Commuting bike recommendations

Brickboy
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Commuting bike recommendations

Postby Brickboy » 25 May 2018, 4:43am

Hi all,

I'm wondering about a decent commuter for my wife. She suffers numb fingers using flatish MTB/hybrid bars and I have been thinking Dutch style, more upright might be a possibility.

Does anyone have a recommendation of a trad style bike with turned back bars, more upright riding position that doesn't weigh a ton, has decent gearing and mudguards plus won't break the bank?!!

Tall ask, I know, but thanks in advance.

Simon

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RickH
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Re: Commuting bike recommendations

Postby RickH » 25 May 2018, 3:32pm

Mrs H chose a Temple Cycles Ladies Lightweight (in mint green - I'm not sure there were other options at the time) when she wanted a bike (& she'd decided on it before I got a look in).

It is what it says on the tin (or website) - it seems well made & has the fixings for both front & rear racks should you so wish. It comes with 28mm tyres but there is plenty of clearance & I fitted 38mm Vittoria Voyager Hypers, which I had in stock, for a plusher ride (& slight weight reduction).

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Re: Commuting bike recommendations

Postby pwa » 28 May 2018, 9:53pm

RickH wrote:Mrs H chose a Temple Cycles Ladies Lightweight (in mint green - I'm not sure there were other options at the time) when she wanted a bike (& she'd decided on it before I got a look in).

It is what it says on the tin (or website) - it seems well made & has the fixings for both front & rear racks should you so wish. It comes with 28mm tyres but there is plenty of clearance & I fitted 38mm Vittoria Voyager Hypers, which I had in stock, for a plusher ride (& slight weight reduction).


Quite elegant.

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Re: Commuting bike recommendations

Postby Bonefishblues » 28 May 2018, 10:01pm