I might be looking to get a bicycle in the next month to make my commute to work a little bit faster. I found one I really like, the Opus Classico:
It's on sale for $399 at a local cycle shop in Mission, it's a 7 speed bicycle that I can describe as being a hybrid between a hybrid and a cruiser. Probably not good for long distances but I do not intend on riding long distances anyway, it's to ride from my place to Mission City Station and then from Waterfront to my work in the west end, as well as lunchtime rides around Stanley Park or to spots around downtown. It's really light, really stylish, it's a bicycle I can wear a business suit or everyday casual clothing while riding. I really love the brown leather accents on the handlebars and seat. It's Canadian built as well, a huge bonus, and for the price can't be beat. Oh did I mention how beautiful I think it looks?
There's also a 24 speed Cervin which is like the the Classico styling wise but will better hill climbing capabilities. I don't know about the price however.
Anyone have any other suggestions? Price is a huge factor, I could spend more than $400 but don't want to.