I love my little Schwinn. It's simple, durable, and has all the functionality I need. Sop rats like my little Schwinn. It's old school and has the type of character that tools develop when they're over 30 years old. Little kids - don't normally love my little Schwinn. It's not flashy and looks a little odd next to modern bikes. All that being said, can you imagine how excited I was when this evening, as I was unloading the baskets so I could collapse them (won't fit through the door otherwise) a little girl who couldn't have been more than 10 years old walked by and said "That's a nice bike" and clearly meant it.
Maybe there is hope for the younger generation.