I've recently come to the conclusion that I cannot stomach public transport any longer and that our family needs to move up from being a '1 car' family to having some other form of transport. A second car would be handy and convenient - but costly to the point that the missus would probably have to do an extra days work a week to pay for it. So the bike idea has been raised. I'm quite keen and the idea of minimal parking problems, good fuel economy etc etc seem to make a bike a decent commuter choice. Our schedules are such that it would actually be really handy if somedays I took the bike and some days the wife took the bike (leaving the car driver to handle childcare runs etc etc). I'm not looking for anything too scarey - we're both complete biking n00bs - so is there a bike that might suit us both? The problem here is I'm 6'3" and the wife is 5'0" !! I was thinking something like a 10year old Kawasaki ZZR250 for around $4-$5k might do the job - but would a 5'0" rider be able to fit on it? (Is there any bike that 5'0" rider could manage?) Any thoughts would be appreciated - I know nothing - so any ideas are welcome!