so your good too go?Would make a great city hipster bike, all you need is a mustache and a plaid shirt and your good too go. Not sure what you mean by long distance,
Yes, long distance, gears are your friends - use them wisely! That be a city bike - and I like it!!yeah, the lack of gears will kinda suck on hills. also, if you do buy it, i'd tighten up that chain a bit. it's a cool cruiser, but i wouldn't take it across the country (i prefer road/speed bikes - i must go fast!)
From what I have learned,the best kind of bike,is one made in Japan,in the 80's & early 90's,due to the available parts ! Parts being the key word here ! I have three road bikes,one is a subcontracted Trek,from Japan,which I use as my delivery bike,for QuicknessRva . At the moment,still running 27inch wheels,but plan to go to 700,when I can afford to. My other two are Japan made Bianchi,great bikes ! All three have parts that are interchangeable ! My newest Bianchi,which I paid $200 for,has drop bars,something I have not had since the 70's,the other two have straight bars,which I like,though the drop bars have a great advantage over straight,as you can tuck & bomb ! ...........I do like Schwinns,just sold my Schwinn I got in 83,as it was time to roll forward !