Newbie questions

These are bikes that work well on the road for recreational riding or trips to the store and also work for paved or well groomed bike trails, rails-to-trails and around the block.
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Re: Newbie questions

Postby dow » Thu May 12, 2016 7:03 pm

Thanks Tomcat, but I misread what she's wanting. She looked through the walmart website, and said, "I want this one."
700c Columbia Streamliner Women's Bike

And she also likes this one: 26" Schwinn Fairhaven Women's 7-Speed Cruiser Bike, Cream

Any ideas about these?
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Re: Newbie questions

Postby Tomcat65 » Thu May 12, 2016 7:19 pm

Single speed... Simple, coaster brake, Looks comfy.. Single speed bikes are going to be cheaper, but a single speed is just that.
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Re: Newbie questions

Postby dow » Thu May 12, 2016 7:40 pm

I know that this may seem like rambling, but could you take a look at this and give me your opinion? I realize that with used, I might be taking on someone else's problems, but then again, I might not.

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bik/5577246082.html
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Re: Newbie questions

Postby Tomcat65 » Thu May 12, 2016 7:57 pm

I'd be messaging that ad tonight
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Re: Newbie questions

Postby dow » Thu May 12, 2016 8:16 pm

I thought as much. Message sent. Are these the same level bikes as I've been looking at?
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Re: Newbie questions

Postby Tomcat65 » Thu May 12, 2016 8:18 pm

Probably better, hard to say. But they look really good and I'd rather have them than any of the others you've posted :D
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Re: Newbie questions

Postby dow » Thu May 12, 2016 8:23 pm

Cool. Hopefully they've still got them. Know anything about the Highland Sportwing bike rack?
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Re: Newbie questions

Postby Tomcat65 » Fri May 13, 2016 4:41 am

If it's the receiver hitch style, and you have a receiver hitch on your vehicle, you should like the fact that it doesn't have any other attachment points to painted surfaces. When you start looking for it, you can spot the cars that have had bike racks on them as you walk to your car in parking lots lol.. Hook marks on the lid, bumper marks on the back... Receiver hitch mounted racks almost eliminate the potential for body/paint damage. you just have to be careful how you load the bikes.
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Re: Newbie questions

Postby dow » Fri May 13, 2016 6:39 am

Thanks tomcat. I'm supposed to go look at the bikes after work this evening. Thanks for your help!
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Re: Newbie questions

Postby dow » Fri May 13, 2016 8:21 pm

Well, I'm now the proud owner of two used Schwinn bikes and a carrier. AND, I got the whole kit and kaboodle for$150! The men's Midmoor looks to be essentially new, while the women's Admiral needs some work. Hopefully, I can get them to the LBS in the next few days for a good going over.

Thanks so much for your help, tomcat!
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