My first bike was a Monkey Wards. After that I've owned various JC Higgins, Murry, and Schwinns, and some others I can't remember, but my best find is the one I have now that I bought new off the internet. An aluminum framed beach cruiser from China. It's the lightest, and has the best quality accessorys of all the bikes I've ever owned, and when the price is adjusted for inflation, it's by far the least expensive. Is it perfect? No, but no other bicycle I owned was either.