They're new bikes.....! Wait! No! They're old bikes, refurbished!
I won't pretend that I didn't look on the new ones with a little lust in my heart. To be more accurate, I lifted one of the new ones and its light weight sparked lust in my heart. The Trek Larry uses is 18 years old, and my Schwinn is 15, both very well built, but not exactly Space Age high tech metals. I figure I'll burn extra calories just propelling its poundage down the path.
It's OK. I love my old bike. I loved it when I bought it, and its association with our much-missed NJ house adds to that.
And my cycling has been sporadic, so until I figure out whether I'll actually get serious about it, refurbishment made sense.
But man, the search goes on for a form of exercise that I don't loathe!