My mom got a bike today--tremble!
She's been wanting one (mainly since I got mine) and a friend who can't bike due to disabilities sold her an old barely-used Schwinn Cruiser Supreme with an enormous seat. It's a 5-speed, which was a relief to me. My mom's a total mechanical coward, and I wasn't looking forward to trying to teach her to use TWO shifters. (As it is, I suspect she will never shift gears. Ever.) I was hoping the bike shop could at least upgrade it to index shifting, but they said they had no parts that would work for anything less than a 7-speed.
It's at the bike shop now getting a tune-up--been in storage for 15 years, after all--but tomorrow I will be going to pick it up for her, and soon she will be terrorizing the bike trails!