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Does anyone make 'em anymore?

Old 06-13-24, 12:56 PM
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Does anyone make 'em anymore?

When I was a kid, my Dad had either a Western FLyer or Coast to Coast bicycle with 26" wheels that he no longer rode so I took over on it. It was a one speed and like a kid, I took the fenders, standard handlebars and chain guard off of it because that's cool man! I also mounted a set of road cycle bars upside down on it with the ends pointed forward. I named it Bones. Lots of good memories on that bike!
Anyway, now I'm an OLD man and though I have a couple of really cool bikes, I'm looking for something a bit more utilitarian. Something I can carry groceries or whatever on while riding in the upright position.
Does anyone manufacture bikes like this anymore?

And yes, I realize it's multi-speed and that's just fine as I have a few hills around me that I'll have to navigate.
I'll be keeping my eye on CL and other "junk" peddlers sites too.
Thanks for any advice.
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Old 07-16-24, 03:07 PM
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Yup, this is a great time to be shopping for an upright utility bike!

I am partial to the Priority Continuum Onyx (which would need new North Road bars for your purpose...an easy swap) and Priority Classic Plus, but some other bikes you might look into include:

Public Bikes V7
Pure City Classic Bike
Linus Roadster and Dutchi
State Bicycles City Bike
Tracer Osaka
Electra Loft
Solé Three Speed City Cruiser
Pashley Briton and Roadster (expensive, but well made and worth it)
Retrospec Beaumont (cheap, heavy and not particularly well made, but so was your Western Flyer)
Schwinn Wayfarer (ditto)

Whatever you get, you'll want to put a rear rack and Wald folding baskets on it. For groceries, that's really the best setup. Good luck!
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Old 07-16-24, 03:27 PM
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Don't forget that you can still find plenty of old Schwinns and similar vintage bikes for sale on Craigslist and the like.
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