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There are, in fact, "industrial" bicycles. Worksman makes them, and sells to factories. They are used for getting from one end of the production line to the other, or hauling parts or tools. As a base model they have steel rims, a single speed, and a coaster brake, though there are lots of optional upgrades. SCB

I won a Priority Classic in a contest this winter. It has not been so trouble-free as advertised - the rear wheel went seriously out of true, and the belt needed tensioning, after a few hundred miles. But other than that teething, it's been solid, and it's great to ride. It follows the format of the 3-speed Raleigh mentioned earlier but with an aluminum frame and rims, and just a coaster brake. The only question is whether it would make it up the hill with its pretty high gearing. Last year they started offering a "commuter" version with more gears and disk brakes, this year they just launched a beach cruiser version that's pretty similar to the original except it's beach cruiser shaped.
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