I own a road bike and a cruiser. I love them both, but I'm thinking about replacing the cruiser. I'm posting here for suggestions about what kind of bike to buy.
My cruiser has a big basket on the front for carrying stuff around, plus a bright head light and a bell. The problem is it has only one speed. That was fine when I started riding and wasn't really strong enough to need any higher gears. Now I want more speeds. It also has giant knobby tires. I could go for some smaller tires.
My road bike is very fast, but not very comfortable, and not well suited to carrying home groceries. Also the skinny tires have no traction on damp pavement.
So I'm looking for a bike that is faster than a cruiser, has a reasonable number of speeds, medium width tires, reasonably comfortable and has space for one or more baskets.