Replacement ideas for a Gazelle Chamonix (aka the school taxi)
I have a Gazelle Chamonix which doubles as the school taxi and also the bike for riding to the station when wearing a suit. Whereas my Birdy is an effortless joy to ride, and a fast one at that, I find the Gazelle a momentous effort to cycle and to my dismay, despite putting in a lot more effort than on the Birdy, I get overtaken by everyone, even those 30 years older! The Gazelle is also giving my hamstrings jip, so I guess the geometry just doesn't suit me.
As I have a front and rear childseats fitted I'm toying with getting a step-through ie woman's bike to make dismounting more stable. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Depends if you want all the same features as the Gazelle...i.e. lights, fenders, dynamo hub, rack, etc.
Electra Townie and Breezer bikes should be on your list. If you want something faster and add your own accessories, then look for a bike with 700c tires. Lot of choices and brands. Really need to test ride a few and see if you like them or not.