I visited the 3 LBS in our town and found one that seemed interested in helping me find a bike. I tried Giant Sedona (felt too squished up even on the correct size frame) & a Giant Suede (didn't like the suspension fork & seatpost). I want to ride mostly where it's flat with some gentle hills. We do have some strong winds in spring so decided on a cruiser, 7 speed, the Giant Simple 7. I might want to run errands or make a short commute in the future. I have no interest in speed, just enjoyment. Well, ordered the bike the 2nd week of April. No bike yet. Whenever I call to check, they say, oh, maybe a couple more weeks. I finally talked to the owner last Friday and he said the color of the bike was the holdup. So I changed my order to black (available now). It was supposed to come in Monday. Still no bike. I called this morning. They said "we'll let ___ know that you called. Haven't you been waiting for months, ha, ha?"
Should I give up and cancel my order? I could drive an hour or two to Sedona or Flagstaff to look for a bike that's available now. The other 2 LBS didn't offer to order a bike for me at all. I have the cash, just want a bike that feels comfy without suspension fork.
The only other bike I felt comfortable on (not squished up) was my old Schwinn Suburban Tourist which unfortunately I no longer have.