Hi! First post here. I'm helping my partner pick out a bike. She loves the cruiser look (and the look of most vintage women's bikes and Dutch style bikes, too). We're wanting to keep the cost under $400. I'm learning more and more about bike maintenance, but am really not at a place yet to overhaul a vintage bike. So we're looking at new cruiser-style bikes, but a 3 or 7 speed--we've got some hills around here, nothing monstrous, but enough to warrant at least some gearing (and maybe at least a front hand-break?). Also, she's 5'8", so any that are tiny will not do the trick!
These are the ones we're looking at. Does anyone have knowledge of these, any advice to offer?
1. Felt Bicycles USA - Claire 1-spd & 3-spd (8992) (can get the 3-speed on clearance for $319)
2. Simple Seven W (2015) | Giant Bicycles | United States
3. Sprite | Schwinn Bicycles
Thanks very much!