Bicycle for teen girl?
April 3, 2014 6:26 AM Subscribe
My niece would like a bicycle to get around - I have some old ones, but they would need tune-ups. What does she need, and am I better off having an old one worked on, or just getting a new one?
posted by needlegrrl to Travel & Transportation (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have an old Schwinn in my grandparent's basement that I used when I was her age, so it's 20+ years old. She is in a small-ish town, and would like something to get around - she'd likely be going to the store sometimes, so I'd like for her to have a safe way to carry things (basket?).
What's a good brand? (I see bikes on target for under $175 - am I better off buying new instead of trying to get an old one repaired?)
I know nothing about bikes! (Yes, she's 14, and in a small town. I'm sort of appalled at her being out on her own, but she's currently walking, so maybe biking is better?)
Looking at other questions, she will also need a helmet, and front and back lights for the bike. Anything else you'd recommend?