Ok, with all the talk of roadie bikes, I was wondering what is the real differance between the different types. I know a touring roadie has a longer and stronger frame than the "regular" roadies I've rode. I don't know what the differance in cyclocross bikes and the touring and regular ones or the touring.
Also, I have a Schwinn World Class in layaway. The best way I explain it is as a lightweight touring bike. I has drops, briffers, two sets of brake handles, is setup for a good rack system, and has a carbon fork and rear "triangle". It was a 2006 left over, seems noone wanted it due it its XL size frame and higher price. Its brand new and I got it right, compared to the newer priced ones. Its the same length as teh World Class Tourer. Nice skinny tires also. Anyways, it rode great and handled good also. Does anyone have any input on this model?