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Old 01-23-10, 05:17 PM   #1
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Which bicycle for sister?

My sister wanted a bicycle for her 22nd birthday, which was the 20th, so i owe her. I don't see her riding all that much or at least not very far. She would probably just be riding for exercise and i definitely don't see her hitting any trails, just paved roads. I was thinking of no more than $150 as a budget. Which bicycle would be the best for her?

This probably should have gone in the Recreational & Family section now that i think about it

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Old 01-23-10, 06:46 PM   #2
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It seems like you could find a nice used bike for that price. Don't give her a new $150 bike, she'll never forgive you.
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I gave my sister a used Caad9-5 for Christmas.

She loves me!

Guys at her LBS are still shaking their heads.
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Look for a nice old Raleigh (or clone) 3 speed.

My sister had a Peugeot Mixte when she was that age and quit riding it soon after. She rode my wife's bike (Raleigh Colt) at Christmas a couple of years back and commented on how simple and how much fun it was.

I was given a ladies Hercules/AMF that I am cleaning up for her.

Many women get frustrated with bikes with too many gears when all they want to do is get on and ride. My bride has a very nice GT Slipstream (basically a hybrid) with 24 gears, she would ride it occasionally. We got her a 1971 Raleigh Colt, put a wicker basket on it and she rides it almost every day when she is home. YMMV

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