It took patience to find a step through frame that fit both me and my wife. We added a quick release for the seat and a basket onto the rack to make sharing and commuting simple. One of us can ride to school with our son in the morning and the other rides home with him in the afternoon.
(The granny gear is still tough on the Kansas City hills, but we manage).
Love this bike - best I've ever ridden!
I love my Willow! She's sleek and light and gorgeous! Her ride is fast and smooth, shifting gears effortlessly. I adjusted to her petite seat easily. My hands rest comfortably on Her flat-ended rubber handle grips. I'm proud of my beautiful Willow; we're having the best summer together!
I recently discovered the Willow bicycle while taking a tour with "The Loudest Yeller" bicycle tour company (which was awesome btw). Their fleet of touring bikes are all Willows. As I was riding around Brooklyn I realized... This is the bike I've been looking for for 15 years!!!! It'suble retro styling is sleek and aesthetically pleasing without looking bubbly or childish. It comes in a bunch of different colors. The leather saddle and handle grips make it look so classy;) But here's where the Willow pulls ahead of the pack: in addition to being beautiful it also meets all the requirements one would ask for if they actually planned to use this bicycle as their primary transportation.
It's lightweight (easy to carry up a flight of stairs... or 5). It has 3 gears which shift soooo easily with a twist-click on the right handle bar. It has a chain guard and fenders so my clothes don't get dirty. It has a back rack and optional crate if you need to haul stuff. It's perfect, just perfect. Thank you!!
This bike is SO much more than just a pretty face - it also rides like a dream! The seat is very comfortable and switching between gears is seamless, making the ride super smooth. The entire experience from ordering to picking up to riding has been a pleasure - overall, this is a high quality bike that I will enjoy for years and years to come. The hardest part, hands down, is picking just one color!