This is a two parter. I'll start with the slightly more complicated one. My fiancee when she was a kid took a tumble over the handle bars because she squeezed the front brakes too hard. In the 6 years I've been with her I haven't seen her ride a bike once. She's 25 now. I don't know how long its been. i'm almost worried I might have to reteach her how to ride a bike. But since then she won't even consider riding a bike unless it has coaster brakes. She'd basically be riding it for leisure purposes on flat road. I want us to get more excersise, but we aren't going nuts. It's probably going to start with just bike rides to get breakfast down the road. So any suggestions on specific bikes I should check out?
Second part. I personally haven't ridden a bike in probably 7-8 years either. I used to split my time between a mountain bike(cause it was the cool bike to ride) and a road bike. I remember that the road bike wasn't exactly comfortable to ride being so hunched over, and although it the mountain bike was comfortable, I feel like I'm a little too grown up to be riding a mountain bike simply cause I think it looks cool. I won't bike going off trail or anything. So like my fiancee I'm looking for a bike good for riding around town. I want it to be functional, but i don't need a heck of alot of bells and whistles. And I'm fine with normal hand brakes. What type of bike do people in my aisle generally look for?
Any suggestions will do!