My girlfriend has suggested she wouldn't mind trying basic riding with me but currently only has a very old Apollo bike which is horrible and weighs over 35lbs for a small rigid bike which i don't think is safe as the whole brake setup moves with the wheel when the brakes are applied. I can't upgrade the brakes to even vbrakes as there are no bosses on the fork and i'm not happy with her using the bike in its present condition.
Much as i'd like her to enjoy riding i have very little faith in her actually doing it more than a couple of times before quitting (she'll say it hurts her knees, bum etc...) based on her previous attempts at anything fitness related.
I'd be happy to buy her a new bike but can't decide whether to get a reasonable starter bike like the Spesh Myka Sport disc at £360 or to dip a toe in the market with a cheapy rigid bike from Decathlon for around the £120 mark. I guess i'd be able to recoup more money by selling the spesh should it end up festering in the shed but then i also feel i'd be buying it more because i think it's a nicer bike when i don't think she'll even notice much difference and it'll only ever get ridden in local parks and country lanes.
So what do we think is the best option? Oh, and Ebay doesn't offer a lot in 15" womens bikes and i don't like buying bikes off Ebay anyway. Cheers.