Join Date: Sep 2011
Bikes: Giant Escape 2 Hybrid
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@ caphits - I might consider a road bike when I drop another 35 lbs and have $1,000+ to burn.
Also, I like the more up right position for safety and comforts sake. There are to many deadly hazards on all parts of my journey I like being able to keep my "head on a swivle". I doubt I could even find much use for drops or clipless at all considering the amount of stop, go, and alternating terrain I encounter.
Another reason for me not to ride a road bike is attractiveness to thieves. I have to lock my bike to a public rack for nearly ten hours a day. A beaten 400$ bike that people can't even quantify is far less attractive than what is immediately recognized as a $1,000+ road bike.
@chasm - The panniers probably make that rider feel less confident when trying to slip between cars. This is one of the reasons I may never buy a pannier.
Last edited by BridgeNotTunnel; 10-15-11 at 11:34 AM.