This iconic frame shape was evolved to allow ladies to step through the frame when mounting and dismounting in a skirt. Yes incredibly, it is possible to ride in a skirt and in fact when this classic frame was invented, it is all women wore to ride. The frame shape lends itself to well balanced stately style, a basket up front or a rack on the rear. If vintage appeal in soft pastel tones is your passion then look no further. This will suit Sunday leisure rides as much as a Saturday trip to the shops.