Hello! I am a recreational biker and already have a mountain bike. I know this sounds silly, but I want to take my dog biking with me. He's 25 lbs. and I have a basket picked out, but it won't work on my mountain bike. Since the bike is 25 years old, I am willing to purchase another more universal bike. I believe I want a hybrid bike, but the braking is the problem. The cable cannot come out of the stem and go down in front of the head tube if I am to allow for the basket. I will require loopy cables in plastic that can be moved. I really would rather stay away from a cruiser if possible as I am in Michigan on pavement and not around any beaches or anything. Does anyone have any suggestions for me that fit the bill? I would appreciate any ideas as I am not familiar at all with any of the bikes out there. I am rather small and would prefer something on the lighter side--
Thanks so much!