I bought the wife a bike in October 2005 for a surprise birthday present. The surprise was on me as the bike sat till June this year, when she finally tried to ride it. I had to remove the suspension seat post for a non suspension so I could get seat lower. All I heard was top bar was too high, she can't step thru. Can't touch the ground with her feet while still on the saddle. Where are the brakes? Surprisingly, she hung in there. Only put about 20 miles on bike in 5 separate trips. Fell off three times. But today we went to a couple LBS and came home with a Trek Lime Lite. It's what she wants; coaster brake, nothing on the handle bars, low step thru. Hopefully she rides more and maybe someday will want more of a bike. Thank goodness I didn't spend a lot on the Oct 2005 bike, a Gravity Amsterdam FS. About one step above a Wal-Mart bike. Soon to be listed on ebay. I was watching her tool around the lot on the Trek Lime. Bike appears to start in low gear, and the speed of front wheel determines when it shifts up. Wife never went fast enough to cause a shift. Put a bottle cage on it, but the mount protrudes into her step thru space. So looks like a handle bar bag or basket is in order. Now the challenge is to get her out to ride. Having 90 degree temps right now. I who like to sleep till 9am, I'm suggesting we get on the trail at 8am for an hour to avoid the heat. Film tomorrow?