Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest
Bikes: A green one, "Ragleigh," or something.
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Originally Posted by Captain Rich
Also, don't get multiple speeds, unless absolutely necessary. There is less maintenance with single speed.
I disagree with this, unless
you think your mom needs to keep it really simple and/or you live in an area that is completely flat. If she's already familiar and comfortable with gear shifting, then a geared bike will very likely make it easier to get her bodacious heinie up what ever hills she may encounter, making the riding more enjoyable and therefore making it more likely she sticks with it. And in three years, she'll be in team kit lycra, leading 20mph pacelines on a 15-lb carbon Madone.
But seriously, all she needs right now is a bike in her size, with a really wide, cushy saddle. There's no way you need to spend more than a couple hundred bucks. Craigslist is absolutely crawling with decent cheap MTBs, cruisers and adult-style comfort bikes and whatnot.
● 1971 Grandis SL ● 1972 Lambert Grand Prix frankenbike ● 1972 Raleigh Super Course fixie ● 1972 Peugeot UE-18 Mixte ● 1980 Apollo "Legnano" ● 1982 Bianchi Limited ● 1984 Nishiki Landau ● 1984 Peugeot Vagabond ● 1985 Trek 600 ● 1985 Shogun Prairie Breaker ● 1986 Univega Nuovo Sport ● 1986 Merckx Super Corsa ● 1987 Schwinn Tempo ● 1990 Cannondale ST600 ● 1993 Raleigh Technium ● 1996 Kona Lava Dome ● And a Bike to Be Named Later ●
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