Re: Single speed or multi-speed bike
Welcome to the forum. You've come to the right place for answers and suggestions. If you don't mind a cheaper department store, Chinese made cruiser may I suggest you look at the Schwinn Jaguar or it's clone the South Port (same bike, different color scheme) They are a cruiser style frames and both feature a 7 speed cluster with a twist grip shifter. As was suggested by Floridaboy, and you have the $, there is an optional shift kit available which will allow you to use the bike's gears to enhance the pulling power of the engine. Let us know what you decide and good luck. We're here when the time comes for further help.
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