I love riding my road bike, but recently, I visited China and saw all the people riding around on commuter bikes and now I have the bug to get a bike for running errands around the neighborhood (groceries, etc.). No, I don't want to outfit the road bike with rack and fenders.
I want to do something on the cheap, but can't really figure out what to do. The leading (cheapest) idea so far is to get the Gary Fisher mountain bike at the bike store that is $200 and add what I need to it. What do you guys think?
There's also a cruiser type bike at Costco for $100, but how good of a machine could that be?
Am I crazy?