Funny stuff. I love bikes but gave up my last cruiser years ago when I bent the crank trying to muscle it up a hill on the bike path. I have an old 27 speed Raleigh that I like but it's getting tired and skips the chain in the lowest gears. I also have an old 18 speed Schwinn I really like. If I had the extra money, I would buy one of the new 29 inch bikes, love those huge wheels. $1500 for a bike is not happening tho, that's a lot of car parts.