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    Commuter for a friend.

    Seached around and didn't really find what I was looking for.

    I have a friend, who's daughter is going to College (EMCC) that is only right around the corner from their house. Probably > Mile. She is looking for a commuter bike she can ride back and forth because the parking lot is insane. She doesn't want a department store bike. Something comfortable and easy to ride.

    Suggestions? Maybe point me in the right direction for them?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKeeney
    Seached around and didn't really find what I was looking for.

    I have a friend, who's daughter is going to College (EMCC) that is only right around the corner from their house. Probably > Mile. She is looking for a commuter bike she can ride back and forth because the parking lot is insane. She doesn't want a department store bike. Something comfortable and easy to ride.

    Suggestions? Maybe point me in the right direction for them?

    Thanks.
    Javelina Cycle on Chandler and around 48th Street has a number of commuter-type bikes. Anything from beach cruisers to fully decked out bikes with lights, built-in locks, baskets, etc.
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    My neighbor just picked up a Trek commuter (I think one of the FX models). 700c wheels, commuter (not road) tires, V-brakes. Looks solid, but also very understated - which I think is important (thieves). I think he paid around $400 for it.

    Kona Dew is sweet, they have a bunch built up at Rage. That's around $400 too. Heck, I might get one of those...

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    I just picked up a new commuter for myself, a Scott Sportster P6, but its more like a road bike than a cruiser. Very light. It was $420 at the LBS.

    I'd look around on craigslist lots of cheap cruisers on there right now with college starting up again.
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    I pm'd you an option, but here is another:Novara Buzz V from REI

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    Not sure what you would like to spend, but I thought this looked like a kickass bike. In fact, I am going to build up my 10yr old Specialized Rockhopper and use this as inspiration. Swobo - Del Norte MSRP = $739.

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