Look Ma, No Hands!
My 15 year old son is finally accepting that he can no longer ride his 20" BMX that he has had since forever. He is about 5-4" and very lean, but strong at around 130lbs. He will probably top out at 5-7 given his mother is short. He has Asperger's Syndrome, is very brilliant in school but is inflexible and quirky to say the least, think Elon Musk or Albert Einstein. His absolute requirement is coaster brakes as he is afraid of hand brakes (to the point he does not even want them on the bike if front only, I had to take them off his BMX). I'd like to get him into a 3 speed as the main reason he is making this changes is on a recent Boy Scout ride he could not keep up with the group with a single speed. We have some Rail Trails and our neighborhood is very hilly. We have a house full of old stuff, cars, motorcycles, antiques ect so a vintage or at least vintage styled ride would be fitting. Am I stuck looking at cheap beach cruisers or is there a better option? I don't mind a a bit of building but spring is here and I'd like to move quickly as its remarkable that he wants to make a change at all and riding season is here. I don't really have months to put something together but would like something that fits his needs and will last through college. Thanks in advance.