Mom's coming back to town in 2 weeks and I want to get her a bike to ride from the condo to the grocery store. Don't tell her I told you but she's over 50...so I'm asking you folks in this section for ideas. She likes the kind of vintage schwinn look ya know.
I've researched a few stores in town and online and found that Bikesdirect seems to have the best prices on relatively lower cost city bikes with racks. Rep seems mixed online but most of the mixed reviews were from years and years ago? Near perfect google rating. I looked at giantnerd and roadbikeoutlet, nashbar etc too.
I've looked at city bikes from Public, Linus and some other ones I can't remember offhand but those seem to be quite a bit more money than what looks like exactly the same bikes from Bikesdirect.
The Kensington 8 seems to be the best deal - mom could use the extra gears. Thoughts? Am I overlooking anything?
Here's the Kensington - I'm thinking the ocean color is nice. She like blue http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ensington8.htm
forgive the rambling nature, it's late and just trying to get thoughts out for consideration
Thanks for the help