So, I've been using a bicycle for most of my errands, round trips range from 5-20miles. I've been riding a MTB I converted to HD road use, dropbars, roadtires and fenders.
Works great, Linus Roll-up Panniers let me drop one bag at a time depending on what I need to haul, fully loaded with groceries, 60+lbs are an easy haul.
My curiosity is about ride quality. With a short frame (22") and 26" wheels, I've got plenty of stand over room, the wheels are husky and strong, it eats up pot holes and rough stuff, handles solidly fully loaded....but rides like a truck!
My roadbikes are 25" frames on 700c's
So, would a larger frame, 24" with 700x40 tires ride a little less truck like? I'm thinking I want to build an allarounder but maybe a dedicated utility bike like what I have is the better way to go?
Any input from experience would be greatly appreciated ( please no trailer suggestions)