which vintage style bike?

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which vintage style bike?

Postby PolkaDot » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:14 pm

I've been looking for a vintage style bike but have no idea how much to spend or whats right for me.

Requirements:
road bike to take out on weekends to the park or down to the shops. Something thats comfortable, easy to ride, reliable and I can ride while wearing a dress.
I'm 165cm tall and fairly light so prefer a bike that I can handle easily and isnt too heavy. I understand that weight comes with the territory through.

Budget:
up to $900 - but should i spend that much or can i get away with a $500 bike?

So far Ive had a test ride on:
lekker double dutch - https://lekkerbikes.com.au/shop/double-dutch-cream/ - too heavy to handle
Metropolitan bikes dutchie - http://www.metropolitanbikes.com.au/sho ... ch-city-89 - found the frame too large and they only make one size
papillionaire sommer - http://www.papillionaire.com.au/ourbikes/ - uncomfortable saddle and just didnt feel right
Viva Juliett - link below - fell in love. It was at the upper end of my budget ($1099 - salesman brought it down to $800 if i bought the store model) and I decided to look around some more.

Here are the ones I'm considering at the moment but I'm open to any other suggestions:
http://www.urbanbicycles.com.au/product ... lverstone/
http://www.velosophy.bikeit.com.au/bicy ... /102105454
http://www.bikes.com.au/p/8485545/xds-n ... adies.html
http://www.italianbicycles.com.au/vinta ... cycle.html
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by BNA » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:07 am

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Re: which vintage style bike?

Postby TDC » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:07 am

easy - Viva Juliett. the one you "fell in love" with. Go with what you feel.
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