> >Thanks for the comments. I'm intrigued by the twist shifter. That may appeal to her. I'm going to
> >make a visit to the bike shop later this
> >to see what I can find for both of us. The "comfort" style road bikes
> >like they would be a good choice for both of us. They look like they
> >perform well enough and still prevent sore necks and backs. I'll look
> >the twist shifting feature. She may go for that. We've looked into
> >organized rides in our area and, after we get our "bike legs" we may do
> >of those. In the meantime we can cruise the roads around our country
> >together just to get outdoors and get some exercise. We operate an e-commerce company from home
> >and we sometimes don't leave the house for
> >at a time. Take care and thanks again.
> Depending on your local conditions you might find a 7 spd internal gear hub completely
> satisfactory though harder to find. It can also be shifted with a twist grip or push-button
> All around they'd be fitted on better machines than the LandRider's quality. There's no derailleur
> so it's less intimidating to somebody who doesn't like gear shifting. It requires somewhat less
> maintenance and they're more standard so repairs and spares would be easier acquire.
> I trust you weren't going to get the LandRider at your local bicycle shop. A good bicycle shop is
> important when starting out cycling.
> Bikes like these may be had using the Shimano Nexus 7spd.
> http://www.electrabike.com/bikes/classic/c_b_1.html http://www.breezerbikes.com/bdp-town-d.html
Thanks for the feedback. Yes, we have a very good bike shop in our area that's been in business
for 70 years and carries about 15 brands. I don't know if they sell the brands mentioned in the
links but I'm sure they will have something suitable. I'll check it out tomorrow on my way to my
store. There is also a specialty sporting goods store a couple of blocks from my store that sells
a few brands - Trek is one of them, I know, and they make a "comfort style" road bike that appeals
to me. The owner of that store is a customer of my store so perhaps I can return the favor and
become his customer.
Yes, I've abandoned the idea of the LandRider. It got 100% "not recommended" here on the newsgroup
so that's good enough for me. I think the people at the bike shop will be able to steer me in the
right direction. Thanks again.
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