I'm in the market for a new bike. For once, I've finally saved up enough money to buy not-used -- but I'm not rich, and I'm not at the point (or city) in my life where investing in a $1000+ bike is going to be possible.
Online calculators like this one
suggest that I should be looking for a 23" frame (58 or 59cm -- I need to get someone else to measure my inseam). I love the sleek clean lines of the (too-small) Electra Ticino
and the (too-pricey) Soma Bueno Vista
but I can't seem to find a mixte that's big enough that I can actually afford.
Am I stuck with a men's frame? The Giant Via 1
is the cutest I've found so far, but I don't want to give up home on a bike that I can wear skirts with unproblematically.
Please, askme, help me to find the cute, affordable, massive mixte of my dreams! Oh, and I need to be able to buy the bike in Toronto, Canada.
(Alternatively, please suggest cute, upright-riding diamond-frames. My thanks.)