Ok, my wife has been asking about learning to ride a bike again after many years of not ridiing. She didn't ride much as a kid either. A while back she saw a Trek Lime and she liked it and thought it might get her riding again. She liked the automatic shifters and the back-pedal braking since shifters and hand brakes make her nervous. I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not. We have a few hills (not that big) around and she would mostly be riding to the store and back from time to time.
The other thing I have noticed is that nobody really seems to carry these much any more and a lot of manufacturers have discontinued making them. Perhaps that's a bad sign. Anyone have any thoughts on these?
Or alternative suggestions for a bike to get her going? I'd really like to find a used bike if possible since we are pretty broke. But it would have to be in nice condition of course and I will consider a new one if I can't find a really nice used one.