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Old 6th July 2010   #1
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Long skirt frame/parts/tips?

What frame/parts is most suitable when building a bike for someone who gonna be ridin' with long skirt? Preferable vintage looking.

While the classic looking womens frames have a lower toptube, witch I understand is for this purpose, the toptube is still quite high.


I tend to think foldies might be the best, as the tube is way lower (or looks like it is anyway)

(note, loose cloths tend to catch onto the "quick screws")

And well, chainguard.. is there any differences? maybe how much it cover, some might over both sides of the chain?

Mudguards, well as with all other bikes, either you have them or you dont.


Anything else I might wanna think of?
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Old 6th July 2010   #2
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Skirt_guard

is what you need I think I've seen them for sale somewhere as an after market item, you need a mudguard too obviously.

Lots more stuff and idea on line.

http://roseversand.com/bike-parts/cr...=3&detail2=199

EDIT: Sorry did not read what forum this was on, forgot all about that.

Last edited by TheBrick(Tommy); 6th July 2010 at 12:41.
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Old 6th July 2010   #3
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What Tommy said. Old school dutch bikes have them made from pieces of elastic/string.
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Old 6th July 2010   #4
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Yup. Or you can get the full plastic ones that attach to the rear mudguard that will help protect against splashes and dirt.
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Old 7th July 2010   #5
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Old 7th July 2010   #6
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Don't forget to make sure it have a chainguard too.
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Old 13th July 2010   #7
bloomers
Cheapest and eaiset solution: use a clothes peg to peg the skirt up out of the way. If teh rider is worried about flashing too much leg or her bloomers, she can pull on a pair of leggings or some shorts underneath.

A peg means you can ride any type of frame at any speed you like!
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Old 13th July 2010   #8
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from the 2010 tweed run picture by ancleyacov
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Old 15th July 2010   #9
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Cheapest and eaiset solution: use a clothes peg to peg the skirt up out of the way. If teh rider is worried about flashing too much leg or her bloomers, she can pull on a pair of leggings or some shorts underneath.

A peg means you can ride any type of frame at any speed you like!
Out of the question! The bike is for a lady!

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from the 2010 tweed run picture by ancleyacov
that's some insperation!
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Old 27th July 2010   #10
Fstopqueen
If I wear a long skirt I tie a knot in it so it doesn't get caught in the wheel... dangerous :)
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Old 23rd September 2010   #11
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berlin

needed to be alert as it kept on blowing open and my sporran had a mind of its own.
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Old 23rd September 2010   #12
bigtwin
Just get them to wear a really short skirt; everyone's happy.

Unless it's yer mum or gran. In which case that's bad.
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Old 23rd September 2010   #13
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Old 23rd September 2010   #14
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The Kona Africa Bike gets my vote, and I think Nhatt thinks well of it also.

I've seen one lady paint hers pink, and it looked very elegant. Cheap for its ability, and design brief.


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Old 23rd September 2010   #15
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Indeed. Available in your friendly LBS. [spam]
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Old 23rd September 2010   #16
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It's no longer steel, the new white one will have an alu frame.

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Old 23rd September 2010   #17
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Good point Ed. If I were to buy one, I'd go for a 2008-2009 model. Its a pity they changed it.
Steel would be so much easier to repair in Africa.
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Old 23rd September 2010   #18
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Usually I'd have though so, but then those robust alu frame aren't likely to fail anytime soon.
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Old 8th February 2011   #19
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another nice crocheted skirt guard
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfarrin...n/photostream/
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Old 19th February 2011   #20
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another nice crocheted skirt guard
fixed? :)

(gotta love that bike btw)
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Old 20th February 2011   #21
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Na... Sturmey Archer hub, probably 3-speed.
fixed as in added the img tag....
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Old 20th February 2011   #22
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Soma Buena Vista mixte FTW




Cack wheels though
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Old 20th February 2011   #23
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Thou mixte is quite worthless for riding with long skirt? Sure the "toptube" is a bit lower than on the traditional diamond frame, but it still starts almost in the middle of the seattube, just this I tried to highlight in my first post.

great looking bike btw :)
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