Old 03-29-12, 10:32 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Plymouth, Northern CA
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Bikes: 1970 Schwinn Ladies Collegiate 5-spd, 1970 Schwinn Ladies Suburban 5-spd, 1971 Raleigh Ladies Sports 3-spd, 1955 Schwinn Ladies Lightweight 3-spd, 1958 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, 2012 Electra Amsterdam Royal 8i.

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Originally Posted by Cyclepup View Post
My question to you would be...what's the terrain of your new community? If it's mostly flat then the bikes you mentioned will be fine. If you have hills then you might want to look at something with more gears than 8.

I'm 52 and have 3 bikes (so far). My all time favorite bike for running errands of any long distance (18+ miles) is my 2010 Trek Allant WSD. It has 21-gears and can get me up the hills while carrying cargo and/or towing a trailer, without me killing my knees.

So far the Allant (I call her Olive) has taken me on 30-mile errands over paved, dirt and gravel roads, and handled it very well. For all the grit and grime I put her through she is holding up beautifully.

Great looking bike! I really like the front rack, too. However, I was looking for an internally geared hub and a bike w/ a chainguard. I don't think I saw the allant anywhere, most shops had the sedona.
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