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Reid Vintage Ladies

Reid Vintage Ladies Questions & Answers

7-Speed Classic, 6-Speed, Singlespeed, etc...
3.4 from 36 reviews

25 questions from our users

Amarente

Amarenteasked

Hi, I'm going to buy the Reid Vintage Classic Petite 24" bike, does anyone know if it's designed for a child's seat to be on the back? Thank you in advance.

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Reid Cycles
Reid Cycles

Hello Amarente,
Unfortunately a Child Carrier / Seat will not work on the Vintage Classic Petite 24" Bike as it is not a Full size Bike. For a Child Carrier to ba able to succuessfully fit onto a bike it will need to be at least require the bike to have 26" or 700C size wheels.
Kind Regards,
Reid Cycles.


Adam

Adamasked

Vintage Ladies 7-Speed Classic

Hi, I have had this for a year, and my wife only rode it twice in that time. Trying to get it ready again for her to ride last week, i realized parts of the braking surface on the rims were peeling off in chunks. Now where and how do i get replacement for these? Front and back wheels. Could i use any road bike wheels and slap on the 7 speed cassette?

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Ruediger
Ruediger

Reid sells replacement wheelsets for $70 (you get both wheels). But there's nothing to peel off the braking surface: these surfaces are bare alloy. Anything peeling off is therefore some kind of contaminant. I'd recommend taking it into a bike shop so a mechanic can take a look in person and advise.

Additionally, the wheels on these bikes don't have cassettes; they have an older (rare now) setup called a "freewheel". Although these look like cassettes, they're not interchangeable with them. So to fit a different wheel, you would either need a wheel that could accept the freewheel from this bike, or you would need a conventional ("freehub") wheel with a 7-speed cassette. I think these rims are also wider than a typical road bike rim, to take the wider tyres these bikes use.

So, in short, my guess is that there's nothing wrong with these wheels that cleaning won't fix; and that if they ever need replacing you're better off with the Reid parts.


Joyce

Joyceasked

Hi! I'm 165cm and trying to choose between the S or L Vintage Classic Plus. Can I please check the lowest possible seat height from the floor for the L? I'm wondering if my feet would be able to reach the floor on the L-sized frame. Thanks!

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Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi,

Unfortunately this review forum is currently inactive. Please phone our North Melbourne store on 9348 9892 and the staff will help you out.

Ruediger
Ruediger

If the bike is set up correctly, your feet should not be able to touch the ground when you're on the saddle.


Rose Patnode

Rose Patnodeasked

I live in Montana, USA, do you sell overseas or can you recommend an American seller for Vintage Ladies Deluxe Bike? Thank you, Rose

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Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hello Rose,

Unfortunately at this stage we are not offering international shipping of our bikes. However we do have a large stockist network. To check our current distributors please follow this link:
http://www.reidbikes.com/reid-distributor-network/

I'm sure there will be an option near you. Sorry we couldn't be of greater assistance, if there's anything else please just let us know.
Kind regards,
Matt


Amy

Amyasked

what is the difference between the classic and the classic plus bikes?

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Reid Cycles
Lex G.Reid Cycles

Hi Amy,

The Classic Plus is simply the newest version of our ladies vintage bike in the classic range. Upgrades over the older model include stronger pannier, wider range of colours and alloy handlebars.

Both use a Shimano 7-speed system. Please note that there isn't many of the older classics available, so size and colour options are limited.

I hope this has helped! If there's anything else, please ask.
Kind regards,
Matt
The Reid Cycles Team


Amy Peters

Amy Petersasked

I've ordered the large bike, I'm worried it will be the wrong size. Esprit model.
If it can be exchanged? I am no where near a store to test one but could go test another bike to see? Thanks

1 answer
Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Amy,

We do have a returns process for customers who order items online. If your bike arrives and it is the wrong size the you should contact the customer service team who can arrange for your bike to be sent back to warehouse. They can be contacted on (03) 9329 1222.

Please do not destroy any of that packaging the bike comes with as you will need it if the bike is to be sent back to us.

If you have any further questions please feel free to call us we love to talk to customers about all things bike!

Regards,
Reid.


Lim

Limasked

Vintage Ladies 6-Speed

Hi! May I know instead of buying online, do we still get the same price at store? Thanks!

Lim

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Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Lim,

Yes the price in store is always exactly the same (unless otherwise stated for an online only promotion).

Regards,
David


Steph L

Steph Lasked

Hi! I'm 165cm tall, right on the cusp of small and large size bikes. Which do you think is the best size to get? Or does it not matter much?

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Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Steph L. Are you close enough to a store for a test ride..? That's always the best bet when on the cusp. With a bike like this though there is some leeway. How confident are you on a bike? If you're really confident I would say try the larger size, if a bit new then go the smaller. At 165cm you won't have trouble with leg clearance against the handlebars on the small frame (which is the main problem with getting a small Vintage bike) so it pretty much comes down to preference.


Nomoney

Nomoneyasked

Vintage Ladies 6-Speed Special Edition

Is this bike suitable for someone of 120kilos?

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Kasserole
Kasserole

I could be wrong, but I would say no because the tyres are so thin.

Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Nomoney,

We recommend the max rider weight for the Ladies Vintage bike is 110kg. You can certainly ride the bike over this weight but the spokes (and potential subsequent damage to the rim) will not be warrantied if anything happens. 110kg is a pretty common limit for recommendations unless you are looking at a Mountain Bike.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
David


Joanna

Joannaasked

Hi. Do they sell any of your vintage range in Tasmania?

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Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi

We do not yet have a store or distributer in Tasmania but would love to in the future. However we do ship to Tasmania. At the moment we have an offer on which is free shipping anywhere in Australia for orders over $50. This may be very useful for you.

If you have any questions about this or stock availability please call our customer service staff who can be reached during business hours on (03) 9329 1222.

Regards

Joseph
Reid Customer Service Team


monir m

monir masked

Hey I need a light bike that can be carried easily by ladies. May I know the weight of diiferent models of this bike?

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Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Monir M,

Here is the weight breakdown:
Vintage Ladies 7-Speed Classic PLUS: 15.43kgs
Vintage Ladies Deluxe: 15.08kgs
Vintage Ladies 7-Speed Lite: 14.42kgs
Vintage Classic Singlespeed: 14.85kgs

To get much lighter you would need to look at our flat bar road bikes which come in under 11kg.

How tall are you? If under 157cm you could ride the Vintage Petite http://www.reidcycles.com.au/ladies-petite-vintage-24.html which weighs 14.3kg and is a bit smaller so easier to handle.

Thanks,
David


julia lim

julia limasked

Hi how small is the vintage ladies petite sized bicycles compared to the standard small sized classic 7 speed bikes?
Also what is the weight differences?
Thanks.

1 answer
Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Julia. The Petite is designed for riders 142-157cm and will be around 1.5kg lighter. The small Classic Ladies bike is suited to riders 151cm-165cm. Regards, David


katkave

katkaveasked

Hi I am 178cm, 55 years young, with typical tall lady bad back problems. I would like to purchase a ladies vintage bike, with sprung seat to ride daily to shops in slightly hilly country town. What size and model would you recommend for me? Regards Linda

1 answer
Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Good morning Linda,
I would recommend the Classic PLUS. It is our 2015 model and perfect for what you are looking for.
We have lovely dutch vintage sprung saddles and grips to match, which are very comfortable.
Feel free to pop into our North Melbourne store and try one out for yourself.
I hope this helps?

Kind Regards

Sophie.


gusey

guseyasked

Hi,
Lookign at getting my wife one of the Ried bikes for her birthday. Is for weekend rides for exercise and leisure rides so not commuting. I take it a 7 speed is better then the single speed? What is the difference? We live in Darwin where humdiy is an issue for half the year in the build up and wet season so will this be an issue?
One bike shop has a assembly service which will use.

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Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Gusey. The 7-Speed Classic PLUS is a better bike. It has 7 gears which makes riding easier and now features upgraded stainless steel and alloy parts so it will handle the weather.


patriciatldavid

patriciatldavidasked

Hi, I would like to know what is the best to commute everyday, the 7 speed vintage bike or the deluxe? The issue is that there's a lot of hills near my house, so I don't know if this type of bike will be suitable for my situation.

Thanks

2 answers
Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi patriciatldavid. The Classic 7 speed offers a wider range of gears but the Deluxe is a higher quality bike all around (and weighs about the same). The lightest of the Vintage bikes is the 7-speed Lite http://www.reidcycles.com.au/reid-vintage-ladies-7-speed-lite.html

If you are near a store you can go for a test ride, otherwise please phone our Customer Service team (03) 9329 1222 and tell us a bit more about your riding - distance etc so we can consider your options. Thanks.

aimi arif
aimi arif

Yes. I have the same question too. Could not decide between those two.


Bikeless

Bikelessasked

I am 149cm tall. Is the small that small? And when is your shop coming to Adelaide? I was thinking of the 3 speed deluxe or 7 speed lite?

1 answer
Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Bikeless. You're at the lower limt but yes, the small will suit. As for the Adelaide store we are planning to open at the end of September. Enter your email here to get updates on opening info and deals http://www.reidcycles.com.au/adelaide


mojo

mojoasked

What are people's experience with the new lite 7 speed? And is it suitable for someone 158cm tall?

2 answers
Steve
Steve

Cheap and nasty, would not recommend

Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Mojo. The small size would suit. As for the bike - they are all SAI safety certified and come with a lifetime frame and fork warranty, 2 years on parts and a 2 week satisfaction guarantee so you can return if you don't love it. Most customers find these bikes are outstanding value.


Rachael88

Rachael88asked

Hello, I am interested in the vintage 6 speed. I want a bike that is easy to ride around. Just to the beach and peoples places etc. But i want to be able to keep up as my current bike is like a chopper bike almost but is hard to ride.
I basically want to know is this fashion over function???

1 answer
Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi, Rachael. Good question! The Reid Vintages Ladies bike has a retro look, but modern components mean that it's easy to ride. The 6-speed gives you a fairly wide range of gears so going up hills or into the wide won't be too tough. The chopper style bikes are fashion over function, but I'd describe our bikes as fashionable and functional. I hope that helps!


Miaoww

Miaowwasked

I am about 155cm tall and usually ride a 24"/60cm girl's bike. How tall is the vintage fixie? Is there a version of the vintage fixed speed bike that would suit someone of my height?

1 answer
Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Miaoww,

I assume you mean the Ladies Vintage Singlespeed? In that case we would recommend you choose the small size. This is suitable for people 152-165cm. Happy for you to come in for a test ride.

Thanks,
David


MrsJ

MrsJasked

Do these bikes have a weight limit?

1 answer
Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Kelly,

We would recommend 100kg as max.

Thanks,
David


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