Remember how last August I wanted a new bicycle? I had some specific requirements:
I needed to fit it (hello 5'1"!)
Needed to have handbrakes
No more than 5 speeds
Please be cute
I had hoped to find this holy grail of bike by mid-August. That didn't happen.
My bike was stolen in March, which meant that if I wanted to ride, I would have to find a new one. The first thought was to just buy another Wal Mart one, but I found myself just being frustrated by that, which meant it was not the way to go.
Fast forward to April 3rd. Just a couple of months off, but I finally found it on Craigslist.
A Schwinn Breeze. In Red (my favorite color).
Sparkly handle bars. Hand brakes.
From the 70's.
Beautiful. Happiness. Love.
Next up for me is to find a headlight and a basket to attach.
As a bonus, the husband found the male version of this bike and we promptly purchased it.
It's in green which is his favorite color.
And it had a luggage rack already, which he really, really wanted.
It was meant to be.
We bought both bikes for $225, which we feel was unbelievably reasonable. They're beautiful, light, ride perfectly, and have been taken care of.