ladies bike with very low step through

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spider2106
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ladies bike with very low step through

Postby spider2106 » 13 Apr 2019, 1:03pm

Last year I was diagnosed with a brain tumour, and am now on a 6 session chemo regime, I have been cycling for about 45years and need to get back
cycling again, as yet I cannot lift my leg high enough to get on a mans bike, I am an experienced cycle mechanic so can sort any problems. I have tried a ladies bike but could not get my leg over the down tube which was 22inches (56mm) from the ground even though I am not short.

As a result of the tumour i cannot drive, I live in nth Glous and would be willing to pay towards P&P

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Re: ladies bike with very low step through

Postby Bonefishblues » 13 Apr 2019, 1:06pm

If you are interested in going down that route, then this lady is becoming something of a specialist:

http://www.beaumontbicycle.com/

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Re: ladies bike with very low step through

Postby PT1029 » 13 Apr 2019, 2:46pm

Dahon make a very low stem through folder which might get you mobile for short trips.
On their website :-
https://dahon.com/bikes/ciao-ei7-5/

The one on the website is electric assist and they don't seem to list a none electric one. That said, a friend has had a none electric version for some years (I think it predates any electric version), so obviously none electric ones exist even if they are not made anymore.
If buying a used Dahon folder, check the folding hinges/levers, 1/2 the ones I see have been ridden with the clamp adjusted not tight enough, so the joint always moves/flexes even when adusted to be tight.

In the 1990's when I worked in a lbs, we sold a Peugeot 3 speed very low step through (the frame in front of the BB shell was a sort of horizontal plate I guess 9" or so long), probably very rare to find though.

spider2106
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Re: ladies bike with very low step through

Postby spider2106 » 13 Apr 2019, 5:52pm

thank you for your suggestions, perhaps I should have pointed out that I only want to spend the min. possible,Ideally a bike with a very low step through but has other problems.

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Re: ladies bike with very low step through

Postby gaz » 13 Apr 2019, 6:28pm

Very low step through is already a limited market.

Try an ebay search for "dutch bikes". You can try to judge the step through height from the wheel size. A few sellers offer delivery.
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Re: ladies bike with very low step through

Postby RickH » 13 Apr 2019, 9:46pm

Decathlon do several bikes with a low step over (about level with the top of the chainring) listed under "City and Commuter Bikes" & none of them are particularly expensive.

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Re: ladies bike with very low step through

Postby cotterpins » 14 Apr 2019, 4:07pm

I have a 1948 Raleigh sport that was used at Cambridge Vernausity in the 1940/50s. [not been ridden since the lady left the University.
if you are willing to do a bit of maintenance on it you are welcome to for a nominal charitable donation!

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Re: ladies bike with very low step through

Postby spider2106 » 14 Apr 2019, 5:18pm

hello, thank you for the kind offer, please could you measure the step through height for me (from the ground to the point where I can step through) also where are you?

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Re: ladies bike with very low step through

Postby cotterpins » 14 Apr 2019, 6:31pm

the frame is a 21in and the lowest point where the down tube meets the seat tube is 17in, from ground. It has two down tubes. It weighs
a ton. like all non racing bikes in the Forties/Fifties. Who knows, purchased in 1948 it could even be pre-war . . . It's as heavy as a tank.

Pick up near Chelmsford, Essex. PM me.

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Re: ladies bike with very low step through

Postby freeflow » 14 Apr 2019, 6:36pm

Have you tried stand over mounting. Lay the bike down on its side. Put your feet either side of the top tube. Reach down and lift the bike. At a suitable point, the leg the inside the triangle steps out of the triangle so that your legs are either side of the frame. Or variation thereof.

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Re: ladies bike with very low step through

Postby spider2106 » 16 Apr 2019, 11:20am

thanks freeflow,i have tried that and it worked well.

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Re: ladies bike with very low step through

Postby anniesboy » 20 Apr 2019, 3:20pm