Not joking, but have you taken a look at the bikes on Ebay that Ikea bought for all of their employees. A friend of mine got one and likes it. I think it cost her about £65. Thousands of them were bought at Christmas for all Ikea employees by the firm, and as far as I can see, most of them ended up on ebay and go for around the £65 mark. They are made by Raliegh and have a RRP of about £150 in the shops. The bike seems pretty good for the money, though it isn't a lightweight. If your wife won't be carrying it, that won't be a problem. I guess they'll last for years and give good service. This one has certainly been great right out of the box, though when I rode it, I felt a bit short of cockpit room. The gearing is quite low - as a guess I'd say the top is about 65 inches. It has about six gears I think. The lady in the picture is about the same size as your wife.
Sorry the Ikea bike is behind mine.
Ebay auction for one on at the moment. In January there were forty of them on at a time, and that went on for months.
Last edited by EvilV; 09-13-07 at 04:18 PM.