After much anticipation, the Swedish bicycle company Kronan has resumed sales in the US on a new web site. You can buy the 1 and 3 speed Kronan in black, red, white, blue and green. The 5 speed aluminum unisex bike comes in black, red and white. Ranging from $500-$700 these are just about the most affordable bike of this type in the US market. And the best part is that shipping to anywhere in the US is only $47 and should arrive in about 10 days. That's about $300 less than the shipping charged by most US distributors of European bikes of this weight.
And if, say, Kronan decided to send me one, I would be happy to give it a full review! (By the way, I like red, blue or green *wink wink*)