Dave and his new Electra Townie 7D
This is my friend Dave. He asked me to go bike shopping with him to help him pick out a new bike. It's been many years since he's been on a bike. It was the first time I've done a true "bike consult" and it was so much fun! He wanted a bike that was comfortable and easy to use for tooling around town and the beach on the weekends and perhaps riding to work on occasion - work being just a few miles from his home - and he knows himself well enough to know he's not a speed demon. After considering several options at a few different bike shops he settled on the Townie - which I think is a great choice! I was seriously considering the same bike when I first started shopping. He especially loved the orange accents on the black bike. It really is quite stylish, and it's a great value to boot. It's definitely a bike to consider if your new to the world of cycling, or you're considering any kind of cruiser or comfort bike.
He also got a helmet, a pump, a lock, a bottle cage and bottle, and a set of lights. He's all set!
Now I'm going to e-mail him a link to Bicycling Street Smarts so he'll feel safe and well-equipped on the road.