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Old 04-24-14, 07:45 PM
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Let's see your wife's or your (SO's ) Bike.

Mine's a strictly casual cyclist , She wanted comfort. Index shifting was on the list also, and fat tires.




Let's see what you got for your wife or SO.
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Old 04-24-14, 08:37 PM
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What stem is that? It looks like a mountain bike stem, but the ones I've seen don't go up that high. I like the bike!
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Old 04-24-14, 09:48 PM
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This is my wife's 1991 Schwinn Woodlands, fresh from a major overhaul and thorough cleaning.
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Old 04-24-14, 09:53 PM
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Bianchi Grizzly and Bianchi Axis

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Old 04-24-14, 09:55 PM
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My wife's '91 Klein Kirsten. Gary Klein designed this model for his own wife (Kirsten) who was pretty small. We bought it new in '92, it's very light and quick and my wife loves it. It really got her to enjoy cycling.


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Old 04-24-14, 10:15 PM
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Painted by yours truly.

Has about 5 miles on it.

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Old 04-24-14, 10:31 PM
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Just got this for her.

Its been around the block so far...
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Old 04-24-14, 11:03 PM
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My wife's Peugeot UE19 Supersport, refitted with 700c wheels and Conti touring tyres, generator hub, Sachs drivetrain parts, triple crank, Brooks saddle, and a new stem and bars to make it a comfortable townie... I also built the rear rack to handle a Carradice shopping bag and bought her a Carradice saddle bag to match.



Her 1974 Raleigh 20... it was a gift while we were dating and is her favourite bike.



Her daily driver is a 2007 Breezer Uptown 8... all kitted out for winter riding here.

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Painted by yours truly.

Has about 5 miles on it.


That looks fantastic.
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Old 04-24-14, 11:41 PM
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I built it with a mix of parts but it all works great. 8 speed Sora brifters, DA brake calipers, FD and front hub. I built the wheels with Sun CR-18 rims because she said they had to be "shiny". That was her only request besides, "I have to have a Celeste Bianchi." I searched for some time and lucked out to find one in her size.

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Here is my SO's bike.














A true weight weenie.
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Old 04-25-14, 01:29 AM
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nothing to add yet, but had a funny conversation the other day, when SWMBO spotted a happy couple on a tandem.

"have you ever rode a tandem?"

"no dear, but it might be fun..."

At this point I was obviously speccing the latest and greatest in tandemming for the ultimate n+1. Just when I decided on a titanium, rando barred 650b Bilenky with Campy Athena my musings were interrupted.

"I don't think we'd work on a tandem. Better to have a bike each."

"yeah, we're both way too stubborn to decide who gets to be the captain"

"don't tell me what to think."
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Old 04-25-14, 05:27 AM
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I built this for my wife in 2012 after finding the NOS frame hanging in our shop, she loves it & rides it often,

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Old 04-25-14, 06:23 AM
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The Miyata has different wraps, saddle, and rubber now. Recently purchased a Brompton which is now her commuter bike.

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Old 04-25-14, 06:29 AM
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I'm surprised I've never taken pix of my wife's bike.

I wanted so much to build her a cool "vintage" bike. Something nifty, unique, quality and special for her. I wanted her to enjoy cycling as much as I do, and have her come along with me.

We soon figured out she didn't lust after "vintage" bikes- First thing she wanted was an Electra "Betty." She actually had that as her desktop picture. We went all over southeastern WI looking for one of those- I think we had to drive to Madison to find one. She rode it up and down the street and decided she hated the way she felt on it- although it was the cutest thing evAr. Then we found a flat black Trek 7.1- it had been the previous year's model. We got her a flat black rack and flat black bottle cage and a black handlebar bag. She calls it her "Bat Bike."

She thinks her bike is way cool, but she doesn't ride as often as I'd like her to. Earlier this month I got her some pink spoke lights- She's never out at night, but maybe she'll dig them if we ride the Elroy/Sparta trail and turn on her spoke lights in the tunnels.

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The Miyata has different wraps, saddle, and rubber now. Recently purchased a Brompton which is now her commuter bike.

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Damn, that's a cool bike and a really cool picture!
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Old 04-25-14, 07:18 AM
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This is my wifes custom built Seven. It was built around 24 x 1 tires like a Terry uses on the front. She is a about 5 foot 1 inch and has never had a bike fit her well. She rides 2500+ miles a year you it was worth the expense. She also has a custom Bike Friday for riding around town and to the store, bank, etc. Roger
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The SO's Fuji Royale II mixte with a grab-bag of parts on it from the previous owner.

Found cheap and brought into riding condition. Her main requirement was gold tape (and now a gold bell) to match the gold rims. I decided new levers were in order.

If I could only source some gold anodized box-section rims to build her a set of wheels with stainless spokes rather than the galvanized/rusty mess on there now. (Preferably less than 400 dollars: Vintage Mavic or 7 236gr Gold Anodized 700c Tubular Rim 32 Holes 1pair | eBay)

She recently got a new job close to home and is now commuting on it daily. I am very proud and itching to build her another ride.

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First one we rode together with. She bought it new 2 years before we were married.


When I purchased my mountain bike, she had to have one too.


Her most recent ride choice
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Re-painted 1990 Bridgestone RB1 with Campy 10sp

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Something blue,


Something new,



Something BD to you.


And some proof.
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Only rides the tandem

My SO (wife) never rode till we got our tandem now rides over 1,000 each year, we are shooting for 1,400 this year.
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Old 04-25-14, 08:52 AM
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My wife's favorite ride, all 531; we did a lot of touring with it:

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@Paul J Nice goal!
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Would have never thought to put this together without her ideas.
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