Small Person Bike Advice Needed

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Feb 2013
2:12pm, 18 Feb 2013
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manda_r
I got a bianchi..
The guy in evans did comment that he didn't realise they made such small frames!
Feb 2013
2:31pm, 18 Feb 2013
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hammerite
This is Jnr's bike, he's a bit bigger than your OH, but I think something like this would do the job...... It has 700c wheels.

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Condor are based in London, so might be a good starting point. This one was second hand.
Feb 2013
9:11pm, 18 Feb 2013
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Kieren
Thanks very much for all the replies guys :)

I hadn't realised how hard it was to get wheels / tyres. This thread stopped me buying a small bike off ebay for £20 because it needed a new wheel at 600*28A

2nd hand is definately preferable due to the high theft risk in central London.

Girlfriend is not too fussed about the type of bike but I'm trying to influence a road bike so we can both go at a pace skinny whees easily give.
Mar 2013
12:48am, 12 Mar 2013
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Kieren
Thanks for all the advice - managed to source a bike.

It's a childs 1970s racer from ebay with narrow handlebars & smaller brake levers & 46cm frame. It's been converted to use mountain bike 26" wheels and has panaracer 26x1.25 tyres which I think are equivalent to 32c more or less.

It has paint chips & surface rust which is prefect from locking in London. Otherwise the frame is straight and in good condition.

Got it delivered today & girlfriend is yet to see it - hopefully there will be decent weather this weekned to try it out.

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Hello, My girlfriend is 5 feet ( 150cm ) tall & looking for a bike. Finding something that fits is...

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