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Old 04-11-14, 07:41 PM   #1
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Looking for lightweight foot brake bike

I live in a condo on the second floor, and need to carry a bike up and down the stairs. I'm looking for the lightest women's foot brake bike that's available. Either single speed or 3 speed. Cost under $600. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 04-14-14, 10:15 AM   #2
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I live in a condo on the second floor, and need to carry a bike up and down the stairs. I'm looking for the lightest women's foot brake bike that's available. Either single speed or 3 speed. Cost under $600. Anyone have any suggestions?
Maybe something like a Dahon Boardwalk 1? You could have a 3 speed coaster brake hub laced in. It weighs around 28#, not super lightweight but about what you are going to find in that price range, folder or full size.

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I am not affiliated with this company, but they have a good rep. Looks like a good selection of aluminum (light) cruisers.

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some people might turn it down being a walmart bike, but each time a see a woman's next lajolla (not the kent lajolla, seems odd they'd sell two bikes with the same name), i consider buying it just because of how light they are. i'm not sure if they're still sold new though.
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They don't publish weights... I would be willing to wager they are in the 30# range...

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Hand made in California , using expensive light weight steel tube ,

a step thru : http://www.ingliscycles.com/retro_step_through.php

so if a cruiser style bike of light weight is really what you want and are willing to pay what it costs

someone to make it un the USA, you and he can talk to each other about making a perfect bike, just for you..

if the budget is only $600, maybe a stripped down Asian made Felt will do Claire - Felt Bicycles
http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/2014...pd/Claire.aspx

frame is aluminum

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They don't publish weights... I would be willing to wager they are in the 30# range...

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Yep, that's one of the bikes I was looking at, a Firmstrong Urban, and it weighs 38 lbs.
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I'd say get a frame you like with horizontal dropouts and build a coaster wheel to fit it. It'd be so much cheaper than $600. See if there's a local co-op to help you...
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I like my Trek with 3spd,
but ether way its gunna suck lifting a bike up stairs after a ride

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