I am new to this whole bike thing. It started with teaching my daughter (8years) and sone (6years) how to ride without training wheels. They both loved it so I borrowed my dads mountain bike and we start going on the bike trail..just that fast. My husband liked the idea and went and purchased a Schwinn from Walmart and a kids trailer (Schwinn Hitchhicker) from Craigslist. We all love it.
I decided I need a new bike of my own. I have been going back and forth with the type of bike I wanted and finally decided it would be best to purchase a "comfort" bike. I found a Forge on Target.com for $219 and fell in love. It's a 24inch though. The reviews were awsome but I am 5'5 and all of the reviews were from shorter women who loved it for that reason.
I was on craigslist this morning and found this for $85 and it looks pretty good but it's a 5-speed. Will this make a huge difference. I ride the American River Bike Trail and around Sacramento. We do do camping during the summer so of course I would bring my bike along for that. The ad says this is a "Ladies Schwinn cruiser".
Any advise please !