Is this bike....worth it?
I've been eyeing this white beach cruiser bike for sometime now:
and shamefully for aesthetic reasons; it's gorgeous. Wrong reason to want to splurge on a cycle, I know. But they are actually selling it for $350 at a local store.
I don't know a lot about bicycles and even less about beach cruisers, but the first thing that came to my mind was that from $750 to $350 and in addition to being new, this was indeed a deal. Only problems that I can think of are that
1 - No handbrakes, only coaster breaks. I want a handbrake as a backup because coaster breaks skid and aren't great in inclement weather or down hills.
2 - It's heavy. I'm 5'2'' and 115lbs. Enough said.
3 - I live in the New York City area, specifically the outer boroughs. Much safer here than in Manhattan, but enough said.
So this definitely means I have to purchase a bunch of locks for it and learn how to properly secure the bike. The thing is, I do not know if this bike is worth it mostly because I will only be using for riding around the neighborhood and maybe to school a couple times when the weather is great. Plus, I want some expert input on Worksman cycles and beach cruisers and their lack of caliper brakes. Please advise!
Last edited by MarieEisley; 04-16-11 at 08:08 PM.