Hi H/A! I need to buy a bike!
I'm moving to Venice, LA in short order, and need to get myself a bike. Was just down there last week looking for apartments with my partner, and we had a blast riding all over the damn place on hotel rentals. I need to start shopping for one, and would love some tips and feedback from you bike folks.
I'm looking for an upright beach cruiser style 3 speed bike with hand brakes. The bikes we rented were fixies, and it's a gosh darn miracle I didn't kill myself during the trip. Loved the ride, absolutely hated the fixie style, particularly the pedal brakes. Budget is ideally not more than a few hundred bucks, but would go as high as $500 or so if there was a compelling reason to.
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