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    Just ordered a shiny new bike

    After much deliberation about maybe getting a speedy racer, I decided a touring bike would be much more useful and more suited to most of the riding I do. Heck, I might even think about doing a Jogle.

    Bit of a beardie old man's bike, but deposit is refundable if I don't like it.


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    It's got a crossbar. Call yourself a lady!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KentPhilip View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by KentPhilip View Post
    <sexistmode>
    It's got a crossbar. Call yourself a lady!
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    Can one buy men's bikes without a crossbar, or a lower one, for guys like me who'd rather not have the bother of lifting their leg over their heads each time they get on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Can one buy men's bikes without a crossbar, or a lower one, for guys like me who'd rather not have the bother of lifting their leg over their heads each time they get on?
    You could ride a ladies bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentPhilip View Post
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    Most ladies bikes have a crossbar too. Unless you go for a miss marple shopper.

    Dawes do do a ladies galaxy. Unlike the men's, where you have a choice of 3 models (Classic, Super and Ultra) and a range of sizes in those models, for ladies there is one model (Classic) and one size, which is fine if you just happen to be 55 to 58 inches tall. I'm about ten inches too big. Unfortunately it also means you have to shell out extra for a ladies saddle, but will see whether shop will do a swapsie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post
    Most ladies bikes have a crossbar too. Unless you go for a miss marple shopper.

    Dawes do do a ladies galaxy. Unlike the men's, where you have a choice of 3 models (Classic, Super and Ultra) and a range of sizes in those models, for ladies there is one model (Classic) and one size, which is fine if you just happen to be 55 to 58 inches tall. I'm about ten inches too big. Unfortunately it also means you have to shell out extra for a ladies saddle, but will see whether shop will do a swapsie.
    I was going to ask what a 'ladies saddle' was all about, but I googled it instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bless 'em all View Post
    I was going to ask what a 'ladies saddle' was all about, but I googled it instead.

    "Avoiding soft tissue damage" phnarr!!
    Our 'sit bones' are differently configured. Something to do with the need to force babies out of a gap between them I believe. Bike shops have a special memory foam pad that allows you to measure them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    ... for guys like me who'd rather not have the bother of lifting their leg over ...
    Libido a bit weak??

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentPhilip View Post
    Libido a bit weak??
    I don't mind getting my leg over, just not on a bicycle

    So reading these replies, it seems I should be looking for a Miss Marple folding mountain bike. (I also hate low handlebars)
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