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Someone agrees with you:
http://www.good.is/posts/an-overlooked-survival-tool-the-bic...
Key lesson in post-Sandy New York was that bicycles were really useful.

Most bikes sold today are fragile performance-oriented things, even the mountain bikes. If I were building a TEOTWAWKI bike, I'd make a "fixie" single-gear bike with a coaster brake and a strong frame. Something like this:
http://www.rei.com/product/851145/electra-crusier-1-bike-201...
Fewer things to break or go wrong. Kit that out with a rear cargo rack, panniers, and maybe a basket in the front, and you're all set.

Regards,

- HCF
cyclist, among other things
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