Okay, so I am approximately 4'10 and looking to buy my first "adult" bike. I live in New York City, and want to be able to ride around on streets instead of driving all the time, so I need a bike with high handlebars and a basket in the front as well as maybe some compartments on the rack of the back wheel.
I am proportionate even though I am very petite, and looking for a bike with a frame that fits me. I usually ride my younger sister's childhood bike (she is taller than me) but I can barely reach the pedals. Needless to say, it's time I upgrade.
I don't know anything about what type of bike would be best for everyday commuting in the city, and I'm hoping to be able to know enough about what type of bike I need so i can buy it by March and gradually replace using my car with using my bike.
So, to sum it up - a bike for a short woman to ride around an urban environment and with room to hold my purse, books, etc.
I appreciate any help and comments!!