Bikes are the perfect way to commute in the city. They restore your independence and get you outside. If you are into many different bicycle activities — touring, commuting, and mountain biking — it can be difficult to fit a bike for each into your city space. Therefore, choosing the right bike is key to continuing to be able to do all your fun bike-related activities.
I have an old steel touring bike from the 1960s that has been converted to a single speed. It is comfortable and great for commuting, but it isn’t practical for multi-purposes and it is my only bike. Longer rides, particularly any with hills, aren’t really doable on it. It is currently being repaired after a delivery-van driver ran straight into it (I’m fine!), and I am thinking of potentially selling it after it is fixed to finance the one bike I really want. A Surly Troll. The Troll is a rigid steel touring mountain bike, which can also handle fat road tyres. Perfect for nearly all conditions, except uber rocky downhill stuff — but that isn’t for me anyways. And it comes in bright orange, my favourite colour. Ah, it’s meant to be.