Subject: need advice about cruisers or flat foot bikes. I am a 63 year old man and have realized that I now need a step thru frame after hip replacement surgery. I also need to sit more upright due to arthritis in my neck. I've had road bikes with drop bars for years. I am a recreational rider. I bought a women's step through frame but find that the geometry of the frame is too compressed. I may need to get a longer stem and/or straight bars instead of the bars that slant back. Or maybe rather than make adjustments to this new bike that I can return, I should consider a different bike I've just learned that flat foot bikes exist. Any thoughts?