Looking for a bike that fits the features I like
I'm currently riding a bike I love - a 1999 Raleigh Retroglide NX7. However, I'm getting the feeling that it might be time to move on. She's squeaky and rattly, and a lot of her parts are rusting through. Most of all, she's a big ol' beach cruiser, and I have a feeling that those fat tires are wasting a lot of energy during my daily commute across flat pavement.
Anyway, I'm looking for recommendations to see if I can find another bike that I'll thoroughly enjoy. Here's what I like:
A full-size bike (rather than folding)
Internal gear hub
Tires thicker than road tires, but thinner than comfort bikes
Curved frame, just for looks (too many angles in modern bikes)
Frame attach points (i.e., it's not so sleek that I can't put a kickstand and some rear baskets on it)
I don't need to get everything on the list, it's just the stuff that I've learned that I like.
Any ideas which trees I should be barking up? So far, it's been the internal gear hub and coaster brakes that have really been restricting my choices.
Last edited by Bfiggins; 05-13-09 at 09:52 PM.