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Forum: Commuting
10-14-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

You probably donít want a comfort bike. My...

You probably donít want a comfort bike. My observations of them is that they tend to have very high front ends which are not conducive to small peoplesí comfort. Your hands are just too high up to...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

So what is your budget? I think you...

So what is your budget?



I think you are living with some misconceptions about aluminum that rise from the silly "steel is real" fallacy. I'm a 220 lb male who is far harder on his stuff than...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

Would you willingly ride a 46 lb bike for much...

Would you willingly ride a 46 lb bike for much more than a couple of miles to the store and back? Most people wouldn't no matter where they live. People in The Netherlands have lighterweight bikes...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-17, 07:16 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

Money. Mouth. Put it. Assuming that you...

Money. Mouth. Put it.

Assuming that you aren't a 100 lb, less than 5' tall woman, I suggest to try an experiment. Go and find a bike that weighs 40% of your body weight. Make sure that a...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-17, 07:04 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

Your links don't work. And, while you can...

Your links don't work.

And, while you can get a "never-ridden vintage bike" that looks like the Terry, I doubt you'll find anything that is built like the Terry in vintage bikes. They didn't...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

The Terry Symmetry I linked to is not a "Chinese...

The Terry Symmetry I linked to is not a "Chinese copy" anymore than any other company's bikes with frames made in China are "Chinese copies". You are just trying to run down what is a pretty good...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

That's still a significant weight difference,...

That's still a significant weight difference, especially when considering a bike for a smaller rider. Add in all steel parts and there is simply no way that a bike with an 8 lb frame and, as I said...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-17, 11:23 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

Fit issues for someone of average...

Fit issues for someone of average height...assuming you are a female...are very different from fit issues that people on the end of the Gaussian curve experience. You, like me, can go to a bike shop...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-17, 11:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

You really hate the Terry don't you? ...

You really hate the Terry don't you?

Remember my wife has one. I do know a little bit about it. It is not a "racing bike" any more than the Peugeot M46 you like so much was (or is) a "racing...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

Good find. That seems a bit tall for someone...

Good find. That seems a bit tall for someone 4'9" however. My 5' tall wife with long legs fits nicely on a 650C 44cm Terry with a standover height of 696mm. The Felt's 700C wheels give it a...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

You are 6" taller than thetiniestbike which...

You are 6" taller than thetiniestbike which changes things a lot.

However, with respect to the bike in post 31, I'm still not buying that the Peugeot that Barabaika posted weighs 24 lbs. There is...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

More like a smack down. I have nearly...

More like a smack down.



I have nearly 20,000 (mostly) commuting miles on a "plastic" fork over the last decade and I weigh more than a 4'11" person of any gender weighs. I put a lot more...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

The additional information is helpful. You are...

The additional information is helpful. You are talking about mountain bike frames not road bike frames. No wonder you can't stand flat footed on a 21" mountain bike. That's a very large frame ...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-17, 07:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

What you are describing isn't even remotely...

What you are describing isn't even remotely related to the problems petite people have with standover. You "sit" on the top tube because you want to. Too many petite people are placed on bikes that...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

Both.

Both.
Forum: Commuting
05-03-17, 05:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

Sorry but a 29er is about the worst bike you...

Sorry but a 29er is about the worst bike you could suggest for the tiniestbike. First there's the issue of the bike standing 2 inches taller than a "normal" 700C if you use mountain bike tires. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

If they had my wife's size, I'd buy another one. ...

If they had my wife's size, I'd buy another one. Hers was stolen about a year ago. Luckily we had another one...and really good home owners insurance.
Forum: Commuting
05-03-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

Frankly, I would counsel against a mixte. It...

Frankly, I would counsel against a mixte. It seems like a good idea but the effective top tube is longer on many of them than a "normal" bike. The video that blackieoneshot linked to gives the...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,466
Posted By cyccommute

I have no idea how tall you are but riding a...

I have no idea how tall you are but riding a frame that you have to "half sit on the top tube" indicates a frame that is far too large for you. The problem isn't just standover...which is far more...
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