If there ever was a utilitarian product to change the world it would have to be the KHS Green introduced in 2007. I just came across this bike about a month ago and have come to love its simplicity, functionality and grass roots beauty. While this bike doesn't have disc brakes, 57 speeds, big balloon whitewall tires or a flashy paint job based on the now dated fad of the chopper/cruiser, what it does offer is European styling which is functional and fashionable in it's own sense. Come on, black goes with everything. While I lust for a Dutch or Swedish city bike, really..... why pay $2000 when you could spend under $300.
I am going to do my best to get my hands on one of these soon and give it a review to try and spread the word to the masses. I think this would be the ultimate rental bike for a flat community, would be an affordable mode of transportation for most, comes in Ladies and Mens styles and comes in three stylish colours. Black, black and black.
If there was a way to create a community bike program it would be a fleet of these beauties. So have a closer look at this bike. Oh and it even comes with fenders, kick stand, rear carry rack, bell, rear wheel lock and 700c wheels. Shimano Nexus 3 speed internal hub is the standard commuting shifter system and is bulletproof. The only thing I would personally do is switch out to a moustache bar or a arc bend bar to give it a bit more wrist pleasure.