actually, it has nothing to do with it looking or being "retro". it has all to do with the colour! she's being very picky. she wanted a white, silver or maybe a pink bike. she loves my wife's bike but there's no chance my wife would give that up! nor would i let her!
she's passed up quite a few nicely spec'd and in my opinion, nice looking bikes solely because of the colour. and they're not as easy to find given the size she needs. only reason she's even considering taking this bike is because of the price i negotiated and the fact i was the one who did all the leg work and picked up the bike. if she didn't want it, i was going to keep it and give it to the missus, even if she didn't want/need it!
case in point. at the present moment she's content with the bike, but she mentioned she didn't reallly like the colour of the front fork. i have another set of project 2 forks in black and said i could swap the fork, but she saw there was a yellow "joe murray" decal on it and said no just because of that.
i threw up my hands and gave up. i refuse to deface a perfectly nice set of p2 with the original decal on it because of that.