Having ridden a recumbent bicycle for awhile I do miss "riding on top of the world." I think I want to buy another wedgie and give it another chance. However, based on my preferences of what I perceive to be comfortable I can only find TWO bikes that may fit the bill: The Jamis Aurora and Surly Long Haul Trucker(complete).
Here are my prefs:
1.) Under a grand
2.) Steel frame and fork (I am a clydesdale after all, and the comfort of steel) Aurora uses Reynolds 520, LHT 4130
3.) Takes bigger tires (the Aurora comes with 28c but is rumored to go to 32c)
4.) Rack braze on's
5.) New bike - no used bikes
6.) No less than Tiagra parts
7.) 36 spoke hubs
I really can't find any competition for these bikes. Am I missing somebody?