Help me find the perfect ladies commuter frame

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Help me find the perfect ladies commuter frame

Postby cram » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:16 am

How hard can it be?

Looking for frame to build a ladies comfort/commuter. What I need in a frame:
- step through
- at least front suspension (and rear if possible),
- internal hub gears (nuvinci 380) without chain tensioner (i.e. sliding/horizontal drop-outs)
- 700c wheel spacing.
- front and rear disc brakes.

Will also become electric with a mid mount kit.

She is currently riding a Reisse and Muller e-bike but it is a large and she could use a small. And she wants to go faster than the Bosch allows (yes I know I can mod the Bosch - may still go down that route)...

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Re: Help me find the perfect ladies commuter frame

Postby find_bruce » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:26 am

Not possible to have both rear suspension & no chain tensioner - no suspension has a perfect arc around the bottom bracket

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Re: Help me find the perfect ladies commuter frame

Postby Velt » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:34 am

Why do you want front suspension? She might feel faster on one without

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Re: Help me find the perfect ladies e-bike disc & suspension frame

Postby Thoglette » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:21 pm

cram wrote:- at least front suspension (and rear if possible),

Brooks B67S That's a sprung saddle. And add some fatter tyres.

cram wrote:- 700c wheel spacing.

What exactly do you mean? I'm presuming 700C with 135 rear and 100 front drop out spacing
Why do you need 700C? Especially as you need a small frame (and fat tyres). Mix these with 700C wheels and you end up with a badly compromised geometry.

cram wrote:How hard can it be?

Well, you didn't specify carbon or titanium :D

Seriously, you are asking for a fair bit. Probably the closest I can think of is a Rivendell Clem-L with a new (disc) front fork. (There are adapters to mount discs on the rear of non-disc frames if you must)

Maybe the best move would be to modify an existing e-bike, like the EARTH ui-5 or e-bikes ui-ryder, which tick most of your boxes ???
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