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Need an inexpensive cruiser for wife

Old 02-14-15, 10:03 PM
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Need an inexpensive cruiser for wife

I need to buy an inexpensive cruiser for my wife.
Any recommendations on a reliable, inexpensive brand ????
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Old 02-14-15, 11:55 PM
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i sell del sol's, they seem to be a little bit better than the sun's i sell as well considering they are about the same price point.
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Old 02-15-15, 09:00 AM
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Spoilt for choice at Wal mart!
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Or get a pair of these...
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Old 02-15-15, 04:59 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. I have looked at Suns and Schwinns.
Can't find any del sols nearby.
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Old 03-05-15, 06:28 PM
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I've been happy with my Kent Del Rio:

www.bigboxbikes.com ? View topic - KENT DEL RIO BEACH CRUISER..

However, they no longer spec them with linear pull brakes and I think the stock brakes are a requirement to replace even if you don't load yours with groceries like me...
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Old 03-09-15, 07:42 PM
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Big problem that limits choices is::::


It has to have COASTER brakes.

Any suggestions out therer ???
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Old 03-09-15, 08:30 PM
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I'd encourage trying out a bike without coaster brakes. If an 8 yr old kid can master hand brakes in an afternoon, your wife can do it too. Upright is ok, or if you do drops, also consider interrupter brakes.

I think there are a few 3 speed coaster brake bikes, if you hunt, or perhaps build your own.

However, are you planning on riding with your wife? For more than a mile? When I was younger, we did the occasional 50 to 100 mile rides with my mother. She was always a little weaker than my father, and perhaps even weaker than the kids. It became obvious that it didn't work for her to ride a "junker" while everyone else rode nice racing bikes.
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Old 03-11-15, 08:12 AM
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If you are a little mechanical, find a used Schwinn or Raliegh here are 3 bikes my wife rides, 2 are single speeds one is a 10 speed
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Old 03-18-15, 08:58 PM
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Wow, nice looking bikes. We're going to test ride the Electra Townie this weekend.
They're pricie, but the big seat and low riding position may work ???
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Old 04-03-15, 03:59 PM
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My wife just got a townie, and loves it. She was concerned about gears, and handbrakes, but figured it out pretty quick.
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my wife needs the most beautiful and comfortable bike
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Old 06-28-20, 07:11 AM
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Mark then take her out to try bikes and ride them. I can almost promise if you pick one she will not like or ride it. Roger
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