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    Tom J.

    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?

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    Moving post to Fifty Plus Forum.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    RANS makes highly-regarded crank forward bikes. This one has a step-thru frame: http://www.ransbikes.com/Fusion_ST-N.htm

    If your new bike is just too small/compressed, it might be very difficult to make it work for you.
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    My wife has bilateral hip replacements and used to ride a Sun EZ-3 trike. It's a little heavy but really nice for people that have hip problems. She now has a racing trike because it is lighter and she got it at a very good price but a recumbent (2 or 3 wheels) is an alternative.
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    Check out Electra Townies, Breezer Town bikes, and others. Those RANS are really nice. Google "foot forward bicycles" ...

    http://www.breezerbikes.com/index.ph...es/66-uptown-8
    http://www.electrabike.com/

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