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Is there a bicycle designed for slow riding?

Any bike with a comfortable seat, upright riding position and low ratio gears. This is pretty much the definition of a 'cruiser' style bike. Many hybrids, less expensive mountain bikes and fatbikes ...
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How to Carry My Large Step Through Bike Down Stairs?

Your bike has a tiny top-tube which is level and would make a great handle. One method is to stand by the left-side of teh bike (so you're away from the potentially oily chain) and bend at the knees. ...
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Narrow or comfort saddle?

You should ride whatever you find comfortable. If the old saddle was good, swap it to the new bike. If you intend on riding both bikes, keep eyes open for a second saddle of the same brand/model. ...
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Is it worth upgrading to 28mm tyres from 25 for a 250 mile ride?

If you're going to change anything before the big event, change it now and allow time for any problems to arise, then be sorted out before the event. Generally, a 28mm tyre is said to give lower ...
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Is there a bicycle designed for slow riding?

You could consider a 3-wheeled recumbent bicycle: Photo courtesy of Willeke These tend to be more comfortable, and the three wheels mean balance is not an issue, so you can go slowly or stop ...
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How do I fix the comfort of my bike?

The first things I look at to smooth out a ride are: Least expensive: Tire pressure. Printed on the tire is the recommended maximum inflation. You can experiment with lower tire pressures to smooth ...
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How do I fix the comfort of my bike?

You can fit a suspension seat post works great without any major fork removal etc
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Does low tire pressure affect safe, minimum tire clearance?

By "clearance" I assume you mean distance between the tire and frame members. If you run a tire at low pressure, that only affects the tire's shape where it contacts the ground. It won't ...
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Comfort Bike for commuting?

I commute on 28 km/day at 22-25 km/h average. I normally use a city bike, where I am not exactly leaning forward but neither sitting at 90 degrees. However, I had to use for an entire week a ...
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What type of seat for my wife for comfort? She won’t ride because the seats are uncomfortable and I want her to ride with me

It might be the case that simply putting a comfortable seat (There are many to choose from. Most any ladies touring saddle is better than any stock BMX seat.) would solve the problem. It also might be ...
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How to Carry My Large Step Through Bike Down Stairs?

I agree with Hursey that the best option is to manoeuvre the bike completely on the back wheel. This can actually work well even with very heavy bikes, as long as they don't have a long rear fender. ...
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I think I bought the wrong bike

First thing is ( as suggested by @whatsisname )go back to the shop and ask for an exchange, explaining why. Worst happens is they say no. Presuming they say no, have a conversation about about ...
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Effects of longer and higher stem on rider position/comfort and handling

There is no magic formula for handlebar position, so some experimentation is necessary. If you feel your hand should be further forward, get a longer stem. Think about where your hand want to be on ...
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What are some key road flat pedal bicycle adjustments that affect neck strain?

If a rider is suffering neck pain, one of the first things to try is removing any visor from the helmet. MTB helmets frequently come with some kind of sunshade/peak/bill horizontally over the eyes, ...
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What makes a comfortable wheel?

Internal rim width difference would change the tire profile, and thus volume as well as the direction force is put on the casing, which could have a significant effect on how/how well it dampens ...
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What makes a comfortable wheel?

I see two possible explanations. One is psychological and one is physical. The psychological one is that these are the new toy, so you want to find a reason they are good. This effect is much more ...
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Can hand brake levers be pulled hard enough on a comfort/cruiser handlebar?

You will have no problem with the brake levers. The force you apply to the levers is between your fingers on the lever and the palm of your hand on the bar grip, so the angle of your hand with respect ...
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Drop barends on cruiser handlebar

I guess there are no ready answers when you choose the path of alt-bars. Experimentation should decide. Consider aspects of comfort and safety. Comfort — will it be comfortable to use? Cruiser ...
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Drop barends on cruiser handlebar

Drop bar ends try to simulate Drop Handlebars. Drop handlebars and cruiser handlebars are practically oposite ends of a spectrum. Often times trying to obtain benefits of two oposites brings along ...
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Drop barends on cruiser handlebar

I agree with Grigory's answer. Some other points to consider: There will be a long distance between the drop bars and the cruiser grips (where the brake levers presumably would be), and moving ...
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Does low tire pressure affect safe, minimum tire clearance?

For the most part it doesn't matter because at the spots where the tire is passing close to the frame/fork, it's unloaded by anything but air pressure and will be dimensionally very close regardless ...
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Testicles chafing on legs - are my bibs too loose or too tight?

"we're all adults here..." In my experience, when riding with bib shorts or cycling shorts, they have to be pulled up, way up. And they should be a snug fit around your lower body - the shoulder ...
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Is there a bicycle designed for slow riding?

You might want to consider a fat-bike. They're naturally slower, because they're meant for really rough terrain, so they have low gearing, high frame mass to be sturdy and higher rolling resistance ...
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Narrow or comfort saddle?

It depends a lot on the seating position and riding intensity. A casual e-bike is usually intended for an upright seating position. Often the saddle will be too low and the user rides at a low ...
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Do recumbent bicycles cause knee pain?

Ultimately, the cause of knee pain while riding is that we have knees. That, combined with a poor bike fit will give pain in knees. The human knee is a relatively vulnerable joint because it is at the ...
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Assuming fixed tire width, what features makes a tire more comfortable?

I'm afraid there's no single specs that can be used to know what can make a tire comfortable. The main criteria is suppleness (besides pressure, obviously), that allows a tire to easily deform to ...
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Thoughts about tri bar / trekking bar on hybrid bicycle

Aero bars (this is the actual name of what you call "tri bar") is surely a comfortable and affordable solution. In the Netherlands you see people with aero bars on hybrid bikes quite often - it is ...
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Is it harder to ride a comfort bike on a paved trail than a hybrid?

'Comfort' and 'hybrid' are not particually specific terms. Let's assume: Comfort bike means a bike with an upright riding position - the rider's back is nearly vertical. Handlebars are high and ...
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New Saddle For Gravel Bike

Leather is fine to ride in the wet. However because its an organic product you have to treat it periodically with a preservative. Also you don't want to just leave it in the rain all the time, that ...
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converting a road bike (aluminum with carbon forks) handle bar

I'd recommend hitting up a local bike shop for recumbent bike options. Since product availability is pretty location specific, only this general advice is helpful. Even recommending a particular ...
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