My husband has always been really into bike riding and it has been his big goal in life to get his whole family into riding as well. Lately, we have been trying to ride more in general and as a family. I’ve had a Gary Fisher mountain bike for the last 12 years, but I’m not a mountain biker (as hard as my husband may have tried). So the fit was always a little uncomfortable. So, we decided that some good old fashion cruiser bikes would be needed. I couldn’t get one without him wanting one too, so two were bought via craig’s list and ebay.
His is a 1968 Austrian made Sears, mens 3-speed and mine is a 1972 Schwinn Breeze, 3-speed womens cruiser. They are so much fun and so much more comfortable for me with a more upright riding position.
Don’t you just love all the character these two bikes have? Fortunately, the hubby is also an aspiring bike mechanic, so getting them in tip-top shape has been no problem. Now all I need is a basket to carry my things, and maybe I’ll start riding to work. Or maybe not. I’m still working on that, especially because I get off at 8pm, the darkness freaks me out a bit.