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A Review of the Ultimate Women's Vanity Bicycle - The Huffy Deluxe Cruiser

Updated on August 12, 2014

I love my new set of wheels!  

To me, it's as cool as a classic car.  No, really.  My brand new Huffy Cruiser Bike has details reminiscent of vintage vehicles of yesteryear.  My Women's Cruiser Bicycle came complete with white-wall tires (well, in this case they're creme colored), classic fenders, adjustable rear rack, handlebar wire basket, a beverage holder, and a padded spring saddle seat with embroidery.  And, did I mention the color?  MINT GREEN!  Oh yeah.  It's not that I like to stand out in a crowd... but with this bicycle, I just do!  I've never liked boring and bland.  If everything else in my life reflects my unique personality, why shouldn't my bike?

My quest for a single speed bike was not easy!

For many years I've had a desire to start riding bike again, but got bummed out every time I went looking for one.  I'm a 'seasoned citizen' now (that's my term for 'senior'), and I haven't ridden in decades, so I didn't want one of those popular speed bikes.  Do you know how difficult it is to find a single speed adult bike?  One that doesn't look juvenile?  I had almost given up hope, until one day my hubby and I came across this Huffy Cruiser.  Of course, it was on a day when we were not searching for a bicycle.  Isn't that usually the case?

A custom-designed Cruiser? 

I've only had my Huffy Cruiser for a few months and it has already exceeded my expectations.  It's stylish, functional, and fast.  Compared to other bikes in my past - well, it's beyond compare!  Virtually every time I ride, I get multiple compliments on it.  People absolutely love the retro-look... and the color!  Some even think it is custom-designed, and are surprised to find out otherwise, and how affordable it is.  

I ride about 3 days per week, 7-8 miles at a time, and have not had any major issues with it - only routine maintenance.  After 168 miles, the back tire required a little air, and at times my seat will squeak when riding over bounces.  I live in Florida where afternoon thunderstorms pop up almost daily, sometimes with little warning, so I really appreciate the distinctive flared fenders that help keep me dry.  My Huffy Deluxe Cruiser is sporty and extremely well built; I feel very safe riding it.  You know it has to be strongly constructed in order for the manufacturer to offer a lifetime warranty on the bike's frame.  I cannot speak to the element of assembly, as I purchased mine assembled and ready to ride!

Not over-the-hill yet!

56 isn't as old as it used to be!  I may live in an active-adult community, but this Grandma isn't over-the-hill yet!  In fact, I feel much younger whenever I'm on my Cruiser.  Seriously!  It's a mindset, I guess.  I've added a few photos of my Huffy hangin' out in Solivita (which means 'Life in the Sun!') where I live.  As you will see, I love to ride to our Farmer's Market on Monday's and Friday's.  Also, my best friend from Pennsylvania, Ms. Lucy, is hoping to move here - so I've been using my Cruiser to go 'house hunting' recently.  In addition to that, I ride on the miles and miles and miles of perfectly manicured bike paths strategically placed throughout my gated community.  

In conclusion, I can honestly say that my Huffy Cruiser was one of the best purchases I've made in a long, long time.  I'll keep you posted as I explore more and more uses for my new set of wheels!

(All text and photos on this web page are my own.  © Glenda Motsavage, 8/5/14)

 

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One of Many Bike Paths in Solivita Where I Live!I Ride to the Farmers Market Every Monday and Friday!On This Day I Purchased Tomatoes, Peaches, Hot Peppers, Green Onions, Grapes & Mushrooms!Had to Stop and Check Out this Cute Little House for Sale.  My Friend Lucy Wants to Move to Solivita!
One of Many Bike Paths in Solivita Where I Live!
One of Many Bike Paths in Solivita Where I Live!
I Ride to the Farmers Market Every Monday and Friday!
I Ride to the Farmers Market Every Monday and Friday!
On This Day I Purchased Tomatoes, Peaches, Hot Peppers, Green Onions, Grapes & Mushrooms!
On This Day I Purchased Tomatoes, Peaches, Hot Peppers, Green Onions, Grapes & Mushrooms!
Had to Stop and Check Out this Cute Little House for Sale.  My Friend Lucy Wants to Move to Solivita!
Had to Stop and Check Out this Cute Little House for Sale. My Friend Lucy Wants to Move to Solivita!

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When cycling for exercise, a good Fitness device is essential!

Sometimes I ride my Huffy Cruiser for leisure, but mostly I ride for exercise.  Therefore, it's essential that I have a good fitness device like the ones shown here!  And, don't forget about a good security lock to protect your Cruiser - trust me, it's a very desirable bike for someone to have!

HDE 4-Digit Combination Bike Lock - Self Coiling 4-feet x 5/16-inch Security Cable
HDE 4-Digit Combination Bike Lock - Self Coiling 4-feet x 5/16-inch Security Cable

With a bicycle this gorgeous, you do not want to leave your Huffy Cruiser unattended or unsecured when it's parked. This Combination Lock is the perfect 'Security System' while you're gone. I also like that it comes on such a heavy-duty cable!

 
Wahoo Blue SC Speed and Cadence Sensor for iPhone, Android and Bike Computers
Wahoo Blue SC Speed and Cadence Sensor for iPhone, Android and Bike Computers

When I ride, I like to keep track of my distance. This handy device will track your bicycle speed, pedal rotation and mileage. It works with most newer iPhone and Android phones. It connects wirelessly via Bluetooth and is compatible with the most popular cycling Apps.

 
Wahoo BLUEHR Heart Rate Monitor for iPhone and Android
Wahoo BLUEHR Heart Rate Monitor for iPhone and Android

Most times, I ride my Huffy Cruiser for exercise. Therefore, this is the perfect riding companion for me. This little device tracks my heart rate and calories burned. It works with iPhone and Android compatible devices. You can use it with your favorite cycling App.

 

Is The Huffy Cruiser (Mens or Ladies) A Good Fit For You?  Please Share Your Thoughts!  

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Elsie Hagley: Hello kiwinana! My husband is your age and has decided to get the Men's version of this same bike. He's been riding a speed bike for many years, but when he tested mine, he actually liked it better!

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes I think so. I have been thinking of getting a bicycle, I'm nearly 74 think I could cope with this one. Thanks for an interesting review, I enjoyed it.