@suoman was having real issues with her 100 quid department store bike so I decided to chip in and get her something better especially after hearing how nice it would be to own a racing-style-not-so-heavy-bike.
I had a think and came up with a budget (< 120 GBP total) for her new ride. In addition to being as cheap as possible while being a decent bike, this new bike need to: - have better brakes than current bike - be more easily maintainable than current bike - be more lightweight than current bike - mount a rack for carrying panniers - look cooler - be more fun to ride
|Head Tube Angle||71.5|
|Seat Tube (C-T)||470|
|Seat Tube Angle||76|
|Top Tube (Effective)||508|
I had to make a few additions and replacements to the base:
She likes it, brilliant!