Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Professional, 2002 Lemond Zurich, Folders - Strida, Merc, Dahon, Downtube, Recumbent folder
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Ooooooh. This is a hard one...
If you could eliminate the need to carry it up 4 floors, this would be an easy question. But asking an older lady who's 5' tall to carry any bike up 4 floors regularly would be unpleasant.
The most eligible candidate I can think of is the CarryMe. I think it's 16 or 17 lbs. It is only one speed.
The Strida is another possibility, although it's 21 lbs. I don't know if she wants to take that up 4 flights of stairs. Also single speed.
The ride on both these bikes also take some adjusting to due to the small wheels. Absent the stairs requirement, there would be a lot of eligible and fun bikes she could try.
Last edited by SesameCrunch; 07-02-08 at 08:34 AM.