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Old 06-04-20, 09:40 AM
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Extend the budget a bit and buy two bikes, one like is being suggested above and the second a tandem. 35 years ago my wife was just beginning to enter cycling and we decided on a Santana tandem without much knowledge of what we were doing and whether we would enjoy it. Let me say that for more than 20 years, it was practically the only bike we rode (when we both rode). All the adages are true; she will never be dropped, or lost. Both riders will ride at the same speed, and conversation/interactions will be facilitated. However an important point is don't do this if you don't want your wife to ride with you. BTW dont try to get by with someone's old beater Schwinn tandem. Buy a tandem as good as your single or even better. She still rides but mounting the tandem after double hip replacement is a bit tougher than getting on the single. Good luck.
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