I'm looking to buy my first bike since I was a kid- a simple city bike that can get me from point A to point B. I only have a few requirements: I'd like the bike to have gears- don't need too many because I won't take many hills, but I want the flexibility. I'd also like the bike to have hand breaks. Lastly, I'd like the bike to be decent looking (I'm single and need to impress the ladies).
I found a few that I like and am wondering if anyone has experience with any of these or an opinion on which is best. I'd like to spend between $400- $700 and would like something that is sturdy/well made and will last a while. I'll want a rear rack so am factoring that into the price if I have to add one on. Any advice would be appreciated.
Here are the bikes I'm considering:
Trek 7.2: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...ness/fx/7_2_fx
Biria CitiBike: http://www.biria.com/bicycle/citibike/700c-men
Bianchi Tornio/ Cortina: http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/strada/turismo/torino/
Bianchi Iseo: http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/strada/turismo/iseo/
Public V7: http://publicbikes.com/p/PUBLIC-V7-2012
Linus Roadster Sport: http://www.linusbike.com/models/roadster-sport/
Glove Daily 2: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/glo...5&scname=Globe
Thanks a lot for your help. I've gone back and forth for a few weeks and could use the help of some experts. No LBS has all of these options so it is hard to get an opinion from the guys that work there.