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Old 03-06-18, 10:37 PM
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Wife needs a cruiser

Looking to buy a cruiser for my wife. She rode a 3 speed internal and won't use anything else. Shopping is confusing because there are so many brands that I'm not familiar with, and you never know if more money equals more bike.. Could someone recommend a couple of 3 speed bikes to me in the $300-$600 range? Thanks for looking, and happy cruising!!
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Looking to buy a cruiser for my wife. She rode a 3 speed internal and won't use anything else. Shopping is confusing because there are so many brands that I'm not familiar with, and you never know if more money equals more bike.. Could someone recommend a couple of 3 speed bikes to me in the $300-$600 range? Thanks for looking, and happy cruising!!
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Are you sure your wife wants a cruiser or you think she wants a cruiser? If she wants one she should be the one going to shops with you and trying one. Having been married for 46 years my wife who is a good rider has seldom been happy with a bike I bought for her but she does love the ones she has bought. Roger
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Will definitely check out the Lux, thanks for the suggestion. Obviously I'm not buying it if she hasn't ridden it first. She wants a townie 3I, but she doesn't like any of the available colors.
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Will definitely check out the Lux, thanks for the suggestion. Obviously I'm not buying it if she hasn't ridden it first. She wants a townie 3I, but she doesn't like any of the available colors.
The Lux is an upgraded Townie, she'll like it, plus it's cuter. Same frame geometry on both bikes though.
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Will definitely check out the Lux, thanks for the suggestion. Obviously I'm not buying it if she hasn't ridden it first. She wants a townie 3I, but she doesn't like any of the available colors.
My wife's sole criteria for choosing a bike is color.
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Sitting here thinking, if your wife likes cutie pie bikes, take a look at a Nirve 3 speed.
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Sitting here thinking, if your wife likes cutie pie bikes, take a look at a Nirve 3 speed.
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Blue bike. The piping on the saddle matches the rims. That's a pretty cool detail.
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Years ago I bought my wife an Electra Amsterdam 3 spd. I enjoyed riding it more than she did.

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part of the confusion is because a lot of brand importers go to relatively few but huge companies, to gget their product made..


#1) pick a bike shop... there you get service after the sale,,that narrows down the brands too.. they have what they have..

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I would agree that your wife be with you in her selection of a new bike. If you want her to join you when riding, then she would need to be comfortable doing so. Let her try out the standard position bikes for pedal efficiency, and then let her try the pedal forward bikes that allow her to flat foot at stops. Whatever she decides, she will be enjoying the ride with you. Oops, I didn't notice this was a thread from a couple months ago. Hope she's enjoying the ride....
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