Commuting - KHS Green, Schwinn Willy, or others?
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I'm considering buying an upright commuting bike. Basically, all I"m looking for is something that can get to decent speeds, I can comfortably sit upright on a comfy seat, has a rack, chainguard, and fenders for rain.
I'm considering the:
KHS Green - $300 + tax
Schwinn Willy - $~300 + tax
Schwinn Coffee - $~250 + tax
the coffee is only a single-speed. I've been looking for the 3 speed model, but I can't find. Thoughts? Suggestions?
I'm also considering getting something off of CL, like a Schwinn Collegiate, and adding a modern rack, but the prices don't seem to be that much lower, and you don't get modern cranks or brakes.
06-24-09, 02:16 PM
What part of the county are you in that Collegiate sell for that much?
Ride them all. If they all seem pretty comfortable, ask yourself:
Do I need gears?
Yes-> Green or Willy
Do I need 7 gears?
If you can make out just fine with 3 gears, I would pick the Green with its IGH. I like the look of the Schwinn though, so the Caffine 3-spd might be the way to go if you can find it.
06-24-09, 03:45 PM
Green has coaster brakes. I saw it at a LBS last year for $150. I was about to buy it until I saw the coaster brake and decided against it.
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