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    KHS Green, Schwinn Willy, or others?

    I'm considering buying an upright commuting bike. Basically, all I"m looking for is something that can get to decent speeds, I can comfortably sit upright on a comfy seat, has a rack, chainguard, and fenders for rain.

    I'm considering the:

    KHS Green - $300 + tax

    Schwinn Willy - $~300 + tax

    Schwinn Coffee - $~250 + tax

    the coffee is only a single-speed. I've been looking for the 3 speed model, but I can't find. Thoughts? Suggestions?

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    I'm also considering getting something off of CL, like a Schwinn Collegiate, and adding a modern rack, but the prices don't seem to be that much lower, and you don't get modern cranks or brakes.

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    What part of the county are you in that Collegiate sell for that much?

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    Ride them all. If they all seem pretty comfortable, ask yourself:

    Do I need gears?
    Yes-> Green or Willy
    No-> Coffee

    Do I need 7 gears?
    Yes-> Willy
    No-> Green

    If you can make out just fine with 3 gears, I would pick the Green with its IGH. I like the look of the Schwinn though, so the Caffine 3-spd might be the way to go if you can find it.
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    Green has coaster brakes. I saw it at a LBS last year for $150. I was about to buy it until I saw the coaster brake and decided against it.
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