My ideal commuter bike
I’ve been thinking about this for a while now and we’re getting closer but not there just yet. Since a few people have asked me and I always forget something I’ll list all the features here.
Must haves beside wheels, frame, forks, saddle, pedals, handlebars and a reasonable price:
- breaks front & back (disks a plus)
- fenders front & back
- internal gear hub
- chain cover
- reasonable weight
- lights front & back
- hidden break and shifter cables
- rear rack
You can get the lights, but it’s way nicer if they look the part, cables inside the frame make the bike look nicer and a rear rack is useful for schlepping stuff around.
I’ve recently done another search and found that Schwinn Brighton comes close – it has all the must-haves, but unfortunately it’s not available in Slovenia.