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    Default Building a bike for my wife

    So my wife's derailleur exploded yesterday.

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    I think the hanger was a bit bent and the derailleur was a little close to the wheel - when she downshifted it hit the wheel, broke a few spokes, and now we have what you see here. I have long disliked her bike - the build quality on the Linus is mediocre at best.

    I want to build a bike for her with similar geometry but a better frame. Her bike is a Linus Roadster. Suggestions? I think the geometry on the Linus is pretty standard, then it has the swept back handlebars. But they don't list the specs online - I may just have to go measure it.

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    I like(d) my other Surlys (Karate Monkey, Cross Check, and Steamroller). They're a little heavy, but not too expensive. I've never seen one in person, but have you checked out the Bridge Club? It's one I'd consider if I was looking for a decent city bike.


    https://surlybikes.com/bikes/bridge_club


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    I think I came across the Bridge Club at almost exactly the moment you were typing this post. I have another browser window open to the frame geometry right now

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