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tiny but good flat bar for the boss

infopeteinfopete Posts: 878
edited March 2015 in Road buying advice
Hi All,

back in October my wife touched my back wheel and had an awful slow speed crash. She suffered a broken wrist and a shattered elbow (both arms were rubber ducked). She now has a titanium wrist and a new titanium elbow!

Her right arm doesn't straighten and her wrist doesn't flex as much.

Her Condor saddly isn't suitable any more so she wants a new bike that is very upright so she do not put too much weight on her arms (so a short reach) and the brakes and gears are very easy to use.

We've looked at a Specialized flat bar with hydraulic disc brakes and it looks good (even if Specialized dealers do price fixing at 1400 quid).

She is 5 ft tall so needs a tiny bike.

Any suggestions?
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    I built a flat barred Planet X Pro carbon last year for a five footer - x small frame size. May be an option.

    Light, good fun, cheap in sales, make back money on buying bars and flat bar shifters by selling "old" shifters, jobs a fish.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

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  • infopeteinfopete Posts: 878
    I looked at the Planet X option but I think she will need hydraulic disc brakes given her lack of strength in her hands.
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  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,535
    Boardman Hybrid Team or Whyte Portobello in my opinion, maybe just fit a stem with a bigger angle to raise the bars a bit.

    The Spesh Sirrus probably fits the bill, is very comfortable and relaxed ride - too much 'sit up and beg' for me but that sounds like what she wants. Trouble is, its very overpriced with cheap components. The two above are a bit more racy position but still very comfortable, changing the stem should allow her to sit up a bit more though.
  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    Boardmans and Whytes tend to be quite long in the top tube though, so keep an eye on that.
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  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,561

    Only problem is it's a single speed which I doubt will appeal to the OP's better half.

    If however he fancies a build project then this might be worth considering:- ... 258d5eb8fd

    or if that's too small, maybe this:- ... 6b325330aa

    However if he's not into building up the frame then I'm sure if he talked directly to the guys at the Paul Milnes store they could quote him a price to build it up to whatever spec or price point he fancied
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