I have had some emails asking what should you look for when buying a bike. Most of us haven’t rode a bike in well 10 years, or maybe 20. Leo’s grandma got back on a bike and rode all day at Venice Beach, and she’s 72, I was impressed ! So getting back on a bike isn’t always so easy. And we sometimes make the wrong choice when purchasing a bike. l I purchased three bikes this last year and realized all I needed was the jenny-7-speed- Schwinn. I bought a cool beach cruiser and gave it away to my daughter. Then another beach cruiser and sold it at a garage sale. I love beach cruisers and everyone rides them at the California beaches but I needed speeds when I was on a long bike ride. I love the lunus bikes but they are out of my price range, and of course the new beg bicycles wow, beautiful . I made a list below for bike must haves .
1.must have a removable basket, for everything .
2.must have a bell, to ring on the busy bike trails.
3.must have a least 5 speeds, I have 7 but 5 is good. 10 to 21 for lots of hills.
4.must have a comfortable seat, do I need to say more ?
5.must have a back rack, I put my camera bag here.
6.you must have canvas shoes, heels and bikes don’t mix.
I recommend the Hybrid – Schwinn – 21 speed – Aluminum. This is the replacement for the bike I have and I love it. It’s cool enough for the California beaches and light enough to put on my bike rack , and I like the retro styling.
Hybrid – Kent – 21 speed – Aluminum