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We went through this years ago. Lots of test rides. The runner up was a Riv Cheviot, https://www.rivbike.com/products/frame-cheviot but I suspect that's out of the price range. Very nice riding bike though... The winner was an Electra 20d Mixte https://www.evanscycles.com/electra-...-bike-EV262800 , very hard to find now. It performs flawlessly.

I guess my point is, it became obvious a drop bar or hybrid configuration was never going to happen. Once we started looking at more the Mixte, dutch bike w/wide gear selection, we started to get good hits.

We ride together a good deal, all year long, 3+ hour rides, only big hills and 15+ avg. speed is out of her comfort zone. When I ride with her I am typically on a hybrid or heavy tourer.
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