Spend most my time here on BFSSFG but I've got one that's general bike related. I'm teamed up with a few students at Carnegie Mellon University to design a Bike Sharing Program.
The current bit of research I'm doing centers around the bike itself. I'd like to probe for some ideas of manufacturers and bike models that work well as a low-maintenance, one-size fits all, safe and cheap bicycle choice for a community bike program.
Some of the obvious traits for such a bike are things like a single speed, cruiser/comfort frame, and such. Any suggestions on manufacturers?