Not long ago, we profiled NYC bicycle commuter Diane Randall, who returned to cycling as an adult because she wanted to explore the city that she loves from a different perspective. Although she started off with a new mountain bike, a recently re-discovered photograph led her back to the Raleigh that she had received for Christmas from her parents more than 2 decades ago, and that she had kept in storage.  It just goes to show that the joy of receiving a bicycle as a gift is lasting, and it isn’t just for kids. In that spirit, we’ve posted 8 city bicycles that are sure to delight their grown-up recipients as they pedal into the new year. For easy shopping, each slide below includes a link to the manufacturer and the name of an NYC bicycle shop that carries the brand.

Top photo: Biria Citibike Step-Through, steel 7-speed, $439, HUB Cycles

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  • Specialized Vita, aluminum 8-speed, $520, Bicycle Habitat

  • Bobbin Birdie, steel 3-speed (5-speed in other colors), $550, Adeline Adeline

  • Brooklyn Cruiser Willow, steel 3-speed, $630.39, Silk Road Bicycles

  • Brompton, steel 3-speed folding bicycle, $1,329, NYCeWheels

  • Globe Daily 2, aluminum 7-speed, $880, Sid’s Bike Shop

  • Electra Ticino, steel 8-speed, $722.50, Gotham Bikes

  • StradaTrackster, steel fixed-gear or freewheel, (variable color options), $499, Strada Customs

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