Looking to get a good bike that looks good (my price range is around $500). The atmosphere of the college is a town (just about all the traveling around campus I will do is under 2 miles) and the cars aren't exceeding 30 mph and the traffic is mild.
I was thinking of getting this cruiser bike http://tinyurl.com/qnvrh2
The only problem is that it does not have hand brakes, which makes slowing down and stopping a bit more difficult.
The difference with me is that bikes don't get stolen at my college. We have a very very very low crime rate and while I'm not going to get a $2000 bike and leave it outside, I think one around $500 will be completely safe with a lock
Any suggestions regarding the bike I should be looking for