Mountain bike turned comfort???
I'm interested in a comfortable bike simply for touring the neighborhood streets, traveling on bike paths in parks, quick trip to the store, etc. I was wondering if a mountain bike fitted with smooth tires would be a decent choice over a pure "comfort bike"? Seems like mountain bikes come with better components and are made sturdier than a comfort bike. If you fit a mountain bike with smooth tires, then it seems like you suddenly have a beefy comfort bike that can handle anything on the street. The only things you would lose over a true comfort bike would be a softer seat (probably too soft anyway) and a slightly more upright riding position. What do you think?