First post here but I have been lurking for several days reading this section like crazy.
The wife and I wanted to get some bikes as a form of fun exercise to lose weight. We visited a local bike shop the other day and then did some research online. (mostly here) We went back to the LBS today and ended up getting Electra Townies:
I know there a couple of people here that are not crazy about them but overall the reviews are very positive. As one person posted here "buy what you will ride" and right now these seem ideal for us as we have not ridden bikes since we were kids.
I will be reading more but I just wanted to thank all of you for all the wonderful posts that I was able to search through and read.