The graceful lines, the upright position, and the undeniably smooth ride that comes from a steel frame hides a utilitarian side of the Pure Fix Melrose. The easy-mount, step-through frame sports a rear rack so you can haul your gems home from the farmer's market. And you've got full fenders and a chain guard to keep your clothes clean. The jewel of this bike, though. has to be the 8-speed gearing from Shimano. It gives you plenty of gears to tackle any hills that you would come across. The city bikes from Pure Fix make it easier than ever to leave the car at home.