For your consideration, a Ross Compact, circa 1980, with Shimano 3-speed and stem shifter. It was obtained with drop bars (first picture) and was switched to risers. Nice, sporty rider. Three speeds are all you need for most riding. And lots of reflector area: big reflectors on wheels and mooneyes on the brake strut.
Ol' Faithful Raleigh Scorpio. Converted from 5speed roadie to Sturmey archer 3speed on 26 classic rims. rear hub needs attention but should be swapping internals soon and getting this one back working again at some point!