Wow you guys are awesome, thanks everyone!
She's 5'1", inside leg 30" I tink. Petite lady shaped, whatever dimensions they be!
I hear the test ride thing, just not sure how to go about getting a go. Maybe a trip to Grizedale is necessary
I built her a sweet wee Peugeot roadie and she loves it but I can't see her getting into more than about-town use on it. I think she'll end up more into MTBn, if only coz It's so fun seeing how much the weeuns buzz off it! So remit is to keep up with enthusiastic under-10s, perhaps red routes pushing the steeper or gnarlier sections in a year or two. Bearing in mind the boy doesn't seem to grow n will likely be on his new Ridgeback MX16 SS for a good 2yrs. (changed the freewheel to 22t as Ridgeback seem to think a 5yr old will get torque on a 36-16 ratio!)
Fleabay rationale is v sensible! We're able to get cyclescheme tho so all bikes at 30%off... Still couldn't convince her to go more than 500 I reckon, plus I'm hoping to lobby for a Cotic X when I've paid off the 456!