So recently I have gotten into bicycling, mostly for leisure and to get to friends house who live close by. As of the moment, I use my sister's bike some Marin, I'm not too sure what type and what not. So of course, I am not even sure where to even start. Although I tried to do some research and was leaning towards some type of hybrid (road-biased). Basically I wanted a bike that would get me to and from nearby friends' houses(~1-2mi) and to school (4x/week ~3-4mi one way). So which bike would best suit my needs? Also I do like frames similar to the early 90s Trek700, so frame appearance is a factor.
In this case would I just be better off buying some used bike I like the appearance of and go from there?
Thanks for any response in advance