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Old 04-17-05, 05:50 PM
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A Father's day present..Wish I had a dad I could do this for...Congratulations...It might very well perk up his life..I see like clubs of older retired guys- that is what they do with their free days...BIke down for breakfast or whatever..and best gift as mentioned earlier.. ride with him some..that is a better gift than the bike itself....
I do agree with the comment ..Comfort bikes are not all that more expensive...Comfort seems the right choice for older riders.
I have seen lots of adequate comfort bikes on sale , for under $350...
I'd get him the wide saddles, fairly high handlebars...18 gears..Best if index shifting...Maybe you have to time to assemble your own bike...and you are comfortable with this..
do please talk him into a helmet...You will not feel good should he get hurt...gloves are a good idea too..
Wish I had a Dad to do this for..If only I could. I would.
oh yah..I would put on a mirror too.
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