I think I must be odd compared to other people on the forums.
I always hear cyclist saying that the correct amount of bikes is always one more than how many they own, or N+1. I just don't get that. I like my bike and I wish it could do everything. The only reason I think I need a different bike is because this one is a heavy thing from Target. Other than it's weight, I think Zoomie is the perfect bicycle.
I also have a Huffy mountain bike dubbed Chainless (II). I rode Zoomie in the snow with my husband on his commute to work the other day. He rides a full-suspension mountain bike with 26" knobby tires. He slid a little bit at times, but no where near like what I was doing on Zoomie's skinny slick hybrid tires (I didn't fall, whoohoo!). Rather than switching to Chainless, which would be logical, I'm going to stud Zoomie's tires.
I constantly use the saddlebag on Zoomie's rear rack to hold extra gloves, my scarf, anything I want to have with me just in case, not to mention clothing I shed when it gets warmer. I stuffed my husband's entire backpack in there after he got to work and changed. I just don't want to hop on another bike and be without that carrying capacity. At the same time, Zoomie also has my one and only repair kit and frame pump. I just know that if I rode Chainless and didn't have the kit, something would break.
I suppose a solution could be to get doubles of everything and a rear rack so Chainless could be outfitted just like Zoomie- but I really don't know if that would make me ride Chainless just as much, or if it would be a waste of money. The reason I own Chainless now is as a back-up bike in case something goes wrong with Zoomie that can't be repaired quickly- such as if I walk out the door late one morning and find a flat tire.
I'm not sure exactly what I'm after by posting this. Thoughts, opinions? Suggestions?