Budget Options

The manufacturers listed here produce budget versions of bicycles for everyday transportation.  As far as I know, all bicycles listed here are made in the Far East, with the exception of Bowery Lane Bicycles and Worksman Cycles, which are built in New York.

Classic Loop Frames
Eastman of India (starting at $400)
Flying Pigeon (starting at $350)
Republic Plato (starting at $400)

Contemporary Loop Frames and Step-throughs
Bowery Lane Bicycles (starting at $595)
Breezer Uptown (starting at $575)
Electra Amsterdam(starting at $530)
Gary Fisher Simple (starting at $550)
KHS Manhattan Green (starting at $350)
Kona Africa Bike (starting at $399)
Linus Dutchi (starting at $400)
Public Metro (starting at $500)
Schwinn Cream (starting at $350)
Specialized Globe (starting at $500)
Torker T-530 and Cargo (starting at $550)

Electra Ticino (starting at $550)
Linus Mixte (starting at $550)
Public M (starting at $750)
Specialized Globe (starting at $800)
Trek Belleville (starting at $650)

Worksman Cycles (starting at $270)
Beach Cruisers (various manufacturers; starting at $150)

Note that I have listed only those manufacturers that are available to the North American market. If you feel that a manufacturer has been left out, please send me a note.