I Have a Dream, A Two-Wheeled Dream
August 11, 2010 7:29 AM Subscribe
Dream bike: I know what I want but how can I get it? Am I going to have to go to a custom shop and it is going to cost tons? Is there an easier way? What are the right terms to use when explaining it to a bike dude?
posted by dame to travel & transportation (39 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
What I want:
1. A road bike frame (that is what ten-speed frames are, yes?)
2. With tires that are three-speed fat (not tiny, not cruiser);
3. Single speed with coaster brakes (I hate gears, I hate hand brakes);
4. Probably drop handlebars (though I am open to other options if they are better).
This would be used for commuting around NYC, mostly short rides for where there is bad subway juju (eg, Cobble Hill to Park Slope) and then maybe eventually riding to work.
I would like to reiterate that despite the fact that there are some moderate hills, I despise gears with all my heart and frankly, I don't want wires all over my bike. I also only want a pedal brake.
Thanks for any pointers.