1994 Burley Duet in the raw, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 06-20-16, 11:46 AM
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My wife rides an early 90s Bianchi Forte, in black, her favorite color.
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My (easily) better half's 1987 Miyata Two-Ten.

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Old 06-20-16, 12:23 PM
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My wife got this Trek 7.3 FX on craigslist. I put on a BB-mounted dynamo and this headlight on it. Since the pictures, I have added a rear rack and a tail light.

It's a really nice bike. To me, it's a road bike with flat bars. The rider is not very bent over but not very upright, either. You can do just about anything on this bike.





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Old 06-20-16, 12:27 PM
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@whatwolf built this bike and sold it to my wife. It has a 2x10 drivetrain. It's my wife's first bike with brifters, and she took to them immediately. Since the pictures, I have changed the tires and the saddle and installed an antique bottle dynamo on the rear wheel and a headlight. Obviously, the bike has pedals now, too.

It's a damned nice bike. It's so nice that I'm envious.

She ran into a problem a couple of weeks ago when we had heavy crosswinds. She got blown about quite a bit because she and the bike are so light. The Citi Bike clunkers are better for heavy winds, as they weigh around 50 pounds.

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Old 06-20-16, 12:31 PM
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What else but a Centurion Ironman. Hopefully brifters coming soon. It was mine but too small so I gave it to her. In her first and only triathlon last year she averaged 18 mph. She was smoldering and she's smoking hot too. She also has a cool looking schwinn hybrid, but we use it for guest now.
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The wife's Centurion, pretty small frame with 650C wheels and all original Shimano Exage Sport components.

Her first geared road bike as an adult. She still has a single speed Surly and now a Benotto mixte, but she puts more miles on this Centurion than any other bike.

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My wife with the '87 Cannondale Black Lightning that she asked me to build up for her a couple of months ago. She is still getting accustomed to the feel of a road bike but she is getting much more adept every time she rides it. She was really flying on it yesterday and now I know that she has been bitten by the bug. She uses her Giant hybrid daily to commute to school and run small errands.

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1985ish unknown Centurion.


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This is a start....

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No serious riding. But, she has her dressed vintage Raleigh Twenty and Huffy Kathy Ireland. Check out the original 'Rumble' saddle - LOL. I'm planning to motorize it.... ahemm, that be the rear wheel.



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Here's the Twenty adjusted for me ~










And sometimes this ~



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My wife hasn't ridden a bike for years due to ill health, but I have 2 granddaughters living nearby: For $75, I made an interesting find at a bike co-op our church operates. It was filthy dirty, and in pieces but I was drawn by the aluminum chain guard. I cleaned it up and it was a 50's or 60's era, Swiss City Bike. Hi-ten framed, 5 spd freewheel, Weinmann SS fenders, good continental tires on Weinmann alloy rims. The cottered crank was rusted and worn out, but I found an alloy cottered crank and added the Schwinn generator light set and Brooks B-72 saddle.

The bike was intended for #2 granddaughter, shown here with my son Jeremy trying to make his 6' match her 5'1". She starts U of O this Fall. Unfortunately, bike was to big for her, so big(er) sister Rosemary of the OSU, took it to replace her recently stolen Raleigh Retroglide. Hope I didn't make it so pretty it attracts another thief. Don
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My sister has the twin to this purchased new in 1972, she and my B-I-L were married in 1972.

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My wife alternates between these.... I've completely rebuilt the Trek and the Schwiin I built from an Ebay frame. I have since put the original rigid fork back on the trek and added a rear rack and fenders, She rides it to work when the weather is cooler, sometimes when it's downright cold. She calls the Giant her "Wizard of Oz bike".

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Oh, right, the tandem. 2002 Burly Zydeco which we started riding last month. I love it. She hasn't decided yet.

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