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Old 10-17-12, 04:45 PM
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WTB: Ladies Road Bike

Sorry, guys. I've been here for a few months and still don't know how to post a new thread in the Classic & Vintage Sales section--so, moderators, please move this there.

Anyway, I'm wondering if anyone is trying to get rid of a woman's road bike that would fit someone around 5'7. I'm not looking for anything super expensive, super high quality, or anything like that. Just something to get the girlfriend on so maybe she'll ride with me.

Really, just looking for a decent beater. If you've got anything, PM me.

I appreciate it.
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Old 10-17-12, 06:06 PM
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Are you looking for a Mixte or stepthrough frame? Or a standard diamond frame suitable for a 5'7" woman?
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Old 10-17-12, 06:25 PM
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Ooooooh, I see.

But I really don't care. Just something that's good enough to ride without being very expensive. I almost feel like looks would be better than quality in this circumstance.
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WTB, actually I was reading the rules on the C&V Sales forum, and that is for Selling, there is nothing about requesting something. So, based on that and that I have seen several posts in the regular forum for WTB, I think that is appropriate to post here.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

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Old 10-17-12, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by JPZ66 View Post
WTB, actually I was reading the rules on the C&V Sales forum, and that is for Selling, there is nothing about requesting something. So, based on that and that I have seen several posts in the regular forum for WTB, I think that is appropriate to post here.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

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Old 10-18-12, 04:43 AM
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Dylan,

I would take a look at this bike:

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/bik/3319731042.html
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+1 Given your requirements, I would stick with local. Shipping a bike in that price range will ruin the economics, and there should be plenty of choices within driving distance (depends on how you define driving distance of course). In eastern TN, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville, and the Tri-Cities all have pretty active C/L.
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Agreed, shipping would make it impractical.
You’re talking a $175-$225 cycle, and shipping from my shop in Boston could add another $100.
You’d do best with your local craigslist.
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Thanks, guys!

mparker, thanks for the link. I remember seeing this bike in passing around the time it was posted, but never really gave it much thought as I wasn't looking for a women's at the time. I appreciate you bringing it back to my attention!
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Very, very surprised the bike listed in Knoxville is still available. Get in the car and drive!
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Very, very surprised the bike listed in Knoxville is still available. Get in the car and drive!
I jumped on it. Now that the sale is more or less "set up," the decision lies on the girlfriend's shoulders. Earlier today she told me to heck with bikes and that she'll never ride, but she may have had a change of heart. Looks like I was right that appearance would be key--she wants to see pictures; they should be on the way.
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