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    Wife needs a new bike

    I am trying to get my wife into cycling and she wants a multi-speed beach cruiser.

    She really likes the Schwinn AL3 in Teal but the only place I've seen it is Bert's Bikes

    Schwinn Classic AL 3 - Bert's Bikes and Fitness - WNY's Premier Bicycle and Fitness Retailer

    Any advice?

    I ride a Univega Alpina 604 upgraded to XTR 24 speed. I'd like something that would not frustrate her out of ever wanting to ride with me.
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    Senior Member linnefaulk's Avatar
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    I can see why she wants that bike. It reminds her of being a kid when we could ride all day long and never get tired.
    She would be better off with at least 7 speeds if she is going to try to keep up with you. Show her an Electra Townie. It also comes in a woman's version.

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    Humvee of bikes =Worksman Nightshade's Avatar
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    Do what I did for my wife. She wanted a Schwinn ladies cruiser in red/white just like the one your wife wants now. I found her one then had a 3 speed hub installed to replace the one speed and a 32 tooth front chain ring to make it super easy to find the right gear instead of the stock 50 tooth factory chain ring. She rides that bike all over town for several years now.
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

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    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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