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Hi chaps,

I'm after an entry level road bike that'll get me going. Hoping not to spend too much £300ish tops but depends on the bike, I suppose! I'm 5'10'' and female - I'd prefer a WSD but am happy to adjust seat/stem on a unisex bike if I take a great interest in the hobby.
Notts would be ideal but Derby/Leicester is possible ...or post  1

Thanks,
Alice

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stefness [2 posts] 2 years ago
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Hi Alice,

I don't have a bike for you but I saw your post and I just wanted to say that the only womens specific piece of kit you really need is a saddle, the rest is all fine to use. You may find you have narrower shoulders than a man of the same height so you may want to swap out your handlebars at some point if they are wide enough to bother you but other than that it's all good to use. The only womens specific thing I have had on my bikes is a saddle, and now that I have an Adamo, not even the saddle is womens specific. The reason why I wanted to get in touch is because ladies bikes tend to have lower spec stuff on them and are made for teeny tiny women - apparently we don't grow much over 5'5!

Sorry for the unsolicited advice, hope you find what you're looking for  1

Best of luck

Stephanie

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nomelette [3 posts] 2 years ago
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Hi Stephanie,

Thanks for your help, after some trial and error I found a saddle that agrees with me and I love it which is great - I use it on my commute.

I recently tried sitting on a few bikes in my LBS (that I really can't afford currently!) but apparently the ladies bikes fit me better. Perhaps it was just salesman talk haha and I think as a beginner, subtle geometries aren't going to affect my rides too much but I thought it was worth putting in the ad just in case but it's not something that's too important whatsoever. Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned it!

Thanks again for your help and jealous of your nice fitting bike!  1
Alice

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Simon.R [21 posts] 2 years ago
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perhaps something to suit for sale on our club forum

http://www.stneotscyclingclub.info/forum/4-buying-and-selling/5217-scott...

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nomelette [3 posts] 2 years ago
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Hi Simon, thanks for the help - I don't think I can post on the forum annoyingly, the bike looks great - just a shame there's no information on the model or the frame size! After a bit of crude googling it looks like a scott contessa speedster 25 2010 ...but it would be nice to be sureto have an idea of the groupet and gizmos and that  1

Cheers,
Alice

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Simon.R [21 posts] 2 years ago
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Alice - I've spoken to the person selling it (our club in-house mechanic) and he'll be happy to talk you through all the spec etc - call Terry on 07535 946950

cheers

Simon

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nomelette [3 posts] 2 years ago
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I should be picking it up next week! So thanks Simon for your help  1

So excited about it haha