I had to traipse around the bicycle shops in Auckland last weekend looking for a very illusive inner-tube, so it occurred to me that I could use the time productively by surveying the stores for Frock-friendly equipment - just in case I am asked what I would like for Christmas!
T.White's Bikes was first on the list ...
For great prices ... don't quote me but I think both of these were around $800 each ... and this one has 7 gears!
Pack and Pedal in Newmarket was second ...
Spotted these Raleigh bicycles - had most of the essentials (basket, step through, mud guards) but unfortunately no chain guard ... HELLO, what are they thinking!!
Then on to R & R Sports in K Road ....
And I have to admit to having a soft spot for tassels!
During my expedition, I popped in to a couple of stores that were decidedly frock-unfriendly but they will go unnamed, in the spirit of Christmas - but come on guys, you really need to get your act together!
I also happen to know that Rode at Pt. Chevalier has 2 Pashleys for sale at about $1600 (but again don't quote me). They are red/cream and blue/cream, and I think they're Sonet Bliss.
If you are looking for a new bicycle for Christmas, you should also check out Urban Bicycles for what else is available in NZ.